Tuesday, May 13, 2014

MerryMakers Inc. Pete the Cat Plush (Review & Giveaway)

Disclosure: Mail4Rosey received a product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Merry Makers Inc. is such a great place to find storybook characters (they also sell sets that include the plush and the book). They've got tons of family favorites like a great Skippyjon Jones puppet, an awesome 'On the Night You Were Born' plush polar bear, an Olivia, and oooooh my goodness a cute Fly Guy plush, just to name a few.

Pete the Cat! A character from one of our favorite books!
Do you know 'Pete the Cat?'  Chances are if you have young children, you do. Pete is one of our most favorite book characters, and we think one of his best stories is, "I Love My White Shoes." In the story, Pete goes through a number of things (like stepping in strawberries, mud, and water) that change the color of his shoes. We are lucky enough to have the CD for that book, so we like to sing the song while we're reading too.

Pete's got troubles walking through piles of things like blueberries or strawberries.
"But does Pete let that get him down? Goodness Nooooooooooooo."
Here you see the adorable Pete with one blue shoe, and one red shoe. How cute and right in line with one of his best stories.

Pete the Cat, sold by Merry Makers Inc.
comes in different sizes & styles.
This Pete is 14.5" tall. He has floppy legs, a long curly tail, cute yarn whiskers, and a well-stitched heart.  He's soft, light, and very easy to carry.

Giving Pete the Cat a little snuggle
Pete's great for snuggling too. :)

What better way to enjoy story time and encourage a love of reading than to present your child with one of his/her favorite story book characters (or introduce him/her to a new one)? I think these would be a great gift to present to teachers too...you know they're going to love having a plush for a story they have in the classroom.

Check out the MerryMakers Inc. website to see all of the great characters they have available.  Chances are pretty good you'll find yourself oohing & ahhing just like I do every time I visit.

You can also follow MerryMakers on Facebook and/or Twitter.

One lucky winner gets a Pete the Cat plush just like the one reviewed.
US entrants only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

98 comments:

  1. Oh my, Merry Makers Inc. does have a vast selection of plush toys and they're all adorable.

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  2. Hi Rosey - he looks happy with his new friend .. fun to see - cheers Hilary

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  3. He looks like a happy friendly toy... I see allot of imagination running wild..

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  4. Better late than not be there at all, thanks do much for joining us at the Follow Who? this week.
    BTW I had never heard about Merry Markes Inc and it does seems very cool.
    Thanks.

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  5. That is awesome indeed, and he looks to be enjoying Pete the cat too, can hug away and no claws haha

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  6. Storybook characters are the best. My granddaughter had all her favorites.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  7. I think I totally missed Pete the Cat, but he looks really cute. I think my boys would like something from Merrymakers, though!!

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  8. He's adorable. My favorite is the One Love Doll, she's a cutie. I could see myself with a whole collection of Merry Maker plush dolls.

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  9. I really like that these huggable dolls are based on favorite children's book characters. This makes reading so much more fun

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  10. My gr-daughter's first grade class put on a play from "Pete the Cat". My sweet girl was the narrator! It was one darn cute performance.

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  11. How cute! I could see how he would be a hit with the kids!

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  12. Great giveaway and review. thanks!

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  13. I am not too familiar with Pete the Cat but he sure is cute! Have a terrific day!

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  14. I love Pete the Cat books (and you tube) maybe more than my kids! LOL I want to win this plush so bad...for the kids :) *wink* @dapperhouse

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  15. Pete is cute. Your boy, even cuter.

    xoRobyn

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  16. No Way! My daughter just met this cat last year at one of our downtown events. She would pee her pants to have the stuffed doll! Looking over the site, she would go nuts for the skippyjon jones plush too!

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  17. How cute! =)
    The photos of your son are so adorable!

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  18. How adorable is that! I especially like that this cutie plush is from a storybook (you all know how much I love books!). I don't have any children and my niece is still much too young or I would be racing to get one of these!

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  19. Super cute my son loves stuffies! I bet he woud love Pete

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  20. so many cute things! Love the bad kitty and fly guy!

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  21. I learned that they have Skippyjon Jones. My boys love him!

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  22. Oh, we love Pet the Cat! What a cute doll!

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  23. The Cosmic League: Rise of the Allies caught my eye on Pat's website.

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  24. Am I a bad mom? Or do I just live under a rock? I have never heard of Pete!

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  25. Oh gosh, I didn't know about this place before. I love all the cute plush animals!

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  26. I signed up and entered.. This would be great for my kids.

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  27. I don't believe I've ever heard of Pete the Cat. I shall ask my kiddos tomorrow if they know of his stories. Your son is adorable, love the poses for the pictures.

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  28. My son loves his Pete the Cat books! I might have to get him their Pete the Cat button puppet.

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  29. I've seen a lot about Pete the Cat. I love his coloring.

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  30. How cute is this? My youngest is reading a bunch of Pete the Cat books later.

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  31. I am new to Merrymakers! I love the concept. My youngest would have loved Pete the cat!! (Maybe he still would!)

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  32. That is too cute. I adore his mismatched shoes. I want one for me.

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  33. How cute! I love that the toy goes along with a book.

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  34. He looks real adorable. My girls loved stuffed dolls.

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  35. My daughter has a couple of those Pete the Cat books. They are really cute stories!

