Walmart Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch

One rainy night in 1888, a stray dog wandered into the U.S. Post Office in Albany, New York. Workers found him the next morning asleep on a pile of mail pouches. The dog seemed to like the post office and the smell of the mailbags and the m...en?s wool uniforms. When no one came to claim him, they named him Owney and made him their pet. However, Owney?s loyalty and sense of adventure soon made it clear he wasn?t just an average mutt. Over the course of nine years, Owney guarded the mail?not only in Albany but on mail trains that traveled all over the United States. Accompanied by lively pen-and-watercolor illustrations, this is a delightful true story of a special dog whose faithful service earned him a trip around the world. Owney can be seen in the Smithsonian?s National Postal Museum. Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Childrens Book of the Year. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/29/2008 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Dimensions: 11.27in length x 8.9in width x 0.43in height Weight: 8.8oz. Read More

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The Martin Aluminum Oxford Artist Large-Format Easel is both beautiful and affordable. The easel legs can be adjusted to fit the n...eeds of an artist who wants to paint standing, sitting or even on a table top. The easel folds and fits into its own carrying case. The overall dimensions are 28 x 24.55 x 65 inches at maximum height. Our value and most affordable easel Great for table top or floor Legs adjust to most any surface Includes carry case Holds up to a 32in High Canvas Read More

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Kumon workbooks are based on the Kumon Method, an educational philosophy that aims at unlocking the full learning potential of eac...h individual child. The Kumon Method introduces learning concepts in an incremental, step-by-step approach, allowing children to master new skills easily and without anxiety or frustration. As a result, children gain confidence in their abilities and are motivated to learn on their own. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/26/2004 Pages: 80 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Dimensions: 12.5in length x 9.5in width x 1.5in height Weight: 12.8oz. In this third book in our alphabet series, children learn to link uppercase and lowercase letters and reinforce their sense of alphabetical order. All of this is done with fun and stimulating activities, such as tracing, connect-the-dots, and color-by-letter. Ages 4-6 Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/1/2006Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 4 and UpDimensions: 11.58in length x 8.25in width x 0.24in height Weight: 5.59oz. This book is for children who can read and write the twenty-six letters of the alphabet. Words that are familiar to children, such as hat, bat, rat and cat are grouped by the vowel and consonant combination of the last two letters. Through games and exercises that encourage children to trace letters and read aloud, children will learn how to read and write simple words. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2004Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 4 and UpDimensions: 11.66in length x 8.27in width x 0.27in height Weight: 12.8oz. This workbook was designed especially for children who will make three-dimensional objects for the first time. Simple contours and large tabs for pasting make it easy for children to successfully complete the assignments. As they turn two-dimensional parts in the three-dimensional toys, children experience the satisfaction of creating things and grow more confident in what they can do with their hands. Book Details:Format: WorkbookPublication Date: 2/5/2005Pages: 80 Using Kumons step-by-step approach, this workbook introduces children to the concept of telling time by concentrating on the hours first, and then incrementally introducing children to half- and quarter-hours. Learning to tell time this way will also help children improve their general understanding of numbers. Book Details:Format: WorkbookPublication Date: 4/1/2006Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 4 and UpDimensions: 11.66in length x 8.43in width x 0.28in height Weight: 12.8oz. This book builds on the skills developed by My Book of Number Games 1-70. In addition to reinforcing number recognition and number sequencing skills, My Book of Number Games 1 - 150 will help children understand the concept of a digit, which will prepare them for higher-level multi-digit calculations. Mastering the concepts introduced in Kumons two Number Games books will help children succeed when they progress to arithmetic and more advanced math. Book Details:Format: WorkbookPublication Date: 9/1/2004Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 4 and UpDimensions: 11.82in length x 8.3in width x 0.26in height Weight: 12oz. Kumon workbooks are based on the Kumon Method, an educational philosophy that aims at unlocking the full learning potential of each individual child. The Kumon Method introduces learning concepts in an incremental, step-by-step approach, allowing children to master new skills easily and without anxiety or frustration. As a result, children gain confidence in their abilities and are motivated to learn on their own. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/26/2004Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 4 and UpDimensions: 11.67in length x 8.25in width x 0.26in height Weight: 12.64oz. Using games and exercises similar to those in My Book of Rhyming Words, this book helps children learn more advanced rhyming words and phrases. While learning to write and read situational phrases connected by conjunctions, such as fox in box and cat in hat, children w Read More

