Club Petz Blu Blu and Lucy Musical Backpacks Review

You know how we loved Blu-Blu, the dolphin. Well, this time we were sent two backpacks from IMC and Aeryn was thrilled to bits.

We were sent the Blu Blu the dolphin and Lucy the dog musical backpacks.

Both these are lovely and soft and cuddly so Aeryn loves having them on days out with her even if it means that she can snuggle with them in the car.

Both backpacks sing 3 tunes and the amazing feature is that their mouths move while they do so.

Let’s look at them individually –

Blu Blu the dolphin backpack, is a gorgeous blue colour with white flippers and the front of the body. It has a zip fastening and adjustable straps. It’s not that large so is perfect for a toddler/pre-schooler to carry they play things in. It means that it can’t be packed so full that it becomes heavy to carry.

To make it sing, you need to press a button on the strap or the flipper.

Lucy the dog backpack is brown in colour and she has pink bows on her ears. The straps are adjustable. Press a button on the strap or the ear for Lucy to sing.

It has pink straps which make it all the more striking.

In fact Lucy, travelled with us to France and she had a great adventure with Aeryn. Aeryn carried her own sandwich and snacks for the day in Lucy and whenever she got bored, Lucy would sing for her.

I love the soft material that these backpacks are made of. They are perfect for little ones and are sure to be a huge hit with any child.


Children love to carry their own bags and are more inclined to carry them when they are this cute.

We would highly recommend these backpacks. They are available at all major retailers and are priced at £24.99 each.


Star Wars Reads: Book Reviews and Giveaway

We’re thrilled to be a part of yet another exciting Star Wars Campaign with Egmont. This time we were sent some more amazing books and we’d love to share them with you.

I’m joining 9 other bloggers in this campaign and the next blogger taking part is the lovely Emily from FamilyFourFun

We were sent –

  • Star Wars: Make and Do
  • Star Wars: Rogue One: Book of the Film
  • The Force Awakens Illustrated Storybook

Ethan being a huge fan, loves these books and was especially interested in the Make and Do book.

The book includes some amazing projects that a Star Wars fan can get into. We especially loved the X-Wing and the finger puppets. We are going to be trying some of them so do watch out for the post coming up.

I quite liked the Doodle pad that was part of the book as one can try some of the ‘Learn to draw’ figures from Star Wars.

The book is priced at £10.99 and is available at Amazon.

The next book is the Star Wars Rogue One book. It is a book based on the film and having seen the film too, it’s great to have the book to read as well. The story is about the fate of the galaxy resting on a young woman Jyn Erso and her friends who need to steal the plans to the Death Star before it’s too late.

We like the simple addition of the book having the slightly smudged edges. The book is easy to read and is interesting for Star Wars fans. Ethan enjoyed reading the book and has recommended it to his friends.

We also received an illustrated book – Star Wars: The Force Awakens and this went down really well with the younger two. It is illustrated with scenes from the film so it’s a great souvenir of the film too. I like the little snippets of information on the pages telling you about the characters.

Of course, we couldn’t enjoy these books without you so we’ve joined with Egmont for this fantastic giveaway.

You could win – Star Wars: Make and Do and Star Wars Adventures in Wild Space. All you need do is enter the giveaway below –



A Star Wars Reads Giveaway

Tonka Tinys 3 Pack and Blind Garage Review

We love playing with Tonka toys and have previously reviewed the Tonka Classic Dump truck and the Soft-Walkin’ Wheels Dump Truck from Funrise.

This time we were sent some miniatures to review and we were just as thrilled to be playing with them.

The Tonka Tinys 3 pack and the Tonka Tinys Blind Garage are the perfect toys for your Tonka fans.

They are the tiny versions of your favourite dump trucks. What could be better?

The 3 pack contains 2 vehicles that you can see and once surprise vehicle which makes it all the more interesting to children. There are over 20 vehicles to collect and they include dump trucks and even helicopters.

The blind garage contains one vehicle –


The vehicles are very cute. They are replicas of the big ones. The wheels move so you can move the vehicles. I liked that you can also move the different parts even though they are so tiny.

The 3 pack is new for this year and there are more product lines due for autumn so watch this space.

The Tonka Tinys 3 pack is priced at £5.99 and the Blind garage is priced at £2.99

I think that they are good value for money and make really good pocket money toys.

Ravensburger Animal Jam Review and Giveaway

Aeryn loves doing puzzles. We were recently sent these Animal Jam puzzles from Ravensburger to review and she enjoyed completing them.

There are 3 x 49 piece jigsaw puzzles to complete.

The product is aimed at children aged 5+

If you didn’t already know, Animal Jam is an online game for children who love animals and the outdoors. Players can adopt pets, create and personalise their animal characters and dens and can also go off on wild adventures. Animal Jam has been created in partnership with National Geographic. It is a great game for children and it is safe too. My kids love it.

The puzzle features characters from Animal Jam.

Aeryn found them easy to do and required no help. It is challenging though as some of the pieces can be easily confused. Thank goodness that Ravensburger always ensures that one piece only fits into it correct place.

The puzzle is a good size – perfect in fact, as it’s too big or small.

Priced at £5.99, it is great value for money and a great way to keep children occupied with the Easter holidays around the corner.

I also have a treat for you this time where 2 of my lucky readers get a chance to win one of these puzzles.

All you need to do is enter the competition below –


Ravensburger Animal Jam Jigsaw Puzzles