Each animal in the halftoy menagerie is cleverly conceived, well made and well priced. The simple packaging only hints at the play hiding inside. Made from nontoxic plastic, the skeleton is encased in a smooth magnetic body shell, from which children can easily remove the puzzle bones, take them apart, and then snap them back together. The body shell encloses the skeleton, keeps the bones intact, and away from the menacing Roomba.
The included diorama needs a parent’s finesse for assembly. But once set up, imaginations will run wild.
Claire Green ©2020 Parents’ Choice
Claire is president of Parents’ Choice Foundation and serves as a judge on several national toy and music award committees. She champions toys, books, and media that offer children new perspectives and playful adventures in learning.