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    New Board Games, Skill Builders,Puzzles, and Accessories


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    FEATURE PRODUCT:   The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1 - In this imaginitive new dot-to-dot puzzle book, you begin your adventure following a guide; an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views.

    Abstract Games
    Donkey...It's A Kick!

    Donkey is a fast paced, unpredictable card game that will have you saving for 4 of a kind one round, and building a barn out of your cards the next. Be the first player to master whatever crazy challenge comes your way, and quickly grab a Donkey Puck...but watch out for the Kicker!

    Animal Toys
    WonderElla

    "WonderElla™ is a wonder-filled memory game of Sets & Match with Math, Colors, and Animals. WonderElla comes in an adorable cotton bag containing 18 jumbo-sized, game pieces depicting Ella and nine of her animal friends. The WonderElla game pieces can be filled with surprise hidden treats for added fun and excitement!

    Board Games
    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

    Po-Rum-Bo is a combination of Poker & Rummy played on a Game Board. Using playing cards from all four playing card suits, players place them criss-cross, either “across” or “down” on a game board with bonus squares. You earn points with every play of the game based on the cards played, the hands created and the board bonus squares used.

    Perfect Stride

    Perfect Stride is an exciting horse-themed card game for 2 - 4 players ages 8 and up. Players are riders who partner up with a horse of their choosing for a high-speed race across the countryside over a hidden course of jumps. Riders collect ribbons with each successful jump as they race toward the finish line. The rider with the most ribbon points wins the game.

    LiEBRARY - The Game Where the First Line Speaks Volumes

    The object of the game is to convince other players that your first line is the correct one. Players earn points by either writing a first line good enough to fool others into voting for it or by guessing the correct first line after all the entries are read.

    Triviathon

    One of the most "unusual" products ever to be with inducted into The Toy Man® Product Guide is this crazy game called Triviathon. Nothing special in the title of this game but you had better be ready because this game is a guaranteed barrel of laughs...err no, I would rather say a truckload of laughs!

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

    Yamodo! (ya-mode-o) challenges you and your friends to draw and define a set of made-up Yamodo! words. Laughter is guaranteed as you find yourself trying to explain the unexplainable. Prepare for a hilarious good time, to have your imagination tested...

    Board Games - Ethical Values
    CampAntics

    he board game of summer camp adventures. Once around the board, is one very realistic day at summer camp. Players choose how long to play and can extend or shorten the game. Instructions for New Campers are in a real comic book format. Lots of Mischief, Activities, and Announcements keep all players interest and involved, even if it is not their turn.

    Board Games - Family
    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

    If you are going on long ride between any two places, Road Trip will make the experience pass by in to time. Even at home the game is a blast to play!

    Reverse Charades

    Reverse Charades is a hilarious twist on a classic charades game where one person acts out words for the team to guess. With Reverse Charades, the entire team has 60 seconds to act out as many words as one person can guess. It

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

    Wits & Wagers Family is a family-friendly version of the popular Wits & Wagers game where you can win without knowing any trivia. Kid-friendly questions, easier rules, and no poker chips. Perfect game for all ages to play together! To play, every player writes down a guess to fun questions.

    Wackelkuh - Wiggling Cow Board Game

    Elsa the cow loves to eat fresh grass. How much grass can you pull from under Elsa before she tips over? A curious game of skill and technique.

    Flip2BFit - Fitness In A Box

    Board Games - Intellectual Development
    Outside The Box

    outside the box gives every single player a chance to be a hero by helping his or her team win. There are no dice. Teams can only advance by getting the answers right.

    Board Games - Strategy
    Commander-In-Chief - The Board Game

    Commander-In-Chief is a fun fast playing abstract strategy war board game in which a player’s military vehicles work together to “capture” their opponent’s Commander while simultaneously defending their own. Commander-In-Chief is a 2 – 4 player combination of Chess & Checkers with an Air, Land & Sea military theme.

    Books - Word / Picture / Story
    Wizarday! When Our Stuff Went Away

    Wizarday is a lively educational story for children age eight and up. Wizarday is an hilarious tale filled with fun characters, silly names and games and charts. The story, with its engaging, free family of characters, provides a fun platform from which to teach children the importance and benefits of routine. It also helps them—and parents!—understand how such routine can evolve through playful two-way communication.

    Card Game
    Zombie Ninja Pirates

    Zombies are cool! Ninjas are cool! Pirates are cool! Mad Scientists are also cool! But the coolest thing is the Zombie Ninja Pirates, a card game where you get to play all four types while scoring points. To make it even better, you keep getting nifty objects in your chest that make you cooler and help you win.

    Card Games
    Befuzzled - A Fun Q Games Product

    Befuzzled makes the simple concept of taking the correct action based on a flipped card becomes surprisingly challenging. It is a high-energy yet not fast-paced game. Players stay on edge anticipating the flip of the next card as they try to be the first to act.

