Yoo Hoo and Friends: Popular Plush Toys

Yoo Hoo and Friends plush toys have taken off in popularity, and no wonder theyre cute, cuddly, and each one is unique, making me children want them all!

Where can you find these adorable creatures? Well, online at www.auroragift.com is a great place to start. There youll find Yoo Hoo and Friends characters galore!

So what makes these furry little friends so beguiling? Thanks to Aurora Gifts, I was able to find out for myself. They sent me a pink sugarglider, a capuchin, and another smaller critter attached to a keychain. All of them were instant hits with my almost-two-year-old daughter, Emma. Oh, and with me. I just cant seem to resist those huge, luminous eyes and long, bushy tails. Who could? My eleven-year-old niece couldnt, either. She hinted to me about 25 times (maybe more) that she loved the pink sugarglider. If Emma hadnt been taking them to bed with her every night I might have been able to part with one but instead we compromised and I gave her the little keychain critter instead. She was thrilled because it was something she would be able to clip to her backpack and take to school with her. I was thrilled because she was thrilled. 🙂

Did I mention Emma takes them to sleep with her? Its really a funny story I was having trouble getting her to go to sleep at night. She would stand in her crib and scream and cry for me, but as soon as she saw these little creatures and heard the woodland noises they made when squeezed, it was like magic. I tucked the sugarglider and capuchin in with her at night and told her, Lets put the babies to bed. It became a nightly ritual and she immediately fell asleep next to them. SO cute! Im not saying theyre magical sleep aids, but theres just something about them that kids love!

Cool Facts:

  • Yoo Hoo and Friends characters are based on real endangered animals around the globe
  • Each character plays a different fun sound (not too loud, either thankful mommy here) when you squeeze their tummies
  • Theyre very well-made and are hand-washable (I got to test this out and they wash easily)
  • Theres even a Yoo Hoo and Friends website featuring games, downloadable wallpapers, the chance to learn about the endangered creatures, previews of the new Yoo Hoo and Friends characters coming out this year, and a whole virtual world in which you can adopt and raise new animals! All of this is free! Recommended for ages 5 to 12.

There are more than 50 different characters and even accessories like a pet carrier can be purchased.

I have to say that Im a convert the Yoo Hoo and Friends characters are super adorable, I cant help but smile when I see Emma walking around with one in each hand. I think theyre great for all ages, too. We recommend them very highly!

Check out the cuties coming out in 2010!

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Disclosure: Aurora Gifts sent me three Yoo Hoo and Friends plush toys in exchange for an honest review. This review is 100% my own content, my own true experiences with the product(s), and my own opinion.