“ Brand: Crafsman / Type: Cars & Vehicles „
This is one of my favourite boot sale treasures. I found one with what appeared to be white paint splashed over it talked the fellow down to £20. turned out to be milk and it cleaned up perfectly :)
I have not put an age range on this toy, because my husband likes it so much he says we will be keeping it as an ornamanet after the children outgrow it and several others have mentioned that they would like it just as an ornament. It is a lovely piece, a very smooth sanded hardwood which really gives the apperance of being made from all one piece of wood unless you kneel down and study it very very closely. Even so, there are no visible nails, or anything that could snag a child. I have the lightly stained version which is also very nice. I really do think these look like a piece of artwork, and would be happy enough to have just as a decoration. The attention to detail is excellent. It does look like a real motorbike.
The children of course absolutely love this. My boys are now ages 5 and almost 2, but the youngest was not quite one when we bought this. He still managed to scramble right up it and would not be pried loose for anything. The children can ride one at a time, or they can both ride at once as the bike has a double seat. I have seen a few rocking type toys that dont really go very much but this one will give the children a good ride. After a year it still gets used almost daily, and is also a favourite with any visiting children.
I realise it is a bit costly, but I do love wooden toys, I think they have character and charm that plastic just lacks. Of course it has no noises and flashing lights, but that is another plus for me, one less thing to buy batteries for. It is extremely well made and I would expect to last for grand children and great grandchildren as well, even if I probabley wont! It also has the added advantage that it does look like an ornament instead of just another toy in the front room. I really do think this would be worth buying even at full price.
The only disadvantage to this toy is that it is very heavey to move about. Also you have to watch that one child doesnt get a toe under it while another is rocking because witht he weight of it, and being hard wood, it would hurt. Other than that this toy is perfect.