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~*~ Hello Kitty Friendship Diary ~*~
My daughter recently celebrated her birthday and one of the lovely gifts she received from one of her party guests was this Hello Kitty Friendship Diary .
A quick look online I see they retail for around £10, and are currently on Amazon for £9.49.
The box tells you that the Hello Kitty Diary is password protected, allowing you to keep your notes and secrets safe. Pick up the cool Hello Kitty pencil and write messages to your friends on the adorable note pad. Then pop the note into the secret compartment and lock it with a password. The Hello Kitty diary is great for sharing secrets with your friends and you can rest at ease knowing that your private thoughts are hidden from your brother! Featuring Hello Kitty graphics, this cute diary comes with two pencil top figures, a pencil and memo pad. It also has a secret compartment where you can store treasured trinkets and keep special secrets safe.
My daughter couldn't wait to get it out of the box after reading the description, she especially like the part about keeping things hidden from her brother and was very excited.
~*~ The Diary ~*~
The diary comes boxed and is easy to take out and requires no assembly, and is ready to use straight away. The case measures 20 cm high and 17 cm across, is made of a chunky plastic and features a hello kitty on the front , large flower detail and 3 flower dials and buttons.
The green and pink flower dials on the right hand side are the combination they have the numbers 1-5 on them and the combination is already set to 1,1.
The white flower button then opens the diary when the code is right.
The opening part of the diary is smaller and is just the darker pink part of the front and the hello kitty.
Once opened, the diary contains a memo pad, this is in the shape of hello kitty and has a hello kitty picture printed on each page , it is attached to the diary with a cute little hello kitty bull-dog style clip.
On the back of the hello kitty is a small mirror this is to hide the secret hiding place this is approx 6 x 5 cm in size.
Also in the diary are 2 little figures, Hello Kitty and Tippy these are pencil toppers and do fit the pencil that comes with the diary very well and don't fall off. The pencil is slotted into the spine of the diary.
On the opened side on the diary is a small heart clip , suitable for holding a photograph.
~*~ Thoughts ~*~
My daughter is thrilled with this, she writes little notes and hides her Lalaloopsy pets in the hiding spot.
I feel at 6 years old she is probably the right age for her first diary. Her reading and writing skills are now good enough to actually use the diary rather than just draw pictures in it. She has already said it's just for her and her best friend and only they are allowed to look . But .....
I don't really understand the age range they are targeting with this, the only information on the box regarding age is not suitable for under 3 years. So why does it look like a toddler toy from the outside.
With password feature, is the promise on the box erm I don't think 2 dials already set to 1, 1 can be called a password feature , it's not going to take a genius to work that out .
And to be honest the closing is not that secure anyway , nothing that would stop a curious brother that's for sure.
They could have been a little more generous with the accessories . The memo pad is sweet but its not very thick and its not diary like in any way. I would of much preferred a proper diary like memo pad with days of the week or months at least.
~*~ Overall ~*~
A cute little case for a 3-6 year old who just want it for drawing and keeping things, in as it can't really call itself a diary. My 6 year old loves it, and would give it 5 out of 5 , but I don't think older girls would be very impressed, and feel for the money you could get something much better.
3 out of 5
Sub Category: Playsets / Activity Toys