Friday, November 06, 2009
Meet Norman Phartephant
I had some misgivings about agreeing to review a stuffed toy called Norman PhartEphant, a cuddly elephant plushie that farts when you squeeze his tail. (Eight distinct phart sounds!) Having a five year old and a two year old guarantees that we talk about bodily functions about a million times more per day than I would really deem necessary… but still, he looked pretty cute (just look at that plaintive gaze…), so I said "okay, bring on the PhartEphant."
Can you tell just how much Jasper loves his new pal, Norman PhartEphant? Surprisingly, Roo felt a bit too mature for the likes of him and said that Jasper could keep him after giving him the sniff test. I kid you not! I've caught her pushing the button on several occasions, though her little brother delights in chasing her around the house with him. Kind of like a stampeding elephant…
Norman PhartEphant is available online and has his own picture book and coloring book coming out this week! A portion of Norman PhartEphant sales are donated to childrens' charities Smile Train, which provides cleft palate surgery for kids in developing nations, and Half the Sky, which provides help for special needs orphans in China.
Disclosure: We received Norman PhartEphant free of charge in order to write this review, however the deep, abiding love Jasper feels for him could not be bought. Well, maybe with a LOT of robots. But no one offered us any.