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  36. They have some fun stuff on there. A great idea

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  37. Oh I love this idea. I wish I could enter the competition too! My son has a book with a toy character and it really helps bring the stories to life.
    Gourmet Getaways

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  38. Love this. That one is so cute!

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  39. My eight year old son loves stuffed animals. He is currently sitting on the couch hugging his Teddy Bear. He would love this cat.

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  40. I never heard of that series, but if it gets kids reading it certainly is good.

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  41. Super cute! I've never seen this character before.

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  42. We are so excited that the author of Pete the Cat is coming to our library this summer!

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  43. Looks like your son loves his new toy. Pete the Cat is so cute too!

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  44. ha. pete sounds like a cool cat
    might give pat a run for that....smiles.

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  45. I don't have any kids so I'm not familiar with Pete the Cat but it certainly sounds like he's a great friend (and snuggler) to many kids :)

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  46. What a cute stuffed animal. My kids have so many stuff animals - they would probably also want this little guy.

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  47. Pete the Cat hasn't made it to our house (yet). It's a matter of time I'm sure. My son only recently started to like plush toys!

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  48. Cuteness! Sweet T is crazy for stuffed animals. She'd love to add Pete to her collection of friends.

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  49. Pete the cat is super cute. The books are great, too! I think the author is actually local to me!

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  50. My youngest would love this, he as a couple books that came with toy characters and they are the books we read over and over. I am sure this one will be the same.

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  51. The Caroline Jayne Church Bear Doll is so cute! It makes me want to read the books he's in.

    (tute-bot = christine)

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  52. that's a cute little stuffed buddy. My son is a bit too old for that but really nice

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  53. Pete the Cat is too cute! I love stuffed animals!

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  54. I've never been to Merry Makers. It sounds like a fun place where one coul easily spend some time. - Jenn @ The Rebel Chick

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  55. I love Pete's shoes! How adorable is he?

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  56. I have never heard of Pete the cat, looks liek something my son would enjoy!

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  57. weew. That is pretty cute. The cat is very cute too. Everything is cute. This pete cat splush is cute :D

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  58. Your sweet little man is just so darn precious! I love the storyline for the cat and his shoes. Too cute!

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  59. Very cute stuffed animal. Since I don't have a child, I guess I am a little behind with the toys that are on the market now.

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  60. This is too cute! I don't have kids, but I have a lot of friends and clients who do and know they would love this. Thanks for sharing :)

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  61. i think my kids watch this. they are plush fanatics too so I won't be showing them this LOL

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  62. My nephew is a crazy fan of blue doremon softtoy, I am sure he is going to love this pete cat

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  63. This is so cute, I love the shoes. it looks unique too. my daughter would love this plush

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  64. WE LOVE PETE THE CAT!! I must have this, thanks for sharing :)

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  65. Never heard of Pete the Cat (my kids are grown) but he is adorable! Maybe someday if there are grandchildren ...

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  66. I took a look at their website and they have adorable things. I love the Moose. I will have to bookmark this site for future gifts for the little ones.

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  67. I definitely will visit their website. My girl's birthday is approaching and need to get her something. This will be great, plush toys and books!

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  68. The photo of snuggling with the cat is adorable. It's so important to have plush creatures the kids can attach to!

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  69. My son loves cuddly toys like this. The colors are so vibrant!

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  70. what a sweet cat toy. My kids would love this.

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  71. I am new to Merrymakers! I love the concept.

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  72. This looks so cute. I know my son would love it.

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  73. I've never heard of this cat. Your son looks like he adores it

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  74. Awww, Pete the Cat is adorable! My youngest would love him to pieces!

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  75. Such a cute toy. This is a great giveaway and review!

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  76. How adorable! Your son looks like he likes his new friend!

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  77. Hello! What a cool idea! Another favorite item is the Girl with a Pearl Earring Doll. Cute! Thank-you

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  78. We don't have any Pete the Cat books - I wonder how we missed him! Need to add to the collection, we love new stories!

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  79. My daughter would love Pete. I am goign to have to show her this.

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  80. We love Pete the Cat in my first grade class. I love having a prop when I ready stories. It is very engaging for the kids.

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  81. I love it when they make toys out of book characters. Makes my kids want to read more books!

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  82. Very cute! I like that you can read the book AND have the character with you :)

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  83. So cute! What a perfect gift, the book and the toy! Love it!
    ~Amanda

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  84. He's so cute holding that cat! I would love to get Skippyjon Jones. My son loves him!

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  85. How adorable are those pictures? I really like the review you did and the plush is so cute as well. thanks for sharing

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  86. They have some of our current favorites, as well as some that we loved when Elliott was younger. I was actually surprised that they had some of the ones for chapter books, it seems like many things only have the characters for picture boards.

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  87. We LOVE Pete the Cat. Just got the 4 groovy buttons at the last book fair

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  88. I like the Skippyjon Jones Doll. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  89. I like that their products are safety tested before being out on the market :)

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  90. I like the Wish of the Rainbow Fish :)

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  91. I would like to have the Ladybug Girl for my niece. I know she would love it.

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  92. I saw many animals I loved but I believe Babymouse Doll is my very favorite. My two year old granddaughter believes she is "Queen of the World" so she could really relate to this.

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  93. All of the Cassie and The Wild Cat books caught my eye, especially Roam Far From Home.

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  94. I like that these huggable dolls are based on favorite children's book characters:)

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  95. I like the Peek-a-Who Owl doll. It's super cute.

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  96. My boys love Pete the Cat. I love all their book-related toys!

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