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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 24 October 2011
I have been desperately looking for a toy for my daughter that sings twinkle twinkle little star all the way through and finally stumbled across this lovely soft bear which I have bought her for Christmas. He has a very nice reading voice and is easy to activate (by pressing his paw). There are 12 stories to choose from and 2 options of nursery rhymes each of which downloads a few for him to sing. He seems like he will be fairly durable but, for now, as he has a moving head and mouth he will not be a toy that she carries round but a "quiet time" toy that she can turn on but is then put out of reach for her to watch until she is old enough to know how to be careful with him, just in case. He is very easy to update, once you have downloaded the software (follow the very simple instructions), you just connect the cable between him and your computer, select the item you wish to upload, click upload and it will tell you when it's done.
My only complaints are
* the USB port in the back of the bear was a little difficult to plug into as it is not in a solid area, just a port in his furry back but once I realised I just had to be firm it was fine
* there is no volume control and he is quite loud
* it is not possible to pause the stories, if you stop them they start back at the beginning if you press his paw again
* there is no way to listen to just a specific nursery rhyme. If you choose to upload those and want to play one in particular you cannot - you have to just press play and they will all play consecutively
Having shown my daughter this bear in the shop and played with it myself this evening I am confident it will be a hit with her...and if not I think he'll be telling me stories in my room until she gets a bit older and realises how lovely he is!