Handmade brushed-wool deer Ruthie has fairy-tale looks, from her pinafore to her polka-dot accents and pointed ears; $98 from the Walnut Animal Society.
The western-inspired wigwam features an appliqued and embroidered landscape of mountains and cacti; $399-$518 from Win Green.
Lion Nanoblock puzzle snaps together with micro building blocks to fashion the king of the jungle and other animals; $10.99 at calendars.com.
Hit the Road
This ride-on toy rolls along without batteries, gears or pedals–it’s powered by inertia, centrifrugal force and the turning of the steering wheel; $69.99 at Tons of Toys in Wyckoff.
One of the New Jersey-based Ugly Dolls’ most popular characters dons a cape for his superhero role; $20 at ToysRUs or uglydolls.com.
Big Easy Read
New Jersey author Ed Shankman and illustrator Dave O’Neill’s The Bourbon Street Band is Back earned a Guiness World Record the the largest reading lession when 451 kids listened in at a reading; $11.79 at amazon.com.
Ride in style with this Old School pink pedal car from Bean Patch & Co; $200 at HandCrafters in Livingston. Monogramming available.