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My youngest daughter is a massive fan of the Gruffalo, she loves both of the books and the TV specials too. I decided to buy her some Gruffalo related toys for Christmas last year, whilst perusing Amazon I discovered plushie toys of all the characters, in the end I bought her two - The Gruffalo & the Little Brown Mouse - today I am reviewing the latter.
The Little Brown Mouse is available in two sizes - 7" & 9" - I bought the smallest. When he arrived I was amazed by how well he resembles the character from the film, my daughter instantly recognised him too which was brilliant. The Mouse is mostly light brown in colour, apart from his tummy which is white, he has big circular ears and a little pink nose. His feet and hands have little "claws" which are of course soft, he has a long thin tail on his back. The material is very soft and he contains a nice amount of stuffing to make him nice and cuddly. His eyes are the only hard part of the toy,
My daughter absolutely loves her Little Brown Mouse and along with the Gruffalo he has been played with on a regular basis over the past year. She often acts out the story's using the toys, which is really wonderful to watch, but she also makes up her own story's with them too. Of course she also loves to give him lots of cuddles and she sit with him whilst watching the DVD's or reading the books.
The Little Brown Mouse is still in a brilliant condition, apart from his tail which my daughter took to chewing for a few days. When he has looked a little grubby I have just popped him in the washing machine and he has come back out nice and clean, although the manufacturers recommend hand washing only.
When the Mouse arrived he had cardboard tags attached to him, he also has a tag sewn onto his bottom which shows the Gruffalo logo and that this is an official product. I am sure there are many fakes out there so its certainly worth checking you are getting the real deal.
This is a great little plushie and one which will be well loved by any Gruffalo fan, it comes highly recommended by both myself and my daughter.
Amazon are currently selling the 7" Little Brown Mouse plushie for £9.18 (delivery charges may apply).