Reviewed by Hayley McLaren
I was really pleased to get the opportunity to review the Jemima Puddle-Duck medium soft toy by GUND. As a child I enjoyed the Beatrix Potter stories and have fond feelings toward the characters, my daughter is also a huge fan of the books and the television series making this the perfect soft toy for us to enjoy!
The product arrived in a brown cardboard box, well packaged and padded inside the box with corrugated card. Jemima herself was within a plastic bag containing the printed advice to ‘shake before display for me to look special!’ I gave the bag a shake before opening and the action plumped the toy up nicely. The packaging was mainly recyclable which is a plus for me and did its job protecting the toy through delivery.
Jemima stands 15cm tall and is the perfect size for little hands. She is extremely tactile made of the softest white fluffy material with different fabrics making up her outfit. Her shawl is made from patterned cotton, with lovely frayed edging and is cleverly stitched in place at the back to prevent it coming off. Her bonnet is made of soft blue fleece like fabric tied with a silky ribbon and decorated with a silk ruffle. These small details make the toy particularly appealing and my daughter (aged 5) loves stroking the silky ribbon.
Jemima’s wings can move away from her body and she is weighty enough that she sits nicely upright on a flat surface. She is part of the official range of ‘Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit’ toys by Gund and very in keeping in design with the original Beatrix Potter illustrations.
Jemima is suitable for children over the age of 1 year. CE marking is present on the label which certifies that this toy meets the required EU safety standards and the toy feels like a well-made and quality item.
I would buy this toy for a child and I think the play possibilities are endless, this could easily be used for imaginative play and as an accompaniment to enriching the Beatrix Potter books. This is such a sweet soft toy that for a young child I think it would make an ideal comforter. This toy would also be a lovely gift for a Beatrix potter enthusiast of any age and would make a lovely decorative ornament.
Easter would be an ideal time of year to give this gorgeous gift, it would go beautifully alongside an Easter egg and children would be enchanted at the idea of Jemima laying their Easter egg! Jemima would also make a lovely Easter decoration in any home, particularly because she is adorned in beautiful pastel colours that go so well with Easter time.
Good points of this product are the quality, and attention to detail in the design. I would definitely purchase this product and would also be keen to see more products from the range.
Bad points of this product are hard to find as it genuinely did delight me and my daughter but I was expecting it to be slightly larger.
Overall I would wholeheartedly recommend this product- it would make a lovely Easter gift for any Beatrix Potter or Jemima Puddle-Duck fan.
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