Friday, November 21

Get green and cheeky with Cheekeyes wooden toys



There's just something extra special in the simplicity of a wooden toy. No bells and whistles and batteries and flashing lights--just add a little imagination and magic begins to happen.

And when those wooden toys are made from eco-friendly rubberwood, that's just taking the power of green to a whole new level.

Buttercup and I have had the great pleasure to take an up-close-and-personal look at the sweetly simple Cheekeys Farm Animal set from Oompa Toys. And I am in love. The sheep, cow, horse, goat, and pig are easily recognizable in shape, smooth to the touch, and just plain cute. One thing I love about the Cheekeyes is that they are handmade and only partially painted, making each figurine unique.

Dutch designer Rogier van Zijp created his line of dinosaurs and forest, African and Arctic animals with a unique red cheek and painted eye (which is, of course, reflected in the Cheekeyes name.)

And if my opinion isn't enough to get you to order a set for every pre-schooler on your Christmas list, then how about the knowledge that the 2009 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio honored the Cheekeyes line with its prestigious Platinum Award for one of the year's best preschool toys?

The animals sets retail for $29.99 and are geared for children ages three and up. For added fun and imaginative open play, we added the farm fence and tree sets, sold separetly at $16.99 each.

I'd like to thank Oompa toys for offering my readers a chance to win one Cheekeyes set of choice! Perfect timing for Christmas, right? To enter to win a pair, stop by the site and then leave me a berrie (read: comment) telling me which wooden toy set you'd choose if selected the winner. You have until midnight, EST. on November 29 and the winner has four days from the announcement date to respond or an alternate will be chosen. U.S. entries only, please.

Additional extra entries are also available if you:
* subscribe to my RSS feed and comment letting me know you did so.
* Blog about contest and link to this post.
* Non-bloggers can email three of their friends about the contest at berriesweet.info (at) gmail (dot) com and CC me on the email. Girl Scout's honor that I will never bother these sweet people. I promise!
* Grab my Berrie Sweet Picks button and place it on your blog page. I'll check!
* Follow me on Twitter! (nickname: berriesweetest)
* Tweet the contest and leave a comment with your username telling me what you said to your "tweeple"!

Please note all entries MUST include a valid email address to be considered for the drawing! That means that well, all entries must include an email address to be considered valid. Simple enough, right? ;)

183 comments:

cdziuba said...

I'd choose the Wooden African Animal Set from Cheekeyes. cdziuba@aol.com

Emily said...

Really? I am the first one? I want African animals! We are into elliephants.

I was catching up on tweets from last night, and you fill my page! Also, now I need cheesecake.

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Anonymous said...

I like the tottering tower toy and so would my preschool class

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reb said...

I love the Kaleidoscopic Blocks
from Haba.

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Mia J. said...

I like the polar animal set. Very cute, especially the penquin.

Baba said...

I would love the African Animal set.

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superfizz said...

The polar bear set is wonderful. Thanks for a great contest.

Sandy said...

polar animal mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Shannon said...

I like the african animal set.

Kama @ Today's Housewife said...

I think my 8 week old son would love this: Squeak-squeak from Haba. Cool stuff!

souldolphindream said...

my son would enjoy playing with wooden polar animal set

thanks for the giveaway

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laura owens said...

The African animals would be so cute for my grandson. He has a jungle room. He would love these!
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ky2here said...

I'm loving the Tap-tap Mother Hen from Djeco.

Aisling said...

My choice would be the African Animals. (The giraffe gets me every time!)

Jenna said...

I would pick the African Animals Set. Thanks for the giveaway!

lace said...

I'd choose forest animals or the african animals. Tough choice, they're all cute.

mverno said...

the polar animal set is excellent

Jill said...

I love the Polar Animal set-so adorable, thanks!

Jill said...

I am a yahoo reader subscriber, thanks!

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Ann said...

i've had my eyes on these toys for awhile & I really love the arctic set. I love the choice of colors and the shapes of the toys. These look like they would even make great decor for adults!

Ann said...

i'm following you on twitter now (user name : a_nn) :)

Ann said...

i also subsribed to your feed using my google account.

ps my email address for all entries is visible in my profile.

Tracye said...

I'd pick the dinosaur set, since both my nephews are really into dinosaurs right now.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Tracye said...

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I'm a subscriber.

Reiza said...

My son would love the wooden dinosaurs.

Reiza said...

I'm now a follower of yours on Twitter. My user name is ReizaM.

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Reiza said...

I'm submitting this again because I think I forgot to add my e-mail address. My son would love the dinosaurs.

