***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
If there are 2 things I truly love in this world, they would have to be children and finding great deals. (Hey, I am a woman, and as we all know, most women love shopping!) I love finding top-quality products and services at prices that don't break the bank. When they're kids' products? Even better, since I do tend to spoil my little ones quite a bit!
Well, the awesome folks at Kohl's Department Stores have taken these things and merged them together in an amazing charitable giving program this summer. The Kohl's Cares program and beloved children's author Deborah Diesen have teamed up in a big way to turn pouts into smiles with the adorable Pout-Pout Fish! If you're not familiar with Pout-Pout and his pals, I highly recommend these books for some light-hearted summer reading with a positive message!
About the Kohl's Cares Summer 2013 Kids Program :
Kohl’s Department Stores is helping children and families across the country kick off their summer adventures with a smile with the latest Kohl's Cares merchandise program. Now through the end of June, Kohl’s offers beloved Deborah Diesen books, including The Pout-Pout Fish and The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark, along with coordinating plush toys and matching tote bag for just $5 each. Since the program’s inception in 2000, the Kohl’s Cares philanthropic program has raised more than $231 million for children’s health and education programs in local communities across the country. Children will be delighted to embark on undersea adventures with playful, sing-along rhymes and bright ocean colors, and customers will be proud to support the program knowing Kohl’s donates 100 percent of the net profit to children’s health and education initiatives nationwide.
“I hope that both the young and young at heart will be grinning from ear-to-ear as they read about the pout-pout fish and his ocean adventures. I am excited to share these stories with Kohl’s customers nationwide,” said author Deborah Diesen. “I am honored to be a part of the Kohl’s Cares program and thrilled that all the net proceeds will benefit educational- and health-related programming for children.”
Kohl’s Cares Cause Merchandise for Kids
Our Review of the Pout Pout Product Line :
The generous folks at Kohl's sent us a sample box of these fun products to check out for ourselves. I have to admit, my kids totally freaked when they saw this colorful box featuring the much-loved character, the Pout-Pout Fish. Yes, he may be pouting, but my toddlers were grinning from ear to ear when they caught a glimpse of this fishy friend!
Opening the box was quite an ordeal in my home. And for good reason! It was loaded with Pout-Pout goodies, including these super-snuggly plush pals. We received the Pout-Pout Fish and Mr. Crab. They are both very well made, vibrantly colored, and just as cute as could be!
We also received the New York Times Bestseller, "The Pout-Pout Fish" by Deborah Diesen. My children love books, especially featuring animals and sea-life, so I just knew it would be a big hit!
Now I won't include any spoilers here in case you'd like to read the book, but I will say that this is a delightful story about a grumpy fish who finds happiness towards the end of the story. The illustrations by Dan Hanna are amazing....The pictures are very cheery, bright, and colorful, so they're sure to keep even the youngest of tots engaged and interested during story time!
We read the book together, of course. Sophie and Xander really enjoyed it! So much, in fact, that I caught them later "reading" the book to Pout-Pout and Mr. Crab on the sofa!
Overall, The Pout-Pout Fish merchandise from Kohl's was a big success with my children. These products are the same top quality you'd expect to find at Kohl's, and at a mere $5.00 each, they're a total bargain. Also, since all proceeds go to help children in need, you can feel good about your purchase and teach your little ones about philanthropy as well. These fun products are only available through June 2013, so be sure to look for them the next time you're on a Kohl's shopping spree!
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