Ideal gift for: Christian girls age 3 and up.
“It’s What You Believe Inside That Makes you...You! The Outside is Mostly Fabrics and Stitching.”
I love this quote from Paddywhack Lane, and it’s a great lesson that it’s what’s inside that truly counts. It’s important life lessons like this that Paddywhack Lane teaches children through the guise of play. Paddywhack Lane specializes in creating a collection of heartwarming, inspirational stories, high quality, role-play toys, gifts and music for young children that parents can feel good about giving to their children. They believe that Children are the most wonderful gift that we parents have been entrusted with. Underneath each adorable little exterior, hidden inside each child, is a personality and identity that was creatively and supernaturally created by God to bring out the best in each one. I certainly cannot argue with that!
We received a delightful hardcover book called Lauren and the Leaky Pail from Paddywhack lane. The story teaches children the power of persistence and faith. It follows Lauren and her desire to win first prize in a gardening contest. Her leaky pail, however, is ruining everything. Some unexpected surprises lay ahead for Lauren, and she’s rewarded in the end for her hard work, even if it wasn’t what she envisioned.
It’s an impressive size at 11”x9” and is 32 pages long. This is not a book that my daughter will sit quietly and follow along while I read it to her. She’s too young for that now, but I did really enjoy it myself and I know that she will in a year’s time. The illustrations are gorgeous. The book is great quality from the story to the finished product, and is a good value at $15.99.
Another cute item from Paddywhack Lane is Courtney's Tea Party Playset. It’s a miniature size tea-party hosted by Princess Courtney, with Lizzy the bear and all of Courtney’s favorite treats. The figurines are poseable and the set is very detailed, down to the teeny-tiny saucers and spoons. It’s really adorable, but I wouldn’t let Emma play with it. It’s labeled 3+, but because of the extremely small parts I probably wouldn’t introduce this until 4 or older. I’ve included my thumb in the photo so you can get an idea of size. This set is $22.99.
Paddywhack Lane is offering a 20% off special for my readers if you use the promo code usablogger at checkout.
A lucky winner will receive a copy of Lauren and the Leaky Pail and their choice of playset from Paddywhack Lane – ARV $40!
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