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I was really impressed when my little girl received this puppet for her 2nd birthday. She had never had a puppet before but she immediately knew what to do and put her hand in it and attempted to tickle me with the chimp straight away.
I had seen these puppets in various stores and garden centres around where we live and after reading about them on the Internet I knew why. Their head quarters are in the next town to us and it looks like they sell them wholesale to various distributors so I'm sure that's why there are loads around us. I had always thought they looked great and really well made and my little girl always likes to play with them when we see a display of them and I've been really impressed with this chimp who we call Cecil!
On their website The Puppet Company say, "There is something magical about owning and using a puppet or toy from The Puppet Company Ltd®. Our products capture the essence of what makes a really fine toy as they allow the user to be creative, to entertain and more than anything else - to have fun!
The Puppet Company Ltd® produces puppets of all shapes and sizes, including finger puppets, glove puppets and full-body puppets. We have built our reputation on our ability to translate almost any animal or character into a beautifully made and well-functioning puppet at a very competitive price.
Our puppets are manufactured in the Far East by factories which are regularly visited by ourselves and our representatives to ensure that production is of the best quality and that the workers' conditions are of the highest standards."
This chimp is a long sleeved puppet, meaning just what the name suggests, that when you put your arm in it it goes all the way down your forearm. I like this because this is a really easy puppet for adults to use as Cecil does come all the way to my elbow. At the moment he's quite long for my little girl because she has small arms but because he has a soft body she can just scrunch him up and still reach her hand into his mouth so she can still work him and make him talk.
Cecil is such a good looking chimp, very cute and cuddly in my opinion. He has a really furry body which is made of real shiny black fur. His hands are made of a lovely plush fabric and I think they have captured the flesh colour just right as it looks just like a monkey should. his face is also made of the plush fabric and his has a big wide smile and pink lips.
Inside the puppet there is a cotton lining so your hand feels nice inside. Your fingers go either side of his mouth and then you just move these up and down to move his mouth. You can also spread your fingers and put these in his hands to work his hands too and I really like to do this and then give my little girl a big cuddle from Cecil.
To know that this is an authentic Puppet Company toy you will find a little brown label sewn onto the side of the puppet that says Puppet Co. price varies from store to store but they are in the £10-15 region and are definitely a soft puppet I recommend.
Get your cheeky monkeys using their imagination with this cute and furry chimp puppet. Easy to play with, the puppet covers the whole of the lower arm and has working mouth and hands for hours of fun