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Hamleys Nodding Giraffe

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Brand: Hamleys / Age: 3 Years+ / Type: Cuddly Toys

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      04.10.2009 21:42
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      The Walking, Bleating and Nodding Gee-aff!

      My almost-two-year-old son adores all things animals. He is gradually learning the words for all of his favourites and one particular favourite at the moment is the giraffe, or as he refers to it "Gee-aff!"

      It was when browsing the Hamleys website for another toy for him that I stumbled across the Hamleys Nodding Giraffe. I knew instantly that a toy such as this one would be a big hit with him. It was not only one of his most favourite animals, but it also walked along the floor, a feature that would surely amuse my little boy who loves things that 'go'.

      The Nodding Giraffe is currently priced at £16.50, a rather reasonable price for such an endearing toy. When purchased online, delivery will cost £4.95, unless the total order value before delivery reaches £50, in that case delivery is free. There is also an option to have this item specially gift boxed for an extra £4.99. I did not choose this particular option, however I have done so for another toy purchased for my nephew and the gift box is indeed beautifully presented. I would recommend this option for anyone purchasing a gift for a child, particularly at Christmas.

      As I had already added two toys to my basket and the amount did not yet reach that required for free delivery, I decided the purchase this charming little giraffe too.

      The Hamleys Nodding Giraffe is a soft toy which is mechanised. When activated via a little box on the undercarriage it walks along the floor, bleats and nods its head and neck. It is from the Hamleys Movers and Shakers range of toys.

      This giraffe has been designed to look rather life-like. Its fur is short yet beautifully soft and has a particular glisten to it too. It has a fluffy mane, patches along its body and four white feet.

      The age guidance for this product is 3 to 6 years, though my son is almost two and I allow him to play with it under supervision, as with all of his toys. It requires two AA batteries which are not included upon purchase.

      My little boy was so excited when he first set eyes on this toy and he absolutely adores it. He follows it along the floor with the look of amazement in his eyes. "Gee-aff" receives plenty of cuddles too!

      It has fared very well in terms of durability and is still as good as new. When it needs to be cleaned, I have managed to do so with just a damp cloth.

      This was a fantastic purchase and one that I would recommend for any little animal lovers. It would make an ideal gift for Christmas too!

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