    Card Games - Educational
    Jukem Football Card Game

    Whether you are a football novice or hardcore fan, Jukem Football is the fun, competitive card game that puts you in the action! Jukem Football is the anytime, anywhere football card game. Play it at tailgates, parties, game nights and on the go!

    Card Games - Recreational Play
    Knock Down, Drag Out

    Knock Down, Drag Out lets you join the hectic melee of a Wild West bar fight. The rules are brutally simple and the action is fast-paced! Punch, kick, and club your opponents. Be the last patron standing to win!

    Card Games - Sports Related
    Third and Long

    Third and Long recreates the action of a pro football game. Two coaches take turns on offense and defense, calling plays and executing drives. Touchdowns, field goals, fumbles, interceptions, penalties, and big plays are all part of the exciting action.

    CD/DVD Games - Elementary
    Roman Town

    Experience the thrill of uncovering ancient objects. Exercise your problem solving and analytical thinking skills with fun puzzles and mini-games as you analyze valuable artifacts. Roman Town is the only game of its kind to the best of our knowledge that allows you to be an archaeologist, managing your team of diggers at a realistic excavation site.

    Computer Software - Educational
    ItzaBitza (for Mac)

    Draw a house and watch Sketchy shrink to fit in the door; draw flames and watch the rocket ship blast off; draw a triangle for the wheel of the farmer’s tractor just for a laugh. In the award winning game ItzaBitza™, drawings truly come to life.

    Educational Games - Board / Tabletop
    National Finger Football - Alabama

    We've all played the game before, the football is a folded sheet of paper in the shape of a triangle. The field is a tabletop and the goal is to score a touchdown by flicking the football across the table until part of it hangs over the edge. Zelosport has now taken this concept to a whole new level.

    Family Board & Table Top Games
    Tsuro - The Game of the Path

    Tsuro - The Game Of The Path is a tile laying game where the tiles show paths and on your turn you must lay a tile next to your stone. If the path leads you into another person’s stone or off the board you lose. The last player on the board wins!

    BANANAGRAMS

    BANANAGRAMS® is a fast and fun anagram game that drives players bananas! Requiring no pencil, paper or board, Bananagrams comes in a small portable banana shaped pouch and is perfect fun for kids from 7 – 97 years-old, at home or on the go.

    Appletters

    Appletters® is a domino-like game for ages six and up where players connect letters in lieu of dots. The game comes in an apple-shaped cloth pouch containing 110 ivory-like tiles. In addition to the version for a younger audience, the game also includes instructions for more adult play - APPLE TURNOVER™ for an extra challenge and APPLESCORE™ for word lovers who like to have fun with palindromes and semi-palindromes.

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Chess3 [ Chess Cubed ]

    Chess is already a game which has been a classic game for generations; a game which stimulates the mind and influences strategic developmental skills. Chess3 takes this game of strategy and focus, magically infuses fun into...

    Smash or Trash

    Smash or Trash is the game where players make up hysterical new lyrics to popular hit music! You can guarantee the dust will be shaken off some brain cells with this game! Smash or Trash is an excellent source for creating social interaction and...

    Comet® - Family and Bible Educational Board Games

    Comet, The Fast Path to Learning board games, are an engaging way to learn and spell and re-defines the definition of Play. Build vocabulary, aid reading comprehension and improve writing skills.

    Games - Card
    Triplica

    In Triplica, players compete by placing cards down to line up three of the shapes in a row to match their secret goal. The first player to score five goals wins the game. Triplica can also be played as a solitaire game where all 36 goals must be scored

    Games - Group Interactive
    Telegruv - The Dance Telephone Game

    Telegruv is a new party game that borrows the concept of the classic game Telephone, but instead of passing a phrase down a chain of people, competing teams try to pass along a series of dance moves from memory. The game provides nonstop laughter as the original dance moves degenerate with hilarious results!

    Games - Novelty
    Codigo Cube

    Codigo Cube is a socially interactive trivia game using your web-enabled camera phone, a free app, and our patent-pending QR Coded die! Codigo Cube is updated with new questions daily! When ever breaking news happens Codigo Cube gets updated.

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

    Jishaku™ is a patent-pending, portable strategy game like chess or checkers that can be played anywhere – the kitchen or the beach. But unlike chess, there is an element of surprise when the magnets jump out of position, without warning...

    New Inductees
    You've Been Sentenced Word Game

    The multi award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game uses pentagon-shaped cards with conjugations of funny words, famous names, and familiar places.  Each player uses his or her hand of 10 cards to build a grammatically correct sentence, racing the other players while also trying to score the most points per round.

    Puzzles / Brainteasers
    HABA Little Hand Puzzles - Animals, Farm, & Construction

    HABA Puzzles for little hands. These sets of puzzles include 6 puzzles with 2, 3, and 4 pieces. Perfect for the beginning puzzler! Contains solid easy to place pieces with a wooden figure for creative play with the pieces!

