Wednesday, October 1, 2008

CSC Review and Giveaway: K'nex goes to Sesame Street

This contest is now CLOSED. Please see our Contests page for the latest giveaways on Chic Shopper Chick!

"Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Streeeeeettttttttt?" Oh I just used to LOVE to hear that song! I adored Sesame Street as a child, and I love that this educational program is one that is still around to educate MY daughter in the same way that I was. I loved Big Bird the most, but that was before the Elmo craze really hit. I've got to admit that even now, I love Elmo's voice. I know that it won't be long before Little AG discovers Sesame Street on TV, and it will be a show that I won't resist her watching because of it's fantastic educational component.

Oh, and I can't resist quickly sharing this photo of our local (but fantastic) meterologist who I just feels like resembles the Count. Every time he does the weather, I feel like he should say, "Tomorrow the temperature will be 79! 79! Aah! Aah!" (How great would that be?)


Ok, I'll be serious now. Well, I'll try, at least. Thanks to Team Mom, I recently got a blast from my Sesame Street past when my daughter received a Sesame Street Building Set to review! It is perfect for her because she falls at the lower end of the age range (2 to 5) and is just starting to show interest in putting things together and using more of her creative side. We were so excited to see that we had received the Elmo K'nex set -- and my daughter had a blast giggling with Elmo and this fun set. The best thing about it is that it includes three educational "Play & Learn" activity cards that are meant to be enjoyed by parent and child together. One side of the card features alternate building ideas; the other side includes fun facts and activity suggestions. Our set included 47 pieces, which would normally give me a headache, but thankfully K'nex included the storage container with the playset, which makes it easy to clean up the fun neatly when playtime is over.

The sets come in different options - there are the smaller sets for tiny builders that include 14-15 pieces each. They retail for $10.99. There is the Super Grover and Abby Cadabby set that include 30 parts and retail for $14.99. There are the 46 piece sets which include the Elmo's World Set and the Bert and Ernie Set that retail for $21.99. Lastly, there is the ultimate Sesame Street building experience -- the Cookie Monster and Hooper's Store Building Set which includes 80 pieces and retails for $31.99. All sets are being released for the first time this month -- just in time for Christmas!

I know your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews will love these great sets just as much as we do! That said, I'm excited to offer you a chance to win one of these sets for the Sesame Street lovers in your life! To enter, follow the easy-peasy rules below.

  • Visit the K'nex Website and let me know what you like best about these great new K'nex/Sesame Street sets.
  • Earn extra credit! You may do these for extra entries.
    • Blog about this giveaway and send me the link in a separate post.
    • Subscribe to my feed and let me know about it in a separate post.
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    • Favorite Chic Shopper Chick on Technorati (there is a "Fave this Blog" button in my right sidebar) and let me know about it in a in a separate post.
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That's it! Good luck! Oh, and the official rules and legal jargon are below.

US and entries only, cannot ship to PO Boxes. Winner will be chosen via random.org at the end of the contest. Winners are posted here and on Prizey Fetch, please leave a valid email address or blog address if you'd like to be contacted should you win. Winner has 72 hours to claim their prize. This contests ends at 11:59 pm CST on October 9th, 2008.

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jennifer said...

Wow this is an adorable toy! My son would freak! Thanks for the chance!
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silverhartgirl said...

I like that it come with "Play & Learn" activity cards to give you more ideas.

myntric said...

I like the fact that it is tailored toward the younger crowd.

Lweaver said...

I would love to win this for one of my little nephews. They love Elmo and building things. (montmor1@nemichigan.com)

3 Kids and Us said...

I love that they come with a storage container to put all the parts back in so none get lost.

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mrs.mommyy said...

I like that kids can do it themselves- not have mom or dad do it...its like doing a science project where they do it themselves and not the parent- alot of accomplishment

TINKMH said...

I love the fact they have come out with a "younger generation" knex, and so bright and colorful! Love the Elmo one!

Jenn S. said...

I like that it is for younger children.

Sarah said...

I love that it comes in so many different characters. It seems like you can't get Grover or Oscar otherwise. And the younger age range is really nice.

Sarah said...

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Pamela Vest said...

This would be so nice for my grandson. My son as a toddler absolutely adored Ernie. He couldn't go anywhere without him. I put ernie in the washer and he went into fits "you gonna drown Ernie. Don't kill my friend mommy". He was so cute.

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reb said...

