Sunday, May 30, 2010

Guidecraft Elephant Pull Along Review and Giveaway - CLOSED



It’s time for another great Guidecraft review!

For my third review in the series, I received an Elephant Pull Along toy for ages one and up.

Started in 1964, Guidecraft is an award winning company that has over 580 educational toys and furnishings. The company’s mission is to create beautifully crafted wooden products that allow children to use their minds and imagination while having fun.

Guidecraft guarantees the quality and workmanship of all their products, and are about complete customer satisfaction. They also design and test their products to meet or exceed mandatory safety standards set forth by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 to insure the safety of children playing with their products.

The Elephant Pull Along toy is very similar to the first Guidecraft product I reviewed, the Puppy Pull Along. The difference obviously being that it’s an elephant. :)



When I received the toy it was in a very sturdy box and the toy was twist tied down to avoid moving around in the box.

After being opened there is zero assembly required before giving the toy to a child.



The toy comes with a long white pull string (which is nicely tied up during shipping) to allow for plenty of room for the child to pull the toy safely behind them.

The wheels have a nice rubber outline on them so it makes pulling the elephant on a variety of surfaces easy. This really is a nice added feature from other pull toys as it keeps the toy from constantly tipping over.

The head wiggles back and forth just like the Puppy Pull along which in my opinion, makes the toys just that much cuter! The ears are again soft leather that are moveable and just another fun feature of the toy. The elephant’s trunk is also moveable for children to position to their liking. I thought this was a really neat feature as Rosemary at 7 months already loves anything that can be manipulated by her hands.

The quality of this toy is excellent! The paint is vibrant and colorful sure to be admired by children. The toy is made with a hard wood that seems really durable for children to play with. All of the parts like the rubber and the trunk appear very secure and I just know we’re going to have this around for a long time.

I found no flaws in this toy whatsoever and I know it sure captured Rosemary’s attention! She’s a little young still to be pulling the toy, but I let her check it out (under my supervision) just to see what she thought of it. She loved it! Her favorite part was the ears as she loved moving them back and forth, and kept checking them out. She also loved the trunk as it was easy for her hand to hold on to and move.



I would really recommend checking out the Guidecraft website and catalog to see some great educational toys they have for your child today! You can purchase the toys directly from the Guidecraft website. Guidecraft also has a blog where you can find more reviews from people if there was something in particular you were looking for, or if you wanted some ideas on how to narrow your selection down (there really is so many great toys on their website available).

If you like what you’ve read about the Elephant Pull Along, and think this toy would be great for your child, Guidecraft has graciously offered one of my readers a free Puppy Pull Along!

To enter simply visit Guidecraft and return here commenting on which item is your favorite. Please leave an email so I can contact you if you're my winner.

For extra entries you may do any or all of the following:

1. Follow my blog publicly via Google Connect (over on the right side bar). You must follow publicly in order for this to count. Current followers just have to write that you already follow me. (2 entries)

2. "Like" A Mama Stork Knows on facebook - must do this as an individual (adding as your a blog favorite will not count)

3. "Like" Guidecraft on facebook - must do this as an individual (adding as a blog favorite will not count)

4. Follow the Guidecraft Blog, please let me know what email and name your are following under

5. Follow me and Guidecraft on twitter and tweet about this giveaway. You may do this once a day. Please leave a url so I can check your tweets. If you don't tweet, you may instead add this as your facebook status. You may use the following to tweet/post:
"Enter to #win a @Guidecraft Elephant Pull Along toy at @AMamaStorkKnows http://bit.ly/awLKQm #giveaway RT"

6. Add my button to your blog; leave your blog URL so I may check

7. Vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs and/or Picket Fence Blogs. This may be done once daily.

Leave separate comments for all of your entries and remember to leave an email address in at least one of them so I may contact you. You must do the main entry in order to win the Elephant Pull toy. Good luck!!

Giveaway is open to entrants in the U.S. and ends on June 13, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A comment number will be drawn at random from random.org. Winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond. If I don't hear back, another winner will be selected.


I was provided with this product free of charge by the highlighted company and/or its PR agency in order to test the product first hand and to provide you with my personal opinion on it. The opinions I have provided are mine and mine alone. I am in no way required to write a positive review and my review was not influenced in any way by monetary means. Please investigate before any and all purchases as I am not liable nor responsible for any losses or damages you may incur. Please read my Terms of Use before entering this contest.

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