There's a monster under the bed -- and he wants to be your best friend! This shy GooGooMonster is all care and no scare -- a friendly face and oversized needlefelted feet. ---- GooGooMonsters came to me in the wee hours of the morn, begging to be set free. They are inspired my daughter, who names every monster and friend "GooGoo". She has taken the prototype and has slept with every night since. She wants to me to make her a whole family of them. GooGooMonsters are free standing by virtue of their needlefelted wooly feet (which are also sewn on for extra durability). Their bodies are knitted with various eyelash yarns, which are usually polyester, and are stuffed with a bit of poly fiberfill for extra squishiness. Their expressive faces are lovingly needlefelted in wool and then needlefelted right onto their bodies.
This is a CLASSIC. Any kid who grew up in Soviet-era 1970s or 1980s will immediately know Cheburashka. He is of indeterminate origin, was discovered in a box of oranges (SO adorably absurd), has an accordion-playing crocodile name... This is a CLASSIC. Any kid who grew up in Soviet-era 1970s or 1980s will immediately know Cheburashka. He is of indeterminate origin, was discovered in a box of oranges (SO adorably absurd), has an accordion-playing crocodile named Gena as a best friend, and has huge floppy ears and a sweet, earnest face. He's cute, fuzzy and the stop-motion can't be beat. There's a wee bit of propaganda thrown in there, but it's NOT heavy handed, and it usually has to do with helping out others and power to the people. Cause hey, what WASN'T rife with propaganda in the Soviet Bloc? This is the perfect gift for parents who want their children to see quality animation from other world cultures and styles---animation that has heart and character but DOES NOT come out of a major US studio.
the cutest thing that ever came out of Soviet Russia. (besides me that is. heheh)
Cute. Fuzzy. Huggable. Would make a great gift for a stuffed animal lover.