ELC Frankie Frog and His Flying Machine
(International Playthings $29.99) Platinum Award
Twist the propeller and this jolly plane will roll along with Frankie Frog at the controls. Unlike a plane for older children, this one goes slowly enough for toddlers to play with safely. The propeller makes a nice ratchety sound when it is wound up. Freddy has movable head, arms and legs that make a pleasing clickable sound; he can stand or sit and wears a sporty pair of yellow goggles. Like other vehicles and figures in this collection, they have a nice feel and heft. Not too big and not too small for beginning pretend play. A special toy for 12-36 months, but will be most enjoyed by younger toddlers. Award Year: 2015.