We received 2 toys for this review: A Caillou doll and a Caillou bath time vehicle. Let’s do each product separately.
First, the Caillou Classic Doll. I know – boys aren’t supposed to play with dolls. But, who made up that rule? Whomever it was forgot to tell Parker, because he loves “babies.” In fact, he takes better care of Lucy’s dolls than she does half the time. When Parker saw that he got his very own doll, and it was a Caillou doll, one of his favorite tv characters, he was in heaven. In fact, I don’t think he’s put Caillou down for more than a few minutes at a time. He goes in the car with us, Parker sleeps with him at night, he’s become a constant companion. The doll features the classic Caillou outfit with vinyl head, arms, and feet, as well as a super soft body that Parker loves to hug. And he does, all day and all night. You can see how much he loves the toy in the picture!
Next, we have the Caillou Bath Time Vehicle. Parker was SO excited to see Caillou’s cat, Gilbert, on the boat with Caillou! He loves that cat, and seeing him there just made Parker’s day. I’ve got to say that I wish bath toys had been this cool when I was a kid. The boat really floats AND it really moves! When you crank the “motor,” it really makes the boat move through the water. Parker had a blast with it. Every time I put him in the bathtub now, it’s next to impossible to get him out! One great feature of this boat is that all the pieces come apart, which makes it perfect for working on Parker’s fine motor skills. And, because you can pull the motor off the bottom, you can make the boat “sail” over the coffee table, couch, kitchen table, stair railing, and more! I’m pretty sure this boat has sailed over every inch of our house.
If you have a little boy or girl that loves Caillou, I would definitely recommend that you check out these fabulous toys. They are both available at 272 participating Toys R Us stores (visit store locator at www.caillou.com/storelocator) and the following e-commerce sites: www.toysrus.com, www.fao.com, www.kohls.com, and www.tystoybox.com. The 14.5 inch doll retails for $29.99, and the bathtub toys are just $16.99. It’s a great deal, and these toys are sure to bring your child hours of entertainment.
Disclaimer: I am participating in a blog tour with Team Mom on behalf of Caillou and Cookie Jar Entertainment on the release of the new toys available at Toys “R” Us. I received the products necessary to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% my own. I have not been compensated in any other way for this post.