2010 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – The Greenzys

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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I love stuffed animals. The very first time that RB and I moved I had more stuffed animals than clothes. He had to help move bags and bags of them and was less than thrilled about it. I love the idea of a toy that will help make a difference and educate, as well as provide hours of enjoyment, which is why I am including The Greenzys in this year’s holiday gift guide. I received Violet, an adorable green and white giraffe. I was surprised at how soft and cute she was, not at all what I expected from an toy made from soy!

Violet Greenzys


Recommended for children three to nine years of age, The Greenzys (book) is a heartwarming tale that teaches the concept of environmental conservation, or green living. In the introductory story, the Greenzys meet Orinda, the world’s oldest living tree. When they discover she’s in trouble, they agree to help her, but not before they learn the importance of being green. Published by Pearson/Penguin and written by acclaimed children’s writer Danielle Mentzer, The Greenzys is illustrated by the award winning digital artist, Cris De Lara. This 40 page book retails for $17.99. The book is made in an eco-friendly manner, with FSC/SFI/PEFC certified paper and board with soy based inks. The book is printed in the United States, which also reduces the carbon footprint.

An easy way to get kids to go green, the plush toys are manufactured by Kids Preferred and promote green living and teach eco-friendly practices to youngsters through heartwarming stories and these endearing plush toys that are both environmentally safe and fun. All of the Greenzys toys are made in socially responsible factories from soy fibers and non-toxic dyes with packaging made from recycled paperboard. The 12 inch plush characters include Peat the Penguin, Willow the Elephant, Violet the Giraffe, Mango the Gorilla, Poppy the Lioness, Yew Yew the Panda, Holly the Tiger and Rooty the Polar Bear. They retail for $19.99 each.

A portion of every Greenzy purchase benefits the Environmental Media Association. Another environmental bonus, for every purchase the Arbor Day Foundation will plant one tree in our nation’s forests. Children are able to go onto the Greenzys website and print our a special certificate of acknowledgement.

It’s an easy way to get your kids to go green.

The Greenzys book and toy line launched at FAO Schwartz in New York City on Earth Day 2010. The Greenzys toys and books are available to purchase from FAO Schwartz and on Amazon.


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pat.navymom December 6, 2010 - 7:46 am

I thought FAO Schwartz was bought out and became a Toys R Us branchoff.

Maureen Timerman December 6, 2010 - 10:34 am

What a great site they have. I think that Violet is adorable!


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