I’ve been enamored with Calico Critters playsets ever since I first discovered them online.  These fuzzy animal families feature moveable limbs, intricately detailed accessories, and a sweet background story that encourages imaginative play.  Thanks to International Playthings, we now have our first playset in a collection that I hope will expand through the years!  Margaret and Halley’s Dress Shop includes Mother Margaret, Baby Halley (isn’t she adorable?), a fancy dress (and matching hat!) for each, the two dress forms, a handbag, hand mirror, two headbands, a portrait, and a baby toy for little Halley.

Our Thoughts: We love this playset!  It is so nicely made and is very durable, something I was worried about considering the fact that my 3-year-old plays with it.  I think that the fact that the dolls have poseable arms and legs really adds to the fun, and I love that you can change their clothing and have them wear the headband and necklace.  I can see how easily these sets can become addictive with the characters being so loveable!

Some of the other play sets available from the Calico Critters line:

How can you look at those sweet faces and not want to collect them ALL?  I certainly do!

Want It?

You can purchase Margaret and Halley’s Dress Shop Playset from Amazon.com.

I received the product reviewed in this post so that I could share my thoughts and experiences with it.  This post is 100% my own opinion, thoughts, and experiences, and was not edited or reviewed by anyone.  I do not feel obligated to write a positive review – I’ll always share my honest thoughts with you.  :)


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