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The popular Rookie Books expand their horizons - to all corners of the globe! With this series all about geography, emergent reade...rs will take off on adventures to cities, nations, waterways, and habitats around the world...and right in their own backyards. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 3/1/2004 Pages: 31 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Dimensions: 7.24in length x 7in width x 0.06in height Weight: 1.6oz. Read More

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An inspiring new addition to the First Reference series, the DK First Animal Encyclopedia is loaded with spectacular photographs s...howing animal habits and habitats. From aardvark to zebra, this book is packed with fascinating facts about animals, giving children a wonderful head start on learning about the animal world. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/17/2004Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 6 and UpDimensions: 11.16in length x 8.77in width x 0.67in height Weight: 32oz. The DK First Atlas brings each continent and country to life, making geographic concepts easy to understand. Packed with detailed pictorial maps specially designed for young readers, this First Reference title is an invaluable learning tool for home and elementary school. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/17/2004Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 6 and UpDimensions: 11.1in length x 8.81in width x 0.66in height Weight: 27.36oz. Showing whats inside the human body and how things fit and work together, the Human Body Encyclopedia is packed with fascinating facts and spectacular close-up photographs that make the subject accessible and fun. Covering every part of the body?from major body systems to individual cells?in language accessible to young children, this book is an inspiring new edition to the First Reference series and a valuable teaching aid for parents and teachers. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/21/2005Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 6 and UpDimensions: 11.25in length x 8.9in width x 0.57in height Weight: 24.8oz. An exciting new addition to the DK First Reference series, this fun-packed nature encyclopedia introduces children to every aspect of the natural world. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 5/29/2006 Pages: 160 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Dimensions: 11.22in length x 8.92in width x 0.59in height Weight: 24.8oz. The latest title in DKs First Reference series introduces the universe, visiting all the planets of our solar system and their moons, as well as our Sun and other stars, black holes, asteroids, comets, and other galaxies. Up to date with the latest astronomical theories, First Space Encyclopedia includes information about the great Pluto debate and the recent discovery of an Earth-like planet, as well as pictures from the latest voyages by shuttles, rovers, and probes, and the conflicting evidence on aliens and UFOs. And of course, young space enthusiasts will want to know all about the cool technology behind what astronauts wear, what they do to train, and even what they eat. All of this and more is ready to reference in a thorough and accessible hardcover volume just right for young scholars. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/21/2008Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 6 and UpDimensions: 11.27in length x 8.88in width x 0.65in height Weight: 20.8oz. Covering the essential curriculum areas of human geography, physical geography, geology, and ecology, First Earth Encyclopedia is a comprehensive introduction to the world around us. The engaging style of DKs First Reference series is applied to such topics as where and how people live, how to use maps, weather, world environments, and the changing climate, inspiring younger readers to think about their own place in the world. With superb artwork, straightforward text, buttons, and quizzes, First Earth Encyclopedia makes our world simple to understand. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 12/20/2010Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 5 and UpDimensions: 11.13in length x 8.78in width x 0.59in height Weight: 26.39oz. Read More

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Get the dirt on the mightiest machines in town! Simple text and large, dynamic photographs put young readers in the drivers seat o...f these enormous, powerful machines. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 8/1/2005 Pages: 32 Dimensions: 7in length x 6.09in width x 0.11in height Weight: 1.6oz. Read More

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Let the Scholastic bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your childs reading experience--laugh with them, learn with ...them, read with them! Category: Math Skills Your challenge is to find the sum Without counting one by one Why not count? Its much too slow -- Adding is the way to go! Make clever groups before you start -- Then add them in a way thats smart! MATH FOR ALL SEASONS will challenge every kid -- and every parent -- to open their minds and solve problems in new and unexpected ways. By looking for patterns, symmetries, and familiar number combinations within eye-catching pictures, math will become easier, quicker, and more fun than anyone could have imagined! Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 7/1/2005 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Dimensions: 10.02in length x 7.92in width x 0.1in height Weight: 4.79oz. Read More

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?Kids are important? They need safe places to live, and safe places to play.? For some kids, this means living with foster parents.... In simple words and full-color illustrations, this book explains why some kids move to foster homes, what foster parents do, and ways kids might feel during foster care. Children often believe that they are in foster care because they are ?bad.? This book makes it clear that the troubles in their lives are not their fault; the message throughout is one of hope and support. Includes resources and information for parents, foster parents, social workers, counselors, and teachers. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 12/15/2005 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Dimensions: 8.85in length x 7.7in width x 0.14in height Weight: 4oz. Read More

