Saturday, July 10, 2010

Little People Lil' Pirate Ship by Fisher Price

This is a friendly pirate ship with lots of things for little hands to do on deck! You can shoot the cannon, rock the hammock, lift up the sails, turn the steering wheel, climb into the crow's nest,push the plunger to make the bird squawk, open up the end of the boat so the pirates have a place to sleep, and even make someone walk the plank! Strengths: The toy is well constructed and can withstand lots of enthusiastic pretend play. The figures are a nice size for little hands and it's easy to expand the size of your crew with additional figure sets. Weaknesses: There is only room for one pirate to go to sleep in the bed on the ship and sometimes the hammock can fall off if it is rocked vigorously. But overall, this is a great, sturdy toy that provides lots of chances for pretend and social play activities. Price: $50-$60. Where to Buy: I found my ship about a year ago at a store called Big Lots (and paid about $25 for it), but recently I've only seen it through online retailers like Amazon, eBay, and Overstock.

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