I’m sure I remember reading a Masha and the Bear book when I was little but I can’t recall the name.
Do you know about Masha and the Bear? It’s a Russian animated television series and here’s some more information on what it’s about –
Follow the many heartwarming tales of a three-year-old girl and her retired circus star friend, Bear.
Masha is an energetic three-year-old who lives in an old train station in the forest. Precocious, silly, and friendly with everyone she meets, this energetic girl can’t seem to keep herself out of trouble.
Bear is a warm, fatherly figure that does his best to guide his friend and keep her from harm, often ending up the unintended victim of her misadventures. Though he enjoys his quiet time alone, he misses those moments when Masha is not around.
Together with a rag-tag group of friendly animals that have made the forest their home, Masha and the Bear entertains adults and children alike, teaching viewers about creativity, loyalty and true friendship
We were recently sent a Masha and the Bear Birthday playset to review and Aeryn just loves playing with it.
The playset includes a Masha doll which is 12 inches tall. It also includes presents, toys – a teddy, a rabbit, a cake and a toy train that is in parts and can be assembled and a balloon that Masha can actually hold.
The doll is a lovely size for little hands and is easy to take along when out and about.
When you press her tummy, Masha sings Happy Birthday from the series.
The doll is very alike the series so will be a big hit with any Masha fan. Since there are many accessories, it makes for great imaginary play.
The present boxes can be opened to store a surprise.
This set it priced at £19.99 and is good value for money.
There are others in the range – Ambulance set and a Playground set, both which can be added to extend your Masha toys. A Masha figure is included with the ambulance set and the playground set includes a Masha doll. What I like about the sets is that Masha is differently dressed in each so there are no repeats.
I would have liked that the Bear from the series be also included in the set but this doesn’t spoil the appeal of the sets which have great play value.
They are targeted at children aged 3 and over and this would be the correct age group for the toys as they do contain small parts.
The set would make a perfect gift for a birthday.