Don’t know about yours, but my kid is a sweet sweet girl…aaaaand she’s also a little stinker. Britt Menzies, a Mama and an artist/entrepreneur, first had the idea for StinkyKids when her daughter Emma requested that Britt paint her as a ballerina. From that one painting grew an entire world–a world in which a whole gang of SkinkyKids have adventures, get into mishaps, and learn to be “Leaders of Good.”
I met the StinkyKids a few weeks ago during an amazing afternoon at the Madame Alexander Factory here in New York City, which happens to be less than a mile from my house and I never ever knew it! After being set loose on the magical Madame Alexander Heritage Gallery and showroom several NYC bloggers, their kids and I were introduced to Britt Menzies and the StinkyKids. And I have to say, I entered the showroom with two little boys who, in a room absolutely chock full of the most engaging variety of dolls and stuffed animals–I mean hundreds and hundreds of enticing dolls, went straight for the StinkyKids dolls arrayed on one table to the side. Britt told us all about her journey to create the StinkyKids, and then went on to read her award-winning first book, StinkyKids and the Runaway Scissors. It’s a clever picture book for kids ages 10 and under, in which the StinkyKids get into trouble, but with creativity and help from Mom are able to solve their problems and be leaders for good. See, this is what I like about these dolls. They aren’t perfect. They’re cute and cuddly but sometimes they insist on wearing their bathing suits, get gum in their hair, and are just little stinKers.
The dolls themselves are plush and cuddly and safe for kids ages 0 and up–hello those hard-to-buy for 18 month olders! And there are girl StinkyKids and boy StinkyKids…each adorable, each with his or her own personality, interests and look, and each one a Leader of Good. My daughter giggled with glee when she heard the name StinkyKids, loved the books and trading cards, and put StinkyKid Britt on her Christmas List. Score! StinkyKids dolls are available at Barnes and Noble online, Target.com and our affiliate, Amazon.com. StinkyKids and the Runaway Scissors and also the second book StinkyKids See a Full Moon can be found at Barnes and Noble in brick and mortar or online, or on Amazon.
And here’s the best news, one Babies Gotta Have It reader will win a StinkyKid doll of her choice and a signed copy of the StinkyKids book, StinkyKids and the Runaway Scissors just in time for the holidays! Want to enter? Read on!
To Enter the StinkyKids Giveaway:
- MANDATORY ENTRY #1: Take a swing by StinkyKids. Leave a comment on the post sharing which doll you’d choose if you won. Entering is that easy!
***Want extra chances to win? After you have made your first entry as described above, do anything listed below and leave me additional comments for each one letting me know what you did! Maximum of seven entries per person.
- “Like” StinkyKids on Facebook.
- Follow StinkyKids on Twitter.
- Follow me on Twitter and tweet this giveaway. I’ve made it easy just cut and paste: Win a cute plush StinkyKids doll for your Little Stinker this holiday season from @BabiesGottaHavT and @stinkykids http://snurl.com/212imih
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- Email your friends about the giveaway and link to the giveaway post! cc me in the message (email@example.com)–I promise I will not spam you or your friends. Cross my heart.
Your email address will remain private and not be shared with anyone. Giveaway only open to those with U.S. addresses. Must be 18 or older to win. Giveaway begins on Tuesday December 6th and ends on Sunday December 18th at 11:59 Eastern Standard Time. Very soon after, Random.org will select the winner I’ll email you immediately. After my daughter called Larry the Cable guy the last time she did a drawing, we have decided to take a little vacation from her choosing the winner. Random.org is in no way as cute and unpredictable as my daughter, but it is much more efficient and does not use any pieces of paper, even recycled ones. I am sure you will understand. Thanks for entering! And thanks to the folks at StinkyKids and Madame Alexander for the wonderful tour and StinkyKids products to check out!
UPDATE! We have a winner! Random.org says ” 43″. Congratulations Julianne! Thanks to everyone who entered!