    Strategy Games
    Diception

    Diception™, is a fast paced, fun for the whole family, board game that keeps you guessing who is telling the truth and who is really bluffing!

  • Toy Reviews

    New Toys & Specialty


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    FEATURE PRODUCT:   The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1 - In this imaginitive new dot-to-dot puzzle book, you begin your adventure following a guide; an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views.

    Abstract Games
    Donkey...It's A Kick!

    Donkey is a fast paced, unpredictable card game that will have you saving for 4 of a kind one round, and building a barn out of your cards the next. Be the first player to master whatever crazy challenge comes your way, and quickly grab a Donkey Puck...but watch out for the Kicker!

    Animal Toys
    WonderElla

    "WonderElla™ is a wonder-filled memory game of Sets & Match with Math, Colors, and Animals. WonderElla comes in an adorable cotton bag containing 18 jumbo-sized, game pieces depicting Ella and nine of her animal friends. The WonderElla game pieces can be filled with surprise hidden treats for added fun and excitement!

    Board Games
    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

    Po-Rum-Bo is a combination of Poker & Rummy played on a Game Board. Using playing cards from all four playing card suits, players place them criss-cross, either “across” or “down” on a game board with bonus squares. You earn points with every play of the game based on the cards played, the hands created and the board bonus squares used.

    Perfect Stride

    Perfect Stride is an exciting horse-themed card game for 2 - 4 players ages 8 and up. Players are riders who partner up with a horse of their choosing for a high-speed race across the countryside over a hidden course of jumps. Riders collect ribbons with each successful jump as they race toward the finish line. The rider with the most ribbon points wins the game.

    LiEBRARY - The Game Where the First Line Speaks Volumes

    The object of the game is to convince other players that your first line is the correct one. Players earn points by either writing a first line good enough to fool others into voting for it or by guessing the correct first line after all the entries are read.

    Triviathon

    One of the most "unusual" products ever to be with inducted into The Toy Man® Product Guide is this crazy game called Triviathon. Nothing special in the title of this game but you had better be ready because this game is a guaranteed barrel of laughs...err no, I would rather say a truckload of laughs!

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

    Yamodo! (ya-mode-o) challenges you and your friends to draw and define a set of made-up Yamodo! words. Laughter is guaranteed as you find yourself trying to explain the unexplainable. Prepare for a hilarious good time, to have your imagination tested...

    Board Games - Ethical Values
    CampAntics

    he board game of summer camp adventures. Once around the board, is one very realistic day at summer camp. Players choose how long to play and can extend or shorten the game. Instructions for New Campers are in a real comic book format. Lots of Mischief, Activities, and Announcements keep all players interest and involved, even if it is not their turn.

    Board Games - Family
    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

    If you are going on long ride between any two places, Road Trip will make the experience pass by in to time. Even at home the game is a blast to play!

    Reverse Charades

    Reverse Charades is a hilarious twist on a classic charades game where one person acts out words for the team to guess. With Reverse Charades, the entire team has 60 seconds to act out as many words as one person can guess. It

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

    Wits & Wagers Family is a family-friendly version of the popular Wits & Wagers game where you can win without knowing any trivia. Kid-friendly questions, easier rules, and no poker chips. Perfect game for all ages to play together! To play, every player writes down a guess to fun questions.

    Wackelkuh - Wiggling Cow Board Game

    Elsa the cow loves to eat fresh grass. How much grass can you pull from under Elsa before she tips over? A curious game of skill and technique.

    Flip2BFit - Fitness In A Box

    Board Games - Intellectual Development
    Outside The Box

    outside the box gives every single player a chance to be a hero by helping his or her team win. There are no dice. Teams can only advance by getting the answers right.

    Board Games - Strategy
    Commander-In-Chief - The Board Game

    Commander-In-Chief is a fun fast playing abstract strategy war board game in which a player’s military vehicles work together to “capture” their opponent’s Commander while simultaneously defending their own. Commander-In-Chief is a 2 – 4 player combination of Chess & Checkers with an Air, Land & Sea military theme.

    Books - Word / Picture / Story
    Wizarday! When Our Stuff Went Away

    Wizarday is a lively educational story for children age eight and up. Wizarday is an hilarious tale filled with fun characters, silly names and games and charts. The story, with its engaging, free family of characters, provides a fun platform from which to teach children the importance and benefits of routine. It also helps them—and parents!—understand how such routine can evolve through playful two-way communication.

    Card Game
    Zombie Ninja Pirates

    Zombies are cool! Ninjas are cool! Pirates are cool! Mad Scientists are also cool! But the coolest thing is the Zombie Ninja Pirates, a card game where you get to play all four types while scoring points. To make it even better, you keep getting nifty objects in your chest that make you cooler and help you win.