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With the ease and simplicity of a nursery rhyme, this lively story delivers an important message of social acceptance to young rea...ders. Themes associated with child development and social harmony, such as friendship, acceptance, self-esteem, and diversity are promoted in simple and straightforward prose. Vivid illustrations of childrens activities for all cultures, such as swimming in the ocean, hugging, catching butterflies, and eating birthday cake are also provided. This delightful picturebook offers a wonderful venue through which parents and teachers can discuss important social concepts with their children. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/1/2005 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Dimensions: 9.44in length x 0.39in width x 9.44in height Weight: 12oz. Read More

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An inviting introduction to the wonder of plants, food, and gardening. . . . Will be a favorite of teachers, students, and home re...aders alike. ? KIRKUS REVIEWS From seeds dropping into soil to corn bursting from its stalks, from children chasing butterflies to ants burrowing underground, everything in this vibrant picture book pulses with life ?- in all directions! Sprightly illustrations set the mood for a rhythmic text that follows nature?s course to a feast of backyard bounty. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 2/26/2008 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 2 and Up Dimensions: 8.58in length x 0.19in width x 10.64in height Weight: 2.39oz. Read More

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Bring scenes from the latest Disney/Pixar movie to life with stickers of Lightning McQueen and all his friends from Radiator Sprin...gs. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 5/1/2006 Pages: 16 Reading Level: Age 1 and Up Dimensions: 11.08in length x 8.43in width x 0.07in height Weight: 3.52oz. Read More

Munchkin
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Turn your tub into a classroom with these floating letters and numbers that can also stick to the sides.

Munchkin Bath Letters and Numbers Munchkin Bath Letters and Numbers stick to the bath tub to help little ones learn the alphabet a...nd counting while they splash in the tub. It has 26 floating letters and numbers in six colors that provide endless opportunities for learning. They are made from a soft, durable and nontoxic foam material. Why Youll Love It: Munchkin Bath Letters and Numbers toy is a classic and durable toy that encourages learning and helps children discover active, social and creative play. Age: 3 years and up Features Shapes stick to tub walls when wet 26 floating letters (A-Z) and 10 floating numbers (0-9) Soft and durable foam Encourages learning Dimensions: 10in length x 8in width x 2.5in height Product Dimensions (inches): 10.3 (L) x 8 (W) x 2.3 (H) Product Weight: 10.9 oz. Read More

Chronicle Books
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Break out the pencils and crayons, and help the whale spout and the chameleon change colors! Draw the noodles in the soup and the ...toppings on the pizza with these giant coloring and doodling pads of 52 place mats each! Picky eaters and restless restaurant-goers of all ages will love Taro Gomi s signature humor and welcome the invitation to imagine and create at mealtime. Product Measures: 12.25 x 10.25 x 0.5 Recommended Ages: 0 years and up Read More

Seedling
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Get your family in the holiday spirit--any time, any place--with this festive craft. Design your own snow globe, complete with mini figures and falling snow. It's a great homemade gift for the grandparents and a great way to keep the kids busy during the holiday break!

