Product Type: Fisher Price baby toys
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The animals went on two by two and left Noah and wife lots of two's to clear up too!
Fisher Price Little People Noah's Ark
Member Name: sparkymarky1973
Fisher Price Little People Noah's Ark
Date: 09/04/09, updated on 09/04/09 (69 review reads)
Advantages: Great interactive toy that can be combined with other Little People figures...
Disadvantages: Doesn't make any noises or sounds, bit simple but this is also an advantage!
This a very recent addition to our household after my daughter constantly played with this toy whenever she visited our friends who have two small children themselves. We got this from Ebay so am not sure how much it costs in the real shops but it is another bright and colourful addition to the Fisher Price Little People range that combines a well-known and traditional Bible story with a fun-to-play-with toy.
Basically what you get is Noah's ark, Noah and Mrs.Noah (who, upon googling, I discovered has no confirmed identity other than Mrs.Noah- apparently there is much controversy and debate as to who she actually was in the Holy texts) and a set of animals that all come in twos; two peacocks, two leopards, two giraffes, lions and zebra. (Is the plural zebras or zebra?)
Even if you do not believe in Christianity, you will be familiar with the story- God decided mankind was naughty and caused the great flood rather than apply the naughty step but, in a fit of remorse, let Noah in on his plans so that he, his family and two of each animal could escape to safety in a big boat made of wood. Of course this idea is flawed- if there were only two of each animal, what happened if one of the pair or both got sick and died? And what if he took two male animals by mistake in the rush or the male of the pair was iompotent- no continuation of the species there! And how big must have been the boat? And what of the smell? And all that poop that the Noah family would have to clear up- think about that for a mo! And what about keeping the predators and prey seperately- you see, there is a lot to think about it and the concept of Noah's Ark is far less simple than it appears.....
But I digress. This is a great opportunity for your child to become familiar at a very early age to a well-loved tale that they will soon become aquainted with very quickly. Also there is the song that you can sing- "The animals went on two-by-two..hurrah! Hurrah!" which you can sing whilst playing. Also the Little People range is very child friendly, easy to handle and fun for all ages making them an invaluable addition to any child's toy chest. The ark itself has little upraised circles on it so that the animals, Noah etc can be fixed to the deck- each having a hole in their base for just this idea. And the Ark itself opens up in a variety of ways- there is a hatch in the deck, the whole deck can be removed leaving the Ark in two pieces as well as being able to be opened up and there is a loading hatch in the bottom of the ship for animals to embark and disembark also! Windows in the side of the ship make this impratical to actually use in the water but the detail that has gone into this toy's creation is impressive! Inside the ship, the bottom deck has been crafted to look like planks of wood, there are cats, dogs, mice and ropes embossed on the bulkheads and picture portraits attached featuring diferent scenes that include the mythical Dove that lead them to saafety flying over a rainbow. Seeing as all this is actually inside the ship where you are a little less likely to see them straight away, I think this shows real initiative and attention not found in all other toys! My daughter loves the animals and loves fixing them to the ship and then removing them, moving them all about. And, of course, scince she has other Little People toys including a Little People cottage and garage, this toy is interactive with those too! Little People figures can be chopped and changed around and it persuades your child to develop interaction and invention of their own themes, stories and adventures.
Another winner from the Fisher Price Little People range- a set of kiddies toys that has lots of potential for play!!
Summary: A great little toy even if you are not religious!
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