Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Special Birthday Give-Away - Pig Puppet from Folkmanis!

Over the years I've been blessed with the opportunity to review - and give away - a number of amazing puppets from Folkmanis. I love their puppets because not only are they great puppets, but they are the most wonderful, plush toys, too! If you get a puppet from Folkmanis, you can be certain attention has been given to design, style and quality; and no matter who you give it to, they are certain to love it!

So, when I was given the opportunity to review - and give away - some of the new puppets from Folkmanis again this year, I was very happy to do so!

Grunting Pig Puppet
Manufacturer - Folkmanis
Ages - 3+

Favorite Features -
  • Incredibly soft fabric - you will want to stroke and hug this pig for sure!
  • Excellent design - I love the colors and look on the face of this little pig!
  • When you "squeeze" this pig - it "grunts"! My grandsons thought this was hilarious! Of course they had to "grunt", too . . . which I thought was hilarious!
  • Measures 14" long, 7" wide and 6" tall - great size for a puppet!
  • Encourages imagination and interaction!
Folkmanis says; "Equipped with a realistic sounding 'grunter' which activates with a squeeze of his pot belly, this cuddly little porker will have you rolling on the floor laughing! Delightful silky soft plush of pale pink with grey patches and a curly tail come to life with a workable snout, mouth and front trotters."

As I said, I think this little pig is very cute and is sure to be a puppet children - and adults will enjoy!

Folkmanis also sent me a few of their other new puppets for review and I'm very happy to let you know about them as well!
  • Mini Alpaca Fingerpuppet - Josiah loved this little puppet; for good reason . . . it is adorable! This little Alpaca would make a great addition to the Easter Basket of your grandchild - or as a fun little treat for Children's Day (the second Sunday in June). Folkmanis said, "Tuck this MINI ALPACA puppet in your knitting basket or take her on your weekend drive in the country. You will always have a friend to pet."
  • Camel Puppet - this puppet is really amazing! I love how big it is - 16" long, 6" wide and 17" tall - I love the fabric they used and the look on it's face! This camel could be great fun to use with children as a storyteller!!! Folkmanis said, "Equipped for the long haul across the deserts of Arabia, this dromedary stands on gangly legs waiting to carry you to your oasis. With sandy colored plush fur and a workable mouth, this CAMEL PUPPET assures you'll never be thirsty for love!"
  • Standing Lop Rabbit Puppet - When Caleb saw this little bunny, he grabbed it, hugged it and then ran to put it in his bed! This very soft, huggable and adorable bunny is sure to be a loved "friend" as not only is it plush and cuddly, but it is a puppet as well! I love it! Folkmanis said, "Look who just popped up in the garden ready for the next harvest! New to the bunny hutch is the Standing Lop Rabbit puppet featuring distinctive long ears and cashmere-soft fur in a creamy white and "broken" brown color pattern. A hip "localvore" who's ready to feed on fresh veggies, this cuddly fellow can hold a carrot up to his hungry, open mouth and nibble away. Adopt this sweet natured creature before he hops away!" 
  • Airdale Terrier Puppet - if you have someone in your family who loves Airdales - or just dogs - this puppet is one they will absolutely fall in love with! Measuring 20" long, 6" wide and 17" tall, this puppy is sure to become a loved "friend"! I love the look and feel of this puppet's "fur"! Folkmanis said, "Known as the "King of Terriers" the new Airedale Terrier puppet is ranked with high marks for realism. Hard to distinguish from the genuine thing, this puppet features the signature markings of the breed: wiry looking yet soft fur with black saddle and tan head, ears and legs as well as a black nose and dark, soulful eyes. Cradle this cuddly canine in your arms to work his mouth while your other hand wiggles his playful tail. Clearly the best of show, this puppet pooch will soon become a lovable family member!"
Folkmanis sent me these puppets for free for me to review, but my opinions are my own . . . I think they are snuggly, adorable, high quality and make wonderful "friends" for children to love and puppets for adults to use when teaching children!

I'm very happy to say not only did Folkmanis send one Grunting Pig 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 Grunting Pig   Puppetwhich will be on May 12, 2014, you may enter by commenting below to let me know what animal you would love to see made into a puppet. For me it would have to be an English Springer Spaniel - Field, not Show. My sister raised these beautiful dogs for many years and she gave one to us when my children were young. Scout was a loyal, gentle, loved family member - although he was a bit of a "rascal" when it came to cutting his fur! He would sit down on whichever side we were trying to cut . . . it took a fair amount of time to give him a haircut!

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 Grunting Pig 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!


  1. Love, love, love their puppets. I would love a hippo or giraffe (and maybe they already have those). I follow on fb and email.

  2. I would love to see a Prairie Dog made into a puppet!

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