This year our holiday catalog, which appeared in the Oregonian (come on in if you didn’t get one – we have extras and there’s a “choose your own discount” option in it) featured our favorite new snuggly/cozy/fuzzy things: ZOOBIES! These storybook gifts for little ones are the perfect thing for a child’s naptime or quiet moment. Zoobies are three things in one: a plush animal, a soft pillow, and a warm blanket. The plush animals are all characters from children’s storybooks. We have three different ones: Ian Falconer’s Olivia (every little girl’s favorite bossy pig), Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit, and Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Zipped inside each of the animals is an attached blanket that is super for spreading out on the floor (you can use the animal as a pillow) or taking to bed, or just carrying around. The Olivia and Peter Rabbit Zoobies are $34 each, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar Zoobie is $45 because it includes a copy of the board book. Storytime will be much more fun with Zoobies! We have just a few of these cuddly critters left, so call us quickly if you want one.