    Card Games
    Befuzzled - A Fun Q Games Product

    Befuzzled makes the simple concept of taking the correct action based on a flipped card becomes surprisingly challenging. It is a high-energy yet not fast-paced game. Players stay on edge anticipating the flip of the next card as they try to be the first to act.

    Card Games - Educational
    Jukem Football Card Game

    Whether you are a football novice or hardcore fan, Jukem Football is the fun, competitive card game that puts you in the action! Jukem Football is the anytime, anywhere football card game. Play it at tailgates, parties, game nights and on the go!

    Card Games - Recreational Play
    Knock Down, Drag Out

    Knock Down, Drag Out lets you join the hectic melee of a Wild West bar fight. The rules are brutally simple and the action is fast-paced! Punch, kick, and club your opponents. Be the last patron standing to win!

    Card Games - Sports Related
    Third and Long

    Third and Long recreates the action of a pro football game. Two coaches take turns on offense and defense, calling plays and executing drives. Touchdowns, field goals, fumbles, interceptions, penalties, and big plays are all part of the exciting action.

    CD/DVD Games - Elementary
    Roman Town

    Experience the thrill of uncovering ancient objects. Exercise your problem solving and analytical thinking skills with fun puzzles and mini-games as you analyze valuable artifacts. Roman Town is the only game of its kind to the best of our knowledge that allows you to be an archaeologist, managing your team of diggers at a realistic excavation site.

    Computer Software - Educational
    ItzaBitza (for Mac)

    Draw a house and watch Sketchy shrink to fit in the door; draw flames and watch the rocket ship blast off; draw a triangle for the wheel of the farmer’s tractor just for a laugh. In the award winning game ItzaBitza™, drawings truly come to life.

    Educational Games - Board / Tabletop
    National Finger Football - Alabama

    We've all played the game before, the football is a folded sheet of paper in the shape of a triangle. The field is a tabletop and the goal is to score a touchdown by flicking the football across the table until part of it hangs over the edge. Zelosport has now taken this concept to a whole new level.

    Family Board & Table Top Games
    Tsuro - The Game of the Path

    Tsuro - The Game Of The Path is a tile laying game where the tiles show paths and on your turn you must lay a tile next to your stone. If the path leads you into another person’s stone or off the board you lose. The last player on the board wins!

    BANANAGRAMS

    BANANAGRAMS® is a fast and fun anagram game that drives players bananas! Requiring no pencil, paper or board, Bananagrams comes in a small portable banana shaped pouch and is perfect fun for kids from 7 – 97 years-old, at home or on the go.

    Appletters

    Appletters® is a domino-like game for ages six and up where players connect letters in lieu of dots. The game comes in an apple-shaped cloth pouch containing 110 ivory-like tiles. In addition to the version for a younger audience, the game also includes instructions for more adult play - APPLE TURNOVER™ for an extra challenge and APPLESCORE™ for word lovers who like to have fun with palindromes and semi-palindromes.

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Chess3 [ Chess Cubed ]

    Chess is already a game which has been a classic game for generations; a game which stimulates the mind and influences strategic developmental skills. Chess3 takes this game of strategy and focus, magically infuses fun into...

    Smash or Trash

    Smash or Trash is the game where players make up hysterical new lyrics to popular hit music! You can guarantee the dust will be shaken off some brain cells with this game! Smash or Trash is an excellent source for creating social interaction and...

    Comet® - Family and Bible Educational Board Games

    Comet, The Fast Path to Learning board games, are an engaging way to learn and spell and re-defines the definition of Play. Build vocabulary, aid reading comprehension and improve writing skills.

    Games - Card
    Triplica

    In Triplica, players compete by placing cards down to line up three of the shapes in a row to match their secret goal. The first player to score five goals wins the game. Triplica can also be played as a solitaire game where all 36 goals must be scored

    Games - Group Interactive
    Telegruv - The Dance Telephone Game

    Telegruv is a new party game that borrows the concept of the classic game Telephone, but instead of passing a phrase down a chain of people, competing teams try to pass along a series of dance moves from memory. The game provides nonstop laughter as the original dance moves degenerate with hilarious results!

    Games - Novelty
    Codigo Cube

    Codigo Cube is a socially interactive trivia game using your web-enabled camera phone, a free app, and our patent-pending QR Coded die! Codigo Cube is updated with new questions daily! When ever breaking news happens Codigo Cube gets updated.

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

    Jishaku™ is a patent-pending, portable strategy game like chess or checkers that can be played anywhere – the kitchen or the beach. But unlike chess, there is an element of surprise when the magnets jump out of position, without warning...

    New Inductees
    You've Been Sentenced Word Game

    The multi award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game uses pentagon-shaped cards with conjugations of funny words, famous names, and familiar places.  Each player uses his or her hand of 10 cards to build a grammatically correct sentence, racing the other players while also trying to score the most points per round.

