Manhattan Toy Lemon The Bear + Kitty & Fabric Books
(Manhattan Toy $24, books $13.99 each )
Ready for the great outdoors, Lemon the Bear is a stout 16" tall and wears rugged overalls and red and black checked hunter's style shirt. HIs clothes are not removable and his features are stitched, so he's a safe choice for toddlers who will like his hefty shape and easy to grab skinny legs and arms. The Lemon the Bear doll can be enjoyed alone as an unusual huggable. However, there are three fabric books featuring Lemon the Bear with separate touchy-feely pages that have interesting textures, sound and patterns to engage little hands. His adventures relate to nature and food: Lemon the Bear Plants a Garden, Lemon the Bear Goes Camping, and Lemon the Bear Cooks Dinner. The books look a little on the youngish side, but the subjects they are about are not that young.
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2018