Seedling Paddleball w/ Your Own DesignPlay paddleball your way, with your very own design. Just draw it on and play! Includes: Woo...den Paddleball and 3 Craft Markers.Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 5.7 x 11.4Recommended Ages: 3 years and Up Seedling Design Your Own BirdhouseWhat do you think will attract birds? Paint or decorate your own birdhouse. Includes: Wooden Birdhouse, Acrylic Paints, Paint Brush and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 5 x 7Recommended Ages: 4 years and Up Seedling French Knitting SpoolCreate knitted cords great for cool bracelets and brooches. Includes: Yarn. Mushroom Knitting Doll and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 4.5 x 6.3Recommended Ages: 5 years and Up Seedling DIY Friendship BraceletsPopular with all the stars, now you and your friends can make your own! Includes: Embroidery Thread, Candy Colored Beads, Safety Pin and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 4.5 x 6.3Recommended Ages: 6 years and Up Seedling Paint It, Spin ItPaint your own spinning top ready for whipping into action! Includes: Wooden Spinning Top, Paints, Paint Brush and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 4.5 x 6.3Recommended Ages: 5 years and Up Seedling My Mini MasterpieceExhibit your own miniature painting fit for a gallery! Includes: Wooden Easel, Canvas, 3 Tubes of Paint and Paint BrushProduct Dimensions: 1.4 x 4.5 x 6.3Recommended Ages: 4 years and Up Seedling Make Your Own Indie BanglesExpress your own unique style by using fabric and ribbons woven around wooden bangles. Includes: Wooden Bangles, Embroidery Thread, Assorted Fabric, Assorted Ribbon, Craft Glue and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 6.7 x 9.6Recommended Ages: 6 years and Up Seedling Colour the Earth Inflates into a jumbo Earth 40cm in diameter. Ready to color and play! Includes: Seedling 40cm Inflatable World and Craft Markers. Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 6.7 x 9.6 Recommended Ages: 3 years and Up Seedling Explorer LED HeadlampAAA Batteries Included - Ready for adventure! With on/off and flash setting. Includes: LED Headlamp and Batteries.Product Dimensions: 2.3 by 4.7 by 5Recommended Ages: 4 years and Up Seedling Make Your Own Snow GlobeModel your own figurines, add water, glitter, and shake! Look its snowing! Includes: Plastic Globe, Make and Bake Polymer Clay, Snow Globe Stand, Glitter, EVA Sheet and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 4 x 4.5 x 8Recommended Ages: 6 years and Up Seedling Design Your Own Wooden ShieldDesign your own coat of arms and shield ready for adventure! Includes: Wooden Shield, Acrylic Paints,Paint Brushes and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 2.8 x 14.6Recommended Ages: 5 years and Up Seedling Design Your Own Tote BagInspire others with your unique back designed by you! Perfect for taking shopping, to school, or to the library! Includes: Cotton Tote Bag, Fabric Paints, Glitter Glue, Assorted Fabrics, Striped Ribbon, Craft Glue and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 3.1 x 10.8 x 14.8Recommended Ages: 4 years and Up Read More

Alex Toys
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Your child can sweeten up her style with this color-in messenger bag that comes with a matching pouch to hold the markers or other accessories.

Color a sweet bag with Alex Crafts Color A Candy Bag. The bag measures 14 (W) x 11 (H) x 4 (D) (36 cm. x 28 cm. x 10 cm.), which i...s big enough for school books and binders. It includes 6 brightly colored permanent markers in a luggage tag pouch you can color, too. Product Dimensions (inches): 4 (L) x 14 (W) x 11 (H) Age: 7 years and up Recommended Ages:7 ? 12 Read More

Little Tikes
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You might not have the fire pole to slide down from in your house, but this darling ride-on will make your preschooler feel like a real-life hero. It even comes with a working tank and hose that squirts water!

Little Tikes Spray and Rescue Fire Truck Kids can now role play heroes with Little Tikes Spray and Rescue Fire Truck. Kids just ho...p in this retro-styled fire truck and rush to the scene. This truck features a pressurized water tank and hose that can squirt water, giving the entire rescue mission a realistic ring. Why Youll Love It: This truck helps kids develop balance and coordination skills along with muscle strength. Age: 18 months to 5 years Features Retro style Upfront smiling face Pressurized water tank Detachable hose Adult assembly required NOTE: This item may ship in its original packaging and not in a Diapers.com box. Product contents may not be concealed. Dimensions: 31in length x 17in width x 16in height Product Dimensions (inches): 31 (L) x 17 (W) x 16 (H) Product Weight: 18.21 lbs. Read More

Plan Toys
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Do the robot! Your preschooler can build a ?bot buddy by combining a variety of wooden pieces. Bonus: The faces all have different expressions to teach your child about emotions.

Plan Toys Build A Robot (9 pcs) Plan Toys Build A Robot helps build developing imaginations.Kids get the chance to think and build... a robot with nine pieces, including interchangeable heads. Once its built, the robot can even movie its hands and legs so kids can work on their motor skills. Why Youll Love It: Kids have the opportunity to not just build their own robot but play with it, too. Age: 3 years and up Features 9 robot building parts 4 interchangeablerobot heads Develop creative imagination ABOUT PLANTOYS Founded in southern Thailand in 1981, PlanToys was the first company in the world to manufacture wooden toys from rubberwood. We are always looking for new ways to improve and preserve our environment. PlanToys takes a step to go beyond Green by taking the concept of Sustainability into practice with the belief that everyone can contribute to a better world by playing sustainably. PlanToys uses a variety of materials, including; organic rubberwood, e-zero glue, water-based dyes, recycled and recyclable materials, soy and water-based ink and our proprietary PlanWood. PlanWood is a high density fiber composite wood made from reclaimed wood particles left from the manufacturing process of toys in the factory. This material allows toys to be made safe, stronger and more durable. PlanToys is again the first wooden toys company in the worlds been using this method to make toys since 2010. Recommended Ages:3 ? 7 Weight: 1 lb Product Dimensions (inches): 7.4 (L) x 3 (W) x 7.4 (H) Product Weight: 14.8 oz. Sustainable Materials: 100% rubberwood Rubberwood: Wood harvested from older rubber trees that no longer yield latex. These trees would otherwise be burned. Read More

