There was a time when I thought all soft toys were a bit rubbish. I mean what are they for exactly? It seemed like for the most part my son, then a toddler, felt the same way. He wouldn't have anything to do with them. Fast forward five years and he can't go anywhere/to sleep without his penguin, parrot, teddybear, and Remy from Ratatouille.
There's something just so comforting about them, and lovable. And why not have a little bit more love in our lives? Which is why we were interested when Hallmark told us that they were launching a new interactive toy called Abigail (£19.99).
Abigail is part of their range of interactive Story Buddy soft toys. She's a soft, brown bunny and joins Watson the Racoon, Cooper the Bear and Jingle the Husky Dog.
The blurb on the website describes her as a real 'girl's girl', which might be the case but this soft little thing also turned out to be a real boy's girl as well. At least in my house.
Abigail comes complete with her own story book, ‘Abigail and the Balance Beam’, which follows the chatty bunny trying to make her mum extra proud of her by performing gymnastics. As passages from the book are read aloud, Abigail springs to life and joins in the story!
So that's the story behind Abigail. What was she like in real life? Read on to find out.Click here to read more...