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Reiza said...

This is what I posted on Twitter:

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Gina said...

Oooh I have been eyeing these on Oompa. My fave is the polar animals set.

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Gina said...

and i follow you on twitter (lilmami81).

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jenny said...

i think thay are all realy neet and cute and well i like there farm set one its realy nice thanks

peg42 said...

These are so adorable. I love that they are made out of wood. I would choose the Farm Animal Set. Thanks so much for this giveaway.

Tanya W. said...

I like the dinosaur set

Jenn S. said...

I like the Wooden Polar Animal Set from Cheekeyes .

Stacy said...

I would love to give my son the Large Counting Truck - Yellow from Bajo.

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Andreah said...

I would choose the dinosaur set because my son likes dinosaurs.

Andreah said...

I subscribe.

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sito50 said...

I like the forest animal set. Thanks for hosting this nice giveaway,

sito50 said...

I subscribe.

lisagee said...

Stack the Trix Mix Wooden Pull Toy from Haba is my pick.

Robin said...

I would choose the polar animal set because we are into penguins right now.

clynsg said...

Any of them are cute, but would probably start with the African animals.

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bluenude3 said...

My favorite is the dinosaur set. Thanks!

nancy said...

I like the african animal set

Alli said...

I would pick the Wooden Polar Animal Set from Cheekeyes. Thanks!

moushka said...

My daughters would enjoy playing with the Arctic Set.

Anonymous said...

I really like the dinasaur set.

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LIDARKSIDE said...

I would pick the farm animals.

valerie2350 said...

my guy would love the dinosaur set!

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Christina said...

I would choose the Wooden Polar Animal Set from Cheekeyes!

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Jesica said...

I would choose the farm animals - if I had to just pick one :)

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Jesica said...

I'm a subscriber

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sunnymum said...

I think I'd choose the forest animal set, but the farm animals are really cute too!

Ginny said...

Love the Chalet Dollhouse with Furniture

Laura said...

I like the Wooden Dinosaur Animal Set from Cheekeyes, thanks!
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hminnesota said...

doll dream house looks fabulous and wonderful pick for DD.
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Super Blogger Girl! said...

I love the polar animals!

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Sweetpeas said...

Those are cute! I'd choose the African animals set.

Anissa said...

My son would love the dinosaurs set! Such a neat toy idea:)

Jenn said...

ohhhh... we would LOVE the african animal set!!

Thanks for the great giveaway!!

vmkids said...

I would love the African Animal set

Natalie said...

love the dinosaur set!

Tonya said...

i really like the Polar Animal Set

caseydeuce said...

I love the farm animals!!

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Andrea said...

Yay!! These wooden toys are looking so cute!!

Smooshy said...

dinosaurs!

Kari said...

I love the Polar Animal set!!

Kari said...

Im a subscriber!

Kari said...

Im a subscriber!!

poodlemom said...

Forest animal set is cute!

justicecw said...

My son would love the dinosaurs! justicecw@hotmail.com

Andria said...

Tough choice. I would choose Polar animals! Thanks!

Kristie said...

I would choose the Forest Animals set.

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Nad said...

My kids would love the Wooden Polar Animal Set. Thanks for the chance!

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Allison said...

I'd love the wooden African animals set for our boys!

Centsible Mommy said...

all the animal sets are cute but I think my boys would like the polar (artic) set.

Thanks
Jamie

Jayme said...

i would choose the Wooden African Animal Set because my nephew is really into safari animals and his room is decorated in a safari theme. this would be a nice addition to his room. thanks.

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tatertot374 said...

I also like the Terra Kids: Camping Light from Haba. Thank you!
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Alice H said...

I love "flapsi" by haba in the baby toy section. Thanks for the chance! alicedemske at hotmail.com

K Amos said...

I like the polar artic setwiddlyri

oona said...

My little explorer would love to spend some time with the Polar Animals set!

Thanks!
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angela said...

I would choose the polar animal set.

Elsie said...

Lookout! African animals coming this way, I hope!
This set is just right for our safari stories...these pieces, designed in the Netherlands, a favorite place of mine, are just simple, stunning and would be great to try to draw for little hands.

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Roni said...

Definitely the dinosaur set!

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janetfaye said...

I like Wooden Forest Animal Set.

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Lolly said...

I think the polar bear set is just adorable! My girls would love it :).

Buki Family said...

i really really love the African animal set..reminds me of the good ol days!

bocktalk said...

African Animals for sure!

Anonymous said...

I'd choose the dinosaur animal set.
-Terra
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michelle said...