LEGO
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Hats off to LEGO for the genius idea of combining two toy-box must-haves: a shape sorter and building bricks. The starter kit guides kids through basic builds, such as an elephant or parrot, and the sorting lids sit on top of the storage container to make clean up fun.

LEGO DUPLO Creative Sorter 6784 LEGO DUPLO Creative Sorter 6784 contains assorted color-coded basic and rounded bricks that help c...hildren sort the shapes needed to build a cute parrot, elephant and giraffe. The sorting plates also double as a lid for the sturdy plastic storage box. Why Youll Love It: LEGO DUPLO Creative Sorter 6784 makes children aware of shapes, colors and different animals. Age: 18 months and up Features Assortment of color-coded basic and rounded bricks Sorting plates double as a storage box lid Cute animal theme Builds different animals Includes Eye decoration Sorting plates Recommended Ages:2 ? 5 Dimensions: 7.99in length x 7.56in width x 7.99in height Weight: 1.24lb Read More

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LEGO Duplo My First Build 4631 Add some new fun with LEGO Duplo My First Build 4631. This playset is a modern option to keep kids ...engaged and active. This playset lets kids construct. The detailed crafting, bright colors, different shapes and sizes make it more attractive and approachable. Age: 18 months to 5 years Features Durable, colorful and attractive Features instruction building cards Sharpens visual abilities Offers endless build ideas Helps in early learning and identification Easy-to-build building through direction Includes: Guide to building Recommended Ages:2 ? 5 Dimensions: 15.03in length x 3.7in width x 10.31in height Weight: 1.95 lb Read More

Melissa & Doug
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Play house any place, any time, with this portable wooden set. The darling poseable figures and variety of furniture will encourage your preschooler to use her imagination.

It?s the little things that make this house a home. Check out the detailed shingle work and the sweet shutters. This mini wooden d...ollhouse also features two interior staircases, four rooms, a functional door and open-air windows. Plus, the set comes with two flexible wooden play figures and 11 pieces of wooden furniture. The dollhouse opens for easy access and folds closed for convenient storage. A chunky wooden handle lets kids carry their home away from home. Why You?ll Love It: The contemporary details (flat screen TV!) make this mini house feel like the real deal. Age: 3 years and up Features Wooden house and accessories House folds open and close 2 interior staircases 4 rooms Wooden handle for easy transport Includes 2 flexible wooden play figures 11 pieces of wooden furniture: table, 3 chairs, bed, bathtub, sink, toilet, sink, console, television set Weight: 4.65 lb Product Dimensions (inches): 10.6 (L) x 6.1 (W) x 13.1 (H) Product Weight: 5.1 lbs. SKU #: MD-098 Manufacturer #: 3701 UPC: 000772037013 Read More

Haba
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HABA Annie Doll HABA Annie Doll has a lovely dress, socks and shoes. This doll, designed in Germany, has a padded body and chenill...e hair thats soft to touch. Why Youll Love It: Annie is always ready for play. Age: 18 months and up Features Colorful and entertaining Made of cotton and polyester ABOUT HABA It all began in 1939 in Bad Rodach, Germany, with finely polished, colorful wooden toys, that were finely sanded and polished wonderfully smooth, just right for tender childrens hands, as the first catalogue emphasized. Today these blocks are still part of our product palate. But the factory for fine wooden toys has been transformed into the producer of inventive playthings for inquisitive minds. All products in the HABA range have one thing in common: our attention to detail makes each item special and unique. HABA wants to playfully support childrens development, make their lives happier, more exciting, and full of the delight of discovery: to put it simply, to make their world a little more child-friendly. A wide variety of HABA toys and games have been honored with awards for exceptional design. Since 1993, no fewer than six HABA games received the Childrens game of the Year award. Product Dimensions (inches): 16 (L) x 4.5 (W) x 7 (H) Product Weight: 7 oz. Read More

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