If you have children chances are pretty good that you have a stuffed toy or 50 lying around the house. Chances are even better that those stuffed toys are often left neglected at the bottom of the toy box—in my house this sadly seems to be the fate of most of the stuffed toys my children bring home. I have to be honest and tell you that in my house my children seem to loose interest in most toys because they are simply not engaging enough to keep them interested. Fortunately for my kids (and for me) I was recently introduced to a stuffed bear that takes fun and learning to the next level!
Zylie the Bear is an inquisitive 12 year old bear who travels the globe looking for fun and adventure. Zylie’s travels come to life in a series of books, the first in the series being The Adventures of Zylie the Bear, New York. Zylie is an 18 inch plush bear who can bend and move (much like Barbie). The Zylie the Bear, New York Kit comes complete with Zylie (dressed to the nines in her signature skinny jeans,flounce top, and swing jacket), all of her accessories (an orange messenger bag which contains a map, passport, and diary), and the accompanying book (The Adventures of Zylie the Bear, New York). Of course, no journey around the world would be complete without a virtual word to share her adventures—Zylie’s website offers children the chance to not only interact with her, but also get involved in every aspect of the stories. Zylie also has an adventurous globe trotting friend who share her love of travel and adventure; Shen the Panda!
We received both the Zylie the Bear Kit and the Shen the Panda kit to review—and when I say my kids were excited, it’s an understatement. My daughter Savanna was the perfect age to be the test subject for Zylie the Bear—she loves traveling, fashion, and reading—so I knew her time with Zylie would be well spent! I have to note that the attention to detail in not only the bears, but every aspect of both kits is just phenomenal! My absolute favorite features of the bears are their trendy clothes and impressive accessories (my personal favorite is the tiny drumsticks that Shen has tucked neatly away in his backpack). My kids had a great time playing with both Zylie and Shen and listening to and reading the books that accompany the bears.
Buy it: You can purchase Zylie, Shen, their accessories and books online at ZylietheBear.com.
One MIBR reader won’t have to wait to buy Zylie, because the nice people at Zylie are giving one MIBR reader a Zylie the Bear Kit (ARV $75)!
Win it: To be eligible for this giveaway please visit the Zylie the Bear website and look around, come back and leave a comment on this post telling me something about Zylie or the people behind Zylie that you learned from the website! This is mandatory and must be completed before any extra entries will be accepted!
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This giveaway ends on Wednesday June 2, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST. One winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced in a separate winner’s post (winner will also be emailed). Winner will have 48 hours to contact me and claim his prize, failure to do so will result in winner forfeiting his prize and me choosing a new winner.