Sunday, March 30, 2014

Special Month of Birthday Give-Aways - Longwool Sheep Puppet

I thought it would be fun today to announce another of the special give-aways I'm having during the month of May when I'm celebrating grandma's cookie jar's third "birthday" . . . so, today I'm really happy to let you know about another of the amazing puppets from Folkmanis! 

Longwool Sheep
Manufacturer - Folkmanis
Ages - 3+

Favorite Features -
  • Great puppet and yet is soft, snugly and a wonderful stuffed toy for a child to love!
  • Great attention to detail, design and quality
  • Includes information about the Longwool Sheep
  • Movable mouth
  • Measures 16" long and 13" tall
The Longwool Sheep is described by Folkmanis as; "There are many breeds of Longwool sheep, mostly from Britain. The LONGWOOL SHEEP puppet has lots of personality and might be a Rasta or a hippie, but is always undeniably cuddly."

I love the "wild" look of this sheep with it's long, unruly wool . . . it is a lot of fun, would make a unique puppet for anyone who uses puppets with children and a wonderful "friend" for a child to love. A big, "bonus", is not only is it a plush "friend", but children can learn to use as a puppet as well!

I'm very happy to say not only did Folkmanis send one Longwool Sheep puppet for me to review, but they are making an additional one available for me to give away (USA only)! If you are over the age of 18 and would like to be in the drawing for the Longwool Sheep    Puppetwhich will be on May 27, 2014, you may enter by commenting below to let me know about the most non-typical pet you ever had. When I was eight years old, my parents took me to the Town and Country Days in the town I lived in; I rode the Merry-go-Round, played the game where I chose a plastic duck and then won a prize based on the number on the bottom, ate cotton candy and basically did the things you do at a Summer-time fair in your little town. One of the game booths was set up so if you got a nickle on a saucer, you won a duck; a real, live baby duckling. My sister asked if we could try and my dad said we could; this caused great concern on the part of my mom, but my dad told her we would never get the nickle on the saucer, but would have fun trying to do so. My sister tossed her nickle and it went, up, up, up and fell down onto the saucer, but bounced off. She did not win a duckling. My brother tried; with the same results. My mom relaxed because if Loretta and Larry were not able to win the duck, she was sure I wouldn't. I stepped up, tossed my nickle; it went up, up, up, came down and sat softly on the saucer!!! My dad, sister and brother were shocked!!! My mom gave my dad a look which, if looks could kill . . . !!! I was very, very happy! I got to take home a little, fluffy yellow duckling! I named it Peeper! Since we lived in town, we did not have anywhere for a duckling to be, so we ended up giving it to a friend of my dad who had a farm out in the country, but I still laugh about how I once won a real duckling in a nickle-toss game!

Additional entries in this give-away are available if you follow on Google+, Google Friend Connect, follow by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share!) This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win the Longwool Sheep puppet and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!

34 comments:

  1. I only had traditional pets. I'm a cat lover from way back in my childhood. I follow on fb and email.

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  2. My most non-typical pet was when my mom got us real live baby chicks for Easter.

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  4. The most non typical per I had was a turtle.

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    1. Thank you for sharing! :-) We got a turtle for our children one year - they named it Tippsy! :-)

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  5. I love this little puppet. I have never had a non-traditional pet :(

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    1. It is a fun puppet! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar :-)

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  6. I follow on Google Friend Connect

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  7. The most non-typical pet we used to own was a Spider Monkey. My dad was an animal lover and was the one who took care of him. My sister and I used to hold him around the house and let him hang on to our shoulder.
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    1. I'd definitely call a Spider Monkey a non-traditional pet! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar :-)

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  8. I follow you on Google +
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  12. Shared on Facebook
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  13. We've had several over the years. We had a prairie dog for awhile. We've also had a dwarf bunny, a turtle, a feral kitten, and have nursed numerous wild birds. A couple of years ago, we hatched chickens as a homeschool project. Last year, we hatched praying mantis'.

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    1. I'd definitely call a prairie dog and feral kitten non-traditional! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar :-)

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  14. I'm a Facebook fan- Paula Skinner Hafner

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  15. The only pets I ever had was a turtle and later on we had fish. Pretty traditional :)
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    1. But turtles are fun and fish are relaxing! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar :-)

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  16. Like you on FB
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  17. follow on gfc (Rochel Sid)
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  19. I've never really had a non-typical pet. I guess the closest it gets is a pet rock ;)

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    1. :-) Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar :-)

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