I like that it is for the little ones.

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babysmama said...

The pieces all fit into the canister it came in! No excuse for lost pieces, kiddos! My lil guy could love this for xmas. Thanks. babysmamatimes3[at]yahoo[dot]com

Rebecca said...

I love the Play and Learn cards, it will give us more ideas to do!

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samsakara said...

I love that they come with cards for alternative building ideas. i also love the storage container they come in.

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agordon10 said...

I like the charcters they used.

Dumaurier said...

The Play & Learn activity cards sound like so much fun for both my son and I!

sue s said...

Love the storage container.

5webs said...

The fact that they are modeled after the most-beloved characters from my childhood. Has anyone, anywhere EVER been offended by anything on Sesame Street? I doubt it. There is nothing more wholesome for your kids--just good messages through and through.
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Maja said...

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I like the storage container.

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ezmerelda said...

I love anything Elmo related.

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utgal2004 said...

I love these because they're so unique-- like nothing else i've ever seen. such a cool idea to incorporate building/design with characters every kid knows. utgal2004 at yahoo dot com

Hil'Lesha said...

I love the activity cards.

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Fishin' Mama said...

My granchildren (ages 2 and 4) would love these....and they would be fun to keep at Ammy's house (that's me).
I love that they have their own storage container.
Thanks for the giveaway!!

Erica C. said...

these are too cute!

kamewh said...

I love the bright colors, the characters and the fact that they have a container to put them back in!

taysmommy said...

love how its for the younger kiddos and how they have abby cadabbey!

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Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I love that they've finally come out with K'NEX sets that are safe for 2-year-olds! My toddler has wanted to play with her older sister's K'NEX sets for over a year now. :)

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

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patty said...

I love the colors and all the sesame characters

Cherie J said...

I love the fact that it encourages cognitive development. It sounds perfect for my 2 year old daughter.

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Millie said...

I have a special needs child and this would be great for his motor skills! Thank you so much for the chance to win such a great prize!

Millie said...

I am a subscriber :)

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sheriamore said...

Wow this toy is so cool, it would super fun playing with my little one with it

denyse said...

I love that they come in storage containers.

Paula said...

I like that it is for younger children. My kids would love this!

sweetsue said...

I love that all of my favorite Sesame Street characters are represented. Also they are affordable!

fidofido said...

The fact that they are for younger children. My little girl is so busy and these are much more fun for her than traditional toys.

rosannepm said...

Gets my kids to sit still

Whimsical Creations said...

I love the fact the sesame sets are for ages 2+, my daughter is almost 2 and these are perfect for cristmas.

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Christy said...

These are so cute. I love that they are for younger children and that they have character themes. Thanks for the chance to win. ecghick@yahoo.com

Sheri said...

I love that they're for younger kids and they are so cute!

kdkdkd said...

what a great concept, my son loves to build things and loves sesame street so it is the perfect sombo.

Jill said...

I like the storage tub and the 'additional building ideas included' for those non-creative days! Thanks!

Jill said...

I'm a subscriber

sachidewey said...

I love that it's suited to younger kids - my little guy is always begging for the building sets, but they're always too old for him.

AJ said...

I love that they have done something for the younger kids... and I love the characters!

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LIDARKSIDE said...

I like that they make sets for toddlers now.

Sandy said...

Oh how cute! I think they are so cute! My daughter loves to build things, and these are the perfect size!

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vboackle said...

they are cute and help with eye hand coordination.

Sandy said...

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llinda29 said...

favorite on technorati

littlelatina said...

My son loves Elmo and would love to have this toy. I love these products they are creative and fun!

judybrittle said...

I love that its a perfect gift for the grandbabies to enjoy. They love Sesame Street and now they can have fun building.

judybrittle said...

I'm subscribed

I'm the Mom said...

Love the storage tub and that it is geared for the younger kids. My son and nephew would have a blast with this toy!

I'm the Mom said...

posted on my blog about your giveaway!

caseydeuce said...

My favorite thing about these- handy storage tub for easy clean up. Umm who seriously doesnt love easy clean up!?!?!

Miranda said...

I love that they're bright and colorful but my favorite thing about the new K'Nex toys is that they're safe for my 2 year old to play with.

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idahomom said...

We love Knex. My son would like elmo.

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janetfaye said...

I like: Handy storage tub for easy clean-up & portability.

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janetfaye said...

I blogged this giveaway here:

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janetfaye said...