I think my son would enjoy the wooden dinosaur set from Cheekeyes.

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Roxy said...

I love the Tap-tap Mother Hen from Djeco.

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Skywaywaver said...

I would choose the polar animal set. Pretty cool that they don't have NY State Sales tax!
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Aura said...

I really like the polar animal set. They look like such well made toys, definately to become heirlooms.
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Parental Units said...

I'm happy to have found your site. I'll sign up for your RSS right now.
As for the animals, we love all the sets, mostly because of the trees and other background items included. That invites more imagination than just the animals themselves.
Best wishes.

littlelatina said...

the african animal set for my boys

Feed the moose said...

I love the polar animal set! Thanks!

Marie said...

My son would love the Ball Track Roll 'N Roll 'N Roll from Haba!

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ecky said...

i'd choose the wooden dinosaur set. so fun!
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PS said...

I think the Dinosaur set is great! Both my kids would love it!

Anonymous said...

The dinosaurs are darling! Cannon would love this win! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

vboackle said...

the african animal set is my fave.

sherri419 said...

I would choose the Wooden Dinosaur Animal set for my godson who is a dinosaur freak!!!!

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Sharon said...

The Polar Bear Set for sure...thanks!

Sharon said...

am subscribed. thanks again

Sharon said...

am following you. thanks again!

Sharon said...

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socmama said...

They're all adorable, but I like the African set best.

yellowlabs said...

I would choose the African Animal set. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Wooden African Animal Set my youngest loves animals!

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SeahorseLady said...

I would pick the farm animals.
These are great little toys.

SeahorseLady said...

I'm also a subscriber.

windycindy said...

Hi, This is such a wonderful giveaway prize drawing! The "African Animal
Set" would be enjoyed very much here.
Please enter my name in your drawing. Many thanks.....Cindi
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windycindy said...

I am a subscriber to your site.
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DOODLEGIRL said...

Artic animals

Steph said...

I would choose the Polar Animals Set.

Paula said...

I really like the Forest Animal Set.

jennem said...

Wooden Dinosaur Animal Set from Cheekeyes

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Sherry R said...

My favorite is the Wooden Castle from Holztiger!

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bison61 said...

I would love the African Animal set

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rosannepm said...

I would like the African animal sets

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rosannepm said...

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Veronica said...

I absolutely adore the Kaleidoscopic Blocks! Thanks for a great giveaway :)

Candie said...

I like the twist marble set

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hudson9610 said...

I would pick the African Animals Set

ambernoel said...

I would love the forest animals.

blueviolet said...

I would choose the wooden african animal set! I love that one.
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soonergal11 said...

I just love the Kaleidoscopic Blocks!!!

betty R. said...

kolby would love the forest animals set..they are soo cute...
merry christmas all.

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cdrury said...

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Kaleidoscopic Blocks from Haba look interesting

sachidewey said...

I love the Arctic set!

jassmg2024 said...

My daughter would like the farm animals

paula h said...

I would love Forest Animal Set for my son. He would love the bear.

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NesieBird said...

I like the wooden African animal set.

Rhonda said...

My sons would love the dinosaur set! Thank you for offering this giveaway!

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klp1965 said...

i like the Tap-tap Mother Hen

purango said...

I'd choose the African animals set. garrettsambo@aol.com

Helen said...

I love the Wooden Pyramid Tower from Bajo.

Xenia said...

I would choose the Wooden African Animal Set, my daughter would love these!

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Brenda S. said...

I'd choose the Wooden African Animal Set & Farm Set. Thanks!!!

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Leah said...

I love, love, love the the Wooden African Animal Set!!! Perfect for my ds!!!

Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

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donna444444 said...

I like the Wooden Pyramid Tower.
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Rockin' Mama said...

My son would love the Wooden Dinosaur Animal Set from Cheekeyes

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Carliss said...

The African animal set.

masonsgranny59 said...

I heart the polar animal set!:)

Peggy said...

My favorite is the polar animals set.Too cute

Bakersdozen said...

I'd choose the African animals with the cute elephant and giraffe. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tammy said...

I'd choose the African Animals set, Thanks for the chance.

Taylor said...

The African Animal Set and thank you kindly!
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lilyk said...

I love the Farm Animal set!

Gianna said...

I love the Ball Track Roll 'N Roll 'N Roll from Haba :)

Suzie G. said...

I would pick the African animal set. I love the way the colors are. These look like great playthings!

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meka foo said...

My son would LOVE the Wooden African Animal Set from Cheekeyes!