Saturday, January 2, 2010

YooHoo and Friends


See those big sappy eyes.

If you were here, you could give them a little squeeze and hear their fun playful noises. You could hold them and see how soft they are.

My kids have taken to these cuddly little characters.

What are they? They are YooHoo & Friends from Aurora World.

Aurora’s YooHoo & Friends are the company’s number one selling plush animal. With big eyes and long fluffy tails, the lovable plush YooHoo & Friends are based upon real animals from around the world, some of which are endangered. Current selection include the Sugar Glider, Panda, Penguin and Lesser Panda and many more. In fact, there are more than 50 styles in the line with more to come, as Aurora plans to introduce many new YooHoo & Friends throughout this year. The Beaver, Yellow Tiger, Jaban Rhinoceros and Japanese Macque (both in five and eight inches) will kick off the 2010 introductions.

Want to learn more about the animals on which the characters are based and play with them in an interactive virtual world? You and your children can play with the characters and learn about the animals at YooHoo World. I find it refreshing that the YooHoo & Friends website, geared to children ages 5-12, is FREE! No purchase or activation codes are required to play in the YooHoo World. You do need to create a log on for your child. Your child chooses a pet that they want to raise. They have the opportunity to use their "green" (money) to buy accessories for their room. There are games to play (you can earn more green by doing well on the games). You can interact with your pet by feeding it, praising it and playing with it from the My Page link. You can even make the days progress (and your pet grow) by feeding it, praising it, playing with it and cleaning the room the right number of times.

In addition, for each YooHoo friend, you can find out about the real life animal on which it is based and learn more about that animal, through an interactive map on the YooHoo & Friends page. You can also watch short YooHoo animations.

There are also free wallpapers for your computer that you can download. You can also join the community on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and more.

Would you like to get a YooHoo & Friend plush for a child in your life? You can purchase them online at Aurora World, Inc and in retail stores. The 5" plush are just $7 a piece, even for the animals that include sound. Of course, you could also try to win one, as they have offered to allow one A Busy Mom of Two reader to win their own YooHoo & Friend Plush toy assortment.

Giveaway

Primary Entry:
Head over and check out all of the YooHoo & Friends characters. Leave a comment answering the following question: Which friend is your favorite. If you win, who would you share the YooHoo & Friends with?

Additional Entries:
  • Share this giveaway with friends - on your blog, on Facebook or by e-mail. Leave me a comment letting me know how you shared.

  • Follow @ABusyMomofTwo on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. You may complete this entry once per day.

  • Follow A Busy Mom of Two. Subscribe to updates in your feed reader or in e-mail. Leave me a comment letting me know that you signed up, or that you already subscribe.

  • Leave a comment with a link to your blog where you have either my button or have a link to A Busy Mom of Two in your blog roll.

  • Follow YooHoo & Friends on Twitter. Leave a comment letting me know that you follow and your Twitter ID


Giveaway will remain open until January 12th at 6 pm. One winner will be selected using a random number generator. The winner will be contacted by e-mail (be sure to leave one!) and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

I received no compensation for this post. I received 2 5" YooHoo Friends and 1 Keychain to review and share with my family.

50 comments:

Sarah J said...

I like the penguin!

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elizabeth said...

I think my 5 year old would like the panda with sound.

debbielynne said...

I like Fennec and I hate to admit it, but I will NOT be sharing - too cute!

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debbielynne said...

You are on my blogroll - right at the top!

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Susan M. Heim said...

I love the Red Fox. I would share it with my six-year-old twins!

Susan M. Heim said...

I follow Yoo Hoo Friends on Twitter! @ParentingAuthor

Susan M. Heim said...

I have your button on my blog, Susan Heim on Parenting, at http://susanheim.blogspot.com

Susan M. Heim said...

I'm an email subscriber! smhparent [at] hotmail [dot] com

Susan M. Heim said...

I follow on Google Friend Connect.

Susan M. Heim said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted this giveaway: http://twitter.com/ParentingAuthor/status/7319345129

Susan M. Heim said...

I shared on my Facebook page!
www.facebook.com/ParentingAuthor

Janelle said...

The panda and the sugar glider - and instead of sharing, I would give one each to my girls, as the panda is the favorite animal of one, and the sugar glider is the favorite of the other. :)

Janelle said...

Follow on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/JanelleKC/status/7345043800

Janelle said...

I subscribe to email updates

Janelle said...

I follow YouHooFriends on twitter: JanelleKC

Janelle said...

Your button is on my blog!

Jennifer H said...

Aww precious. I like the Yoohoo Lavendar and the penguin. :) I would give it to my son. Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

Annemarie said...

The Red Fox is cute! I would give it to my boyfriend's daughter - she loves all animals!

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Annemarie said...

I subscribe via email.

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Coupon Teacher said...

I like the capuchin. I would probably give it to my nephew.

noreen said...

10" YOO HOO - LAVENDER
with my daughter

Minnie Mama said...

I like the panda bear the best and I would give this to my little girl. Please enter me, thank you :)

Minnie Mama said...

I subscribe to your blog :)

Luv2CUSmile said...

Oh Cool! I would say Capuchin is my favorite! I would share the YooHoo friends with my daughter and 2 youngest boys!
LuvMoeDog2@ aol dot com

Nichole said...

My 5 year old would love the Panda. Thank you for the chance to win.

Luv2CUSmile said...

I follow you on Twitter as Luv2CUSmyle
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Luv2CUSmile said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/Luv2CUSmyle/statuses/7470860046
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Luv2CUSmile said...

I follow @YooHooFriends on twitter as Luv2CUSmyle
LuvMoeDog2@ aol dot com

Luv2CUSmile said...

I subscribe to your feed through google reader
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Anita Yancey said...

My favorite is the Penguin With Sound. I would give this to my daughter, she would just love it. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

ossmcalc said...

The Sugar Glider with sound is my favorite and I would love to share it with my three year old grandson.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I shared about this giveaway with friends on Facebook under the name of Christine Womack.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I shared this giveaway with friends and family through an email with a cc to you.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/7509724586

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I subscribe via email.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I follow YooHoo & Friends on Twitter under the name of ossmcalc.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Luv2CUSmile said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/Luv2CUSmyle/statuses/7536873076
LuvMoeDog2@ aol dot com

ossmcalc said...

01/09

I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/7574133376

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Luv2CUSmile said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/Luv2CUSmyle/statuses/7603973427
LuvMoeDog2@ aol dot com

Wendi P said...

I really like the Capuchin and the Fennec. My daughters would love these!

Sarah said...

My favorite is the capuchin. They are all so cute though! I'd love to share them with my soon to be 4 year old son.

Sarah said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/iloveagiveaway/status/7609338129

Sarah said...

Just subscribed for e-mail updates.

Sarah said...

I follow YooHoo and Friends on Twitter. (@iloveagiveaway)

Anonymous said...

i like the lemur and i would share it with my grandson.
polly
cherubpk@aol.com

Mommy's Home!! said...

I like Sugar Glider with Sound, and my daughter would love it too, so I would share it with her!

Mommy's Home!! said...

I follow you on Twitter, and Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/Mommyishome/statuses/7615478292

Mommy's Home!! said...

I follow YooHoo and Friends on Twitter. @mommyishome

ossmcalc said...

01/10

I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/7619785188

thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

noreen said...

Sugar Glider with Sound
Item: 30665
my daughter would claim it as hers