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janetfaye said...

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Becca Ann said...

I love that they are geared toward younger children.
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mverno said...

all the characters

kygirl said...

We like Oscar

Stacey Moore said...

i love that they are safe for the younger kids as well!
Thanks!
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Stacey Moore said...

we are subscribers!
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karebear said...

I love that it comes with a storage container.

cpullum said...

I like the fact it brings back Sesame Street building experience!!

Michele said...

I love these!! I think it's great that they're designed for younger kids, as well, and the character assortment is awesome, too!!

Thanks so much!
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Michele said...

I'm a subscriber!

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Michele said...

I favorited you on Technorati! My username is Luvkitty.

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RE said...

Great toy! What an easy toy to clean up and store, as well. Thanks!

RE said...

I like their safety and the ease of clean up. Thanks!

RE said...

I'm a subscriber, thanks!

Elena said...

I love the activity cards. Very cute. Thanks for the chance to win!

shelley said...

I like they have a container to put then in so my grandaughter can put them all back in.

JACLYN said...

My son loves Elmo! I'm excited about these toys since they are for the age group that will move on next to legos, but these are safer to play with of course. :)

Bobby said...

I have a teenage grandson who has now passed down his knex to his little brother and sister 4 and 5. I like how they help expand a child's creativity and for very young children help build motor skills.

Bobby said...

Also a subscriber

jjampm said...

What I like best is that they come in their own storage container and kids can put them together 'right' or however they want. We're serious K'nex fans here. Love the new Sesame kits especially Super Grover! (Your weather guy really does look like the count, lol!)

DOODLEGIRL said...

Abby Cadabby Knex set

kal said...

I like the new K'Nex sets for younger kids with characters they recognize. My older son plays with the other K'Nex - now my daughter can play with these. Thanks!

Tamara said...

When playtime is over, store the parts in the handy, portable storage container. My granson is a Elmo fanatic and he would go ga ga over this item.

DEY said...

I'm starting a new job in an elementary school and sometimes its difficult to get kids talking. If I have a cool toy, it breaks the ice. These would be great to start kids talking. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Brooke Lorren said...

They're Sesame Street! My ds would love it!

nutterboogle said...

They are bright and colorful and look like a lot of fun.

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Mya said...

I love there's a storage case!

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Linda said...

I love the storage case to keep everything together. Also these sets are designed for tinier hands & fingers.

kristilb19 said...

I love that you can place them back in the can to store them without it getting lost! MY son would love it

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Ardy22 said...

The activity cards would be educational for the little ones.

src1964 said...

I like the stickers and educational "Play & Learn" activities included. I believe if children are playing with a character they already love they don't even realize the new skills they are learning.

src1964 said...

Subscribe too.

Amy said...

In general, I like KNex sets because they target four areas of development; Physical, Social-emotional, Language and cognitive development.

I like the Elmo set because it has additional storage for easy cleanup - always good for moms of toddlers!

SeahorseLady said...

You're too funny! I've thought the same thing about Carl looking like the Count. I also live in Mandeville (Hi neighbor!).
These sets are so much fun for children of all ages. I've had my eye on the great Abby Cadabby Building Set for my niece.
These would make perfect Christmas presents.
Thank you for the great giveaway.

Karen said...

So cute - and so much fun for kids :)

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AmentsChick said...

I love that K'nex has a Sesame Street line. It's perfect for my 2 year old who is obsessed with Elmo!

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Jeff, Lauren, Graham & Miles said...

I love that G is on the lower end of the age spectrum which means this toy would get LOTS of love and use!!! :)

Smooshy said...

They're perfect for my 2 year old nephew!

Heather said...

They are adorable! It's so much fun to see a KNEX line for toddlers!

TheAngelForever said...

I love that the sets have recognizable characters. It is wonderful to have more toys that will encourage fine motor skill development. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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Ammica said...

Pick me, pick me!

Jess said...

Pick me, pick me!

Cjnedrow said...

I like that the colorful chunky parts make it easy for small hands to snap, stack and plug together!
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justicecw said...

I just love that they are loveable characters that my son would love! thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

mogrill said...

I love that the container comes with it!

RodsAngel said...

My daughter recieves occupational therapy and this would be wonderful for her fine motor skills.

Lori said...

I love how colorful they all are!

Kristie said...

I love that they are for little ones-my little ones would love any of them! :)

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MMrussianadoption said...

My