    Puzzles / Brainteasers
    HABA Little Hand Puzzles - Animals, Farm, & Construction

    HABA Puzzles for little hands. These sets of puzzles include 6 puzzles with 2, 3, and 4 pieces. Perfect for the beginning puzzler! Contains solid easy to place pieces with a wooden figure for creative play with the pieces!

    Strategy Games
    Diception

    Diception™, is a fast paced, fun for the whole family, board game that keeps you guessing who is telling the truth and who is really bluffing!

  • Apparel Reviews

    New Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories


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    FEATURE PRODUCT:   The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1 - In this imaginitive new dot-to-dot puzzle book, you begin your adventure following a guide; an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views.

    Apparel - Juvenile
    Frog Kiss Designs - Handcrafted Hooded Towels

    "Towels with personality for kids with character". They are all 100% thick & thirsty cotton. They are generous in size (approx. 30"x54")-so there is lots of room to grow. They are great for bath time, swim time and play time.

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

    Wee Drool T-bibs are stylish waterproof bibs designed to protect your little one's clothing from dribble, drool, spit up and spills in an ultra chic green way. Made from a blend of Bamboo Viscose and Organic Cotton, these T-bibs are the ultimate in softness, comfort, soak-proof protection and of course, style!

    Infant Accessories & Toys
    Snazzy Baby Knee Pads

    Snazzy Baby Knee Pads are made to the very highest safety standards. Having the comfort of knowing that the product is endorsed by medical professionals, parents can be confident of their child being safe in using the knee pads while crawling.

    Infant Travel Products & Accessories
    BambinOz PortaChair

    The BambinOz Porta Chair turns virtually any standard chair (and variations of same), into a temporary high chair restraint solution when needed most. Safe, simple, and convenient it is truly the perfect solution Mom's are looking for.

    Juvenile - Gifts / Novelty
    Shains Girly Theme Kit...Say It - Wear It - Mean It

    Shains are recycled accessories that encourage and empower people to make their own statements and change them whenever they want! Shains manufactures bracelets, necklaces, pet collars, hair bands, key chains, and much more...

    Sporting Goods - Activities, Equipment, Toys
    Swiggies

    Swiggies was invented as an alternative to fanny packs and having to carry water bottles while exercising. This new hands-free approach is simple and easy to use. You just fill them up with water and go!

  • Home Reviews

    New Home Furnishings and Accessories

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    Furniture & Accessories, Juvenile
    The Learning Tower

    The Learning Tower provides a safe platform for your child to work on projects at countertop levels. Sturdy and durable, it is constructed from wood and is protected with a gloss finish. Adjustable to three levels, it will grow with your child!

  • Infant & Juvenile Reviews

    New Infant & Juvenile


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    FEATURE PRODUCT:   The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1 - In this imaginitive new dot-to-dot puzzle book, you begin your adventure following a guide; an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views.

    3-Point Carving (Leaning) Bikes
    Trikke Carving Vehicles (Bikes)

    Sports and fitness are one of the strongest point of interest in US society today. Trikke Tech, Inc. has taken this fact into consideration and brought one of the most popular fitness solutions of the century into reality! Introducing the Tribred Carving / Electric Bikes.

    Activity Mats
    Lay-N-Go / Lay-n-Go LITE Activity Mats

    Lay-n-Go and Lay-n-Go LITE are award winning (patent pending) activity mats, cleanup, carryall and storage solution in one for families both at home and on-the-go! Small toy collections are easily spread out, contained, and cleaned up at home, while visiting friends, in restaurants, on airplanes, in cars, at Grandma’s house, or wherever life takes you.

    Arts & Crafts, Kits & Supplies
    TeeJuice - Fabric Markers

    TeeJuice Fabric Markers take felt tip markers to an entirely new level of functionality and value! They let your creative juices flow and...

    Baby / Nursing Bottles - Glass
    Coddlelife PP Bottle with Peristaltic Nipple

    The Coddlelife PP Bottle with a Peristalic Nipple is the ultimate glass baby bottle. It is composed of the same kind of glass used in laboratories due to its superior strength, durability and ability to resist thermal shock, making it extra safe for...

    Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle

    The Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle is the ultimate glass baby bottle. It is composed of the same kind of glass used in laboratories due to its superior strength, durability and ability to resist thermal shock, making it extra safe for...

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

    Wee Drool T-bibs are stylish waterproof bibs designed to protect your little one's clothing from dribble, drool, spit up and spills in an ultra chic green way. Made from a blend of Bamboo Viscose and Organic Cotton, these T-bibs are the ultimate in softness, comfort, soak-proof protection and of course, style!

    Baby Gear
    BabySmart Cooshee Hybak

    The award winning "strap-free" BabySmart Cooshee HyBak seat props-a-tot up and forward for focus and concentration! Kids think it's cool to sit on, which keeps them seated longer. With a contoured wide-angle base, skid-resistant circle-pods, side arms to prevent leaning over, leg-positioning for proper posture, and a snug higher-back design. Not only is Cooshee is the most supportive seat, it's the softest and cushiest Booster available.

