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The Not SO Scary Board Book, Hoppy & Poppie PinkCheeks Plush, and Emotion Wristbands Combo


Children’s Education Books and Toys

You can bring a child’s emotional education to life with Bug Island characters they’ll grow to love.


Not SO Scary

Not SO Scary is a fun, engaging and beautifully illustrated story that children love. Aunt Andie Ant, Walt Worm King, Betty Bee Queen, Chief Franco Firefly and Maestro Humphrey Hummingbird feel nervous, worried, curious, excited and afraid as mysterious eggs float down the river that runs through their Bug Island home. They confide in Dr. Spinner Spider and she offers a different perspective. Her wise words, “What feels SCARY now can be a FUN and not so scary surprise!” prove to be true and the story ends with everyone feeling happy. The Not SO Scary story builds emotion vocabulary, an early childhood foundation for emotional intelligence learning. Self-awareness, such as identifying and naming fear and excitement, precedes learning how to manage those emotions. The story also teaches opposites and children gain fine motor skills with the irresistible “Slide Surprise” feature. Not SO Scary is a bed-time favorite and a great add to any child’s library. It’s a book they keep coming back to over & over again and it’s the first book of the Hoppy & Poppie PinkCheeks series for ages 0+.

Children learn a range of emotions that they can experience when encountering the unknown.

  • Nervous
  • Worried
  • Curious
  • Excited
  • Afraid
  • Happy

Slide-function emotional intelligence learning tool

Add value to your story-time together, with a book that instills foundational skill sets of emotional intelligence (EQ.)

  • 9 high-quality slide function pages.
  • Beautiful full color artwork.
  • Full of fun and adorable Bug Island characters.
  • Perfect (5″x5″) size for little hands.
  • Learn opposites.

Ultra-soft Hoppy & Poppie PinkCheeks Plush

The Hoppy & Poppie PinkCheeks character plush are baby’s best story time friends because they teach emotional intelligence (EQ) skills; that help any child to thrive. During their make-believe play time, children place the emotion wristband(s) for what Hoppy and Poppie are feeling inside. Hoppy and Poppie love making it fun for children to learn these valuable foundational skills for emotional intelligence; that is, naming emotions, recognizing emotions and awareness when their emotions change! And kids develop fine motor skills as they use the zippered pocket and play with Hoppy and Poppie’s shapeable antennae. Useful role play includes shaping the antennae to represent feelings: Sad? Antennae point downward, Happy? Antennae point upward, Excited? Antennae twist & curl!

High Quality Embroidery

The happy face of the Hoppy PinkCheeks plush is embroidered to the highest level of quality. Its lively baby-safe eyes are ready to meet baby’s at every story-time and emotional intelligence learning opportunity. This grasshopper has the sweetest bug face around.

Soft Bendable Antenna

The soft and bendable plush antenna provide an excellent tactical exercise, developing baby’s fine motor skills. They are durable enough to be stretched, swirled, bent into any shape, allowing these plush to mime a full range of emotions, adding to Hoppy’s effectiveness as an emotional intelligence learning tool.

Oversized Hang-Hook

The hang hook lets you and baby take the Hoppy PinkCheeks plush anywhere you adventure. Designed with developing fine-motor skills in mind, this oversized and durable hang-hook works great on carriers, mobiles, diaper bags, and backpacks..

Lanyard-pull Zipper Pocket

This lanyard pull is perfect for baby’s fingers to grasp and ‘zip-zip-zip’ the pocketed backs of their Hoppy PinkCheeks plush. Use the pockets to take the Emotion Wristbands in and out, for an emotional intelligence skill developing activity. Or, use it as a place to keep treasures that you find while on your adventures.

6 Colorful Emotion Wristbands

  • Six 1/2 inch Emotion Wristbands
  • Develop Emotional Awareness
  • Learn Emotional Vocabulary
  • Learn Colors

These are designed to be your baby’s first emotional intelligence learning tool. Children choose from the sleeve of 6 youth sized silicone wristbands with the emotions, HAPPY, SAD, SCARED, EXCITED, ANGRY and CALM on them. During their make-believe play time, children place the emotion wristband(s) for what Poppie is feeling inside her, reinforcing the EQ skill of empathy. And, children delight in wearing the wristband(s) that name the emotion(s) that they are feeling, developing the EQ skill of self-awareness. This tactile exercise teaches colors and emotion vocabulary while starting you and your baby on the first steps of emotional intelligence learning.

2 reviews for The Not SO Scary Board Book, Hoppy & Poppie PinkCheeks Plush, and Emotion Wristbands Combo

  1. Hayley Bordes

    “During their make-believe play time, children place the emotion wristband or wristbands for what Hoppy & Poppie are feeling inside. Hoppy & Poppie love making it fun for children to learn about naming emotions, recognizing emotions, and awareness when their emotions change.”

  2. Kacie Ellis

    “My girls have been having so much fun playing with the plush toys and taking turns pretending to be each one. These books are a great place to start fostering communication in your family!”

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