The Calico Critters Company makes delightful sets of animal families and play set-ups for children. You can choose from a variety of animal families, including mice, cats, bunnies, hedgehogs, pandas, yellow labs, elephants, and squirrels.
Besides the starter cottage illustrated below, you can find a variety of play sets, such as shops, schools, day cares, and park scenes. Furniture and accessories, too, are available to add to your animal homes. There are furniture sets for bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and bathrooms.
Calico Critters even have cars and a train for transporting your little creatures around their animal village.
These Calico Critter animal creatures have quite the imaginative world built up and ready to go. Of course, if you prefer, you can just get the family of critters and build your own imaginary world with recycled boxes and paper towel tubes. It's all up to you.
Comments: What Do You Think of Calico Critters? Can You Think of Someone Who Would Enjoy Playing with a Calico Critter Family?
I know these Calico Critters, or Sylvanian Families, would be really fun to play with. Each animal family seems to have its own personality. I have a hard time deciding which family I like best. I'd better get more than one!
We love these little guys! They are called Sylvanian Families here in the UK. Just so adorable and a nice size for little hands to play with.