    Bicycles, Tricycles & Accessories
    FirstBIKE Balance Training Bikes

    The FirstBIKE™ is the perfect training bike for developing your child. As an added plus, some models of the FirstBIKE™ Balance Training Bikes have the luxury of a precise rear drum brake that provides an added level of safety during use. This is essential for a child to learn better safe bike handling skills, and a greater comfort for parents.

    Kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bikes

    kinderfeets are a wooden balance bike for children ages 2 - 5. It has no pedals or training wheels. Children kick off the ground as if running, thus pushing themselves and the bike forward. The kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bike is perfect for learning balance, steering, coordination and independence.

    Creative Play Products
    Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo

    A child

    Developmental Play Equipment
    Oshi mat

    Oshi mat is an environment friendly, recyclable, easy to clean, non – toxic foam mat designed for infants. It is made 100% out of Thermal Plastic Elastomer (TPE); which means, it is 100% PVC and Latex free! Numerous reports have noted that PVC is hazardous to our health and our environment and Latex is –unfortunately- commonly associated with allergies.

    First Toddle®

    First Toddle., the 5-in-1 Infant/Toddler Play, Entertainment and Development System, initially emphasizes standing and walking skills. Then it can be easily reconfigured to provide a variety of fun and challenging play areas for children...

    Dolls - Posable
    Adora Toddler Time Dolls - The Cats Meow

    Adora Toddler Time Dolls can turn a frown upside down, build friendships, teach nurturing, bring comfort and turn a boring day into a day of play! That’s what makes Adora Dolls special…oh, and we can’t forget those adorable baby faces…squeezable, loveable, cuddly, cute…simply irresistible.

    Educational Products
    Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards

    Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards are educational cards that help jump start beginning reading skills by helping early readers build lasting associations between sounds and the letters that represent them.

    Feeding & Nursing
    Bambinoz Instant Bottle Warmer Pack

    BambinOz’ award winning Instant Bottle Warmer Pack allows parents to warm up baby bottles anywhere, anytime without the use of batteries or electricity. Leveraging a technology which has been used widely in the sports medicine,camping and fishing industries, the pad provides a heat source that is completely safe and non-toxic and is reusable.

    Feeding Sets
    Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils

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    Induction Certificate Number:   74020100315‑407
    Induction Date:   March 15, 2010
    Certificate License Status:   Active

     Product:   Sabu & Me
    MSRP:   $14.95 USD
    Company URL:  http://www.sabuandme.com
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    Sabu & Me

    by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Product Evaluation Specialist / Editor
         
    Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  03/15/2010

    SABU & ME is a perfect example of what occurs when parents give their children the attention they deserve and recognition to their developing skills. Written by Maura herself, the book is a re-telling of her earliest memories with her best friend, her dog Sabu.

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    Books - Word / Picture / Story 2009 Consumer/Education 2-5 Years Female/Male


    Age Compatibility Content Quality Educational Value Marketability Reading Response Level Visual Appeal
    5 5 4 5 5 4

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    Sabu and Me - The Wisdom of a Child

    * SUMMARY CODES: SN - Special Needs ECD - Early Childhood Development

    The wisdom of a child...not often something which we are prone to think about yet Sabu & Me delivers a startling as well as welcome example of the wisdom and creative talent of a child; in this case, Maura.

    What is so startling about this book you might ask? Sabu & Me is more than just a simple book for children. Sabu & Me is a perfect example of what occurs when parents give their children the attention they deserve, recognition of their developing skills and encouragement to apply those same skills in actual application.

    According to Jeffrey Markowitz, father of Maura as well as the one who assisted her in publishing her book, "Sabu & Me is the story of Maura and her dog Sabu and the wonderful times they spent together during Maura’s early life. Written by Maura herself, the book is a re-telling of her earliest memories with her best friend."




    Real Life For A Child Colorfully Illustrated

    Sabu & Me is quite unique in that it is not written by an adult trying to create content which they assume a child would see as enjoyable. You can try and emulate the conceptual writing of a child yet no matter which way you look at it, only a child can truly produce the real thing. With the assistance of her father, Maura has broken what children see as virtual boundaries of thought processes and created her own path which others are sure to follow.

    An image of Maura, the author of Sabu & Me and her dog Sabu.

    As you can see from the image at left, you can see two of the pages from Sabu & Me which are being used as an illustration of her work. Sabu & Me is an outstanding example for other children to see. An example which will inspire them to use their own imagination and exercise their own talents to create a masterpiece of their own creative expression.

    With Sabu & Me, children are taken into a world of recognition and relation with which they can identify. This experience will act as a catalyst to get their creative thinking gears turning in overdrive. Add a sprinkle of parental TLC and you have the perfect recipe for positive developmental growth.


    Simple, and easy to read, Sabu and Me provides a magnificent illustration of Maura's relationship with Sabu, her own interpretation of how she sees her life through the eyes of a 10 year old, and wealth of vivid and colorful imagery which touch the hearts and minds of many.

    What we feel is one of the most notable points to cover about Sabu & Me is it's application with SN children. For these children education is a far more challenging as well as rewarding experience with proper attention and tools used. With the assistance of a physical therapist we work with for evaluation of some products with SN children, we were enabled to develop some excellent study results using Sabu & Me as part of the study.

    According to Ms. Meyers, "Several of my kids took a strong interest in the book. With one of the kids especially, I noted a measurable improvement in his response levels while working with me in therapy incorporating the Sabu & Me book. The results were based upon a comparison between first contact with the book and response levels at end of therapy study over a 5 session period.

    Each of my kids were completely enthralled with the colorful drawings. The short and simple sentences on each page served as a tool in my therapy with each of my kids, helping some of them to learn to sequence their reading the words out loud more effectively. This helped them develop a sense of accomplishment in their own unique way which helped build a greater level of self-esteem and sense of security."

     



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    Obtaining An Independent Perspective...



    In this section we will cover "Sabu & Me" from the perspectives of "qualified individuals" in the specific field associated with the product being evaluated. To accomplish that task we have called upon the assistance of two top level industry professionals who know their stuff and have the "credentials" to prove it.

    Our professional and independent evaluators have formed their own opinions from extensive analysis and produced detailed, in-depth product evaluation reports connected with their study and evaluation of Sabu & Me. The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from those same reports which have been paraphrased in order to encapsulate the primary points being conveyed in each report. This approach provides completely independent perspectives in the evaluation of the Sabu & Me.


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    ECD Learning Specialist (Board Certified)

    "Sabu & Me is a book I found to be quite delightful. We need to remember that children hold volumes of compendiums of information and imagination. Imaginative, succinct, and most important of all...simple. Sabu & Me serves as an impressive example which substantiates that fact.

    The book is a wonderful piece of work which is without a doubt so perfectly suited to the age group of its author. For a child, life experience is one of the most prevalent topics of their conscious as well as sub-conscious thought. Sabu & Me takes a segment of the author's life experience puts it into print for others to read and relate.

    I am sure that to some teachers of creative writing, the format of this book may not meet the structure they impress upon their students to adopt, but let's get realistic, the teachers aren't 10 years of age, thus they have no possible way to interpret the creative imaginations of a child being conveyed accurately."

    "The author of Sabu & Me has provided an outstanding example of learning. It is a commonly known fact that creative writing incites an urge to continue to write even more for a child. With each piece they compose, they stimulate multiple developmental skills which are a vital part of their overall development, especially learning skills."

    "As I have referenced in previous evaluations of books submitted, ECD age children are vulnerable and are experiencing what seems to them like a never-ending onslaught of new feelings and experiences which they are neither familiar with or in full understanding of, if having any understanding at all. By a child doing as Maura has, she is delivering a brief glimpse to her parents of her feelings and her own private interpretation of her life experience with her companion, Sabu."

    "Critical skill development is a primary facet of a child's development and this book contributes substantially to that very primary developmental focus. In addition, it provides a sense of betterment of one's self for a child via communication and open expression of their feelings. After completion of my evaluation of Sabu & Me, I have determined that Sabu & Me provides a most powerful life experience story which could prove quite useful in behavioral studies as well as a perfect fit in retail book stores."



    Professor of Educational Studies, Ed.

    "Looking at Sabu & Me with the understanding of the book being authored by a 10 year old, we were provided with a most engaging opportunity to study the message the child was trying to convey in her book; a hint of what her normal lifestyle was all about."

    "Children have a determinate skill of telling their personal story of their life through their actions, writing, and emotional responses.  Although there was assistance by the father of the child to publish the book, this young lady was still conveying a story, a learning experience with her closest companion, Sabu. From this very same learning experience, other children of this young age can identify and learn, perhaps being stimulated to share their own."

    "The book itself was well done with a simple and progressive flow which will draw other children to read the book from cover to cover. The colourful drawings were simple yet draw a strong response from the merging of the text to the imagery in that order."

    "The most intriguing portion of our evaluation of Sabu & Me was our test group of children Pre-K level to 12 years.  The following results were the primary points of interest;

    • All of the children described the book in their own manner as a creative/fun book.
    • All of the children went through the book repeatedly either reading, browsing, or both.
    • All of the children were eager to give their feedback on the book.
    • All of the children expressed in their feedback that they were stimulated in some manner to create their own stories or creative drawing.

    "It was quite easy to conclude that Sabu & Me was targeted for a specific age group yet created a strong interest all the same across the entire range of age levels in the study group."

    "When we added some additional participants ages 15 years of age to adult, there was a dramatic drop in response level and interest.  This creates a desire to use this book in the future to investigate the behavioral changes and establish what the catalyst is which separates those who had strong response levels against those who did not."




    Consumer Hands-On Evaluation

    Nothing is more powerful than hands-on experience by a consumer with a product when it is being evaluated. Based upon that fact we put every single product we evaluate at the mercy of consumers in a hands-on evaluation where anything goes. Shall we see how "Sabu & Me" was seen with consumers?

    Sabu & Me proved its full value in our spontaneous, hands-on consumer evaluation. In going over our feedback forms, there were two factors which stood out the most in the feedback from the consumers.

    The first was the fact of the book having been authored by a 10 year old little girl. The second was the response level which both parents and teachers alike witnessed as they saw the children reading the book. For the participants who were teachers, they were literally overwhelmed how each child took the book and was literally absorbing every word and image, going over the book cover to cover repeatedly.

    For the parents, the second main point of interest was how that nearly all of the children were "...not easily persuaded to let go of the book so that other children could also have a chance to 'experience' it." Of all of the products at this consumer eval., Sabu and Me was one of the top rivals for the most popular product.

    In our reviewing of the consumer hands-on feedback forms which the participants filled out, and examining our video tapes, it was a sure thing that Sabu & Me was one of the two top favorite products in the Books, CD, and DVD's category, and the top two products over all. Sabu & Me finished well in this evaluation category for spontaneous hands-on consumer evaluation.


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    AGE COMPATIBILITY: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    Sabu & Me was a sure win as far as AGE COMPATIBILITY is concerned. The results compiled from our independent evaluators, in-house staff, and consumers, Sabu & Me could not have been more age compatible.  As a matter of distinct fact, it went well beyond the target age compatibility, it proved to be of interest for a very wide span of age levels. Sabu & Me pulls a perfect score of [5] Stars in this category for AGE COMPATIBILITY.



    CONTENT QUALITY : Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    Determining an accurate reading of the CONTENT QUALITY was quite challenging for us.  Considering that the book was authored by a 10 year old child, realistically, only a child of that age group can provide a truly accurate answer, yet we managed to achieve our goal all the same.

    To resolve our challenge we called upon the help of several professionals who are well versed in what is considered "good content quality" from the publishing industry's perspective, and combined that with the feedback from a group of girls ages 9-11 years of age, and our own evaluation standards results.

    The end result was a determination of Sabu & Me being considered well beyond what many other books of similar nature on the market today have in their saddles so to speak.  There is something unique about Sabu & Me which is like a magnet and draws children and others alike to pick the book up and read it.  Sabu & Me pulls a perfect score of [5] Stars in this category for CONTENT QUALITY.



    EDUCATIONAL VALUE: Rating Level - [4] an image of 5 gold  stars

    For the average consumer, EDUCATIONAL VALUE is something which may not even cross their mind in regard to looking at Sabu & Me yet for a teacher, that is an entirely different story. Sabu & Me crosses the threshold of many aspects of education with what we refer to as "the experience". 

    For many children's books, it's simply a single function and purpose achieved from use of them.  For Sabu & Me it is more of an experience which children can identify with and remains with them long after they have put the book down.  To even try and define the educational value of Sabu & Me would take volumes of text to truly do so. That is what we call one powerful hybrid product! 

    After careful evaluation and lengthy periods of study, we finally established Sabu & Me to pull a well above average score of [4] Stars in this category for EDUCATIONAL VALUE.  While the books is well above average in this category, it falls short of a perfect score by a single digit.



    MARKETABILITY: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    When it comes to MARKETABILITY, Sabu & Me is a smash!  Being a hybrid product which is applicable for use in home, education, and even commercial use, Sabu & Me is not restricted by barriers that many other childrens books often cannot overcome. With all of the proper elements to be a good sell on a shelf for the retail market as well as even be applicable for use with SN children, Sabu & Me pulls a perfect score of [5] Stars in this category for MARKETABILITY.



    READING RESPONSE LEVEL: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    READING RESPONSE LEVEL plays an important factor in the evaluation of all books that are submitted to us. In our discussion over final scoring in all 56 evaluation categories, reading response was one of the most significant to us for Sabu & Me.  The child who authored this bok created a book which is simple, yet multi-functional and cost-effective.  In all phases of our evaluation, the reading response level was nothing short of the very best in ranking.  Sabu & Me pulls a well deserved perfect score of [5] Stars in this category for READING RESPONSE LEVEL.



    VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - [4] An image of 3 gold stars

    Just as in some other evaluation categories, Sabu & Me delivers a most interesting challenge in establishing an accurate scoring in this category for VISUAL APPEAL. The most important part of this segment of the evaluation was to keep a solid balance of perspective from the eyes of a 10 year old while at the same time maintaining a perspective from the corporate buyer or even consumer's standpoint.  This segment took an extensive amount of time to come to a final score which we feel is beyond question of being any higher or any lesser.  After careful evaluation and compiling of all scores, Sabu & Me pulls an average score of [4] Stars in this category for VISUAL APPEAL.

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