I don't know about you, but I sometimes need a little time to wake up fully at the start of my day. I can't imagine looking at one of these tea kettles first thing in the morning and being grumpy -- can you?
Not that I'm grumpy when I wake up. I'm just a little . . . how shall we say it . . . fuzzy, maybe? Filling up a kettle with a giraffe handle or maybe holding onto an elephant's trunk as I pour the water in from the faucet could only make me smile a little, if not break out fully into the giggles.
Now that you're convinced that I am a silly woman -- which, after all, I haven't denied -- I can also say that I enjoy welcoming young people into my kitchen. I know many children who would be charmed to see an animal kettle whistling away on the stove. In fact, I may have to get one of these kettles for myself, as my grandchildren will be visiting me this summer, and my old metal kettle has become a bit battered and dingy.
I haven't yet decided which of these kettles to choose. Read along with me as I consider the options. Maybe one of them will find a home in your kitchen, too.