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Richard Scarry Roadway Play Sets (Giveaway!)

I have always been a fan of Richard Scarry’s artwork and books. There was just something so charming and lovable about the characters found in Busy Town. What is not to love about sweet little characters like Huckle Cat, Mr. Frumble, Sergeant Murphy, Mr. Fixit, Bananas Gorilla, Hilda Hippo, and Farmer Fox. One of my personal favorites was Lowly Worm.

When our daughter was back in the late 90’s we purchased many Richard Scarry books for her. Unbeknown to me my husband was also a fan of the series (he used to read the stories to his nieces and nephews). His favorite character was Lowly Worm too. 🙂

Whenever we read the Richard Scarry Busy Town stories to our daughter it became a game to try and find Lowly Worm. It seemed like he would appear in most of the pages, but often he was easily seen. For us it became like a “Where’s Waldo?” type of game, except it was “Where’s Wormy?” Our daughter referred to Lowly as Wormy. The name stuck and that is what we’ve been calling him ever since. I almost forgot that his real name was Lowly.

If your child is a fan of Richard Scarry’s Busy Town, or you would like to introduce your child to the wonderful world of Richard Scarry, you might be interested in knowing about these two darling play sets featuring characters from Busy Town.

I had the fun opportunity to review two adorable sets.

The Roadway Starter Set comes with 8 track/road pieces that easily snap together to form an oval. They also connect with most other wooden track systems so you can easily incorporate these sets with other train/vehicle tracks you might already own.

This cute set comes with a book store, traffic signal and traffic sign. Best of all it comes with Lowly Worm (aka Wormy).

The track is easy to set up. Even a very young child should have no problem putting the pieces together.

I was rather surprised at just how small the track is. It looks a lot bigger in photos but in reality is really small. I took a picture of the track with a small (Beanie Baby size) Elmo that I have to give you an idea. Even though it’s small it will certainly provide hours of enjoyment. (Sorry about the cat foot in the photo).

I love the little bookstore. If you look inside you can even see books on the shelves.

I don’t have a photo of  Lowly/Wormy. When the toy arrived that was the first thing we removed. My husband got such a kick out of seeing his favorite Busy Town character. He put Lowly on the bookcase rather then back in the box with the rest of the track set. When we were decorating for Christmas he accidently packed Lowly Worm away! So right now Lowly is in one of the many boxes down in the basement. We won’t be able to find him until we un-decorate after the first of the year.

We also received another set, the Fire Station set. This set is going to be really popular with little boys and girls who are fascinated by Firetrucks.

This little roadway set features the same size track, however this on has an additional connector piece that attaches to the Fire House.

The set comes with a little Fire Truck and play figure (Fireman Pig). You can put the Fire Truck into the Fire House. Inside the Fire House is a little button. When you press on it the Fire Truck shoots out the doors and starts it’s way on the roadway/track. It’s really cute.

I love all the detail they put into the first house, including inside with the fireman’s gear hanging on the wall.

 

The roof also doubles as stairs/ladders so that your characters can “climb” up and down.

The sign on the Fire Station turns around to reveal the word “Emergency” too.

Both sets are really adorable. These sets can be combined with other sets to form your own mini version of Busy Town.

The Roadway Starter Set retails for $19.99 and the Fire Station Play Set retails for $24.99. They are available at various retail locations. I happened to see them at our local Toys R Us.

Guess what? I have BOTH sets to giveaway to a lucky She Scribes reader. This is PERFECT for the holiday season (they would make a great gift!).

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This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on December 14, 2011 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply with a name, mailing address (no PO Box) and phone number (for shipping only) or a new winner will be chosen. 

Other fun giveaways can be found on the right side bar under “Win It”.

Kimberly

*I receieved free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own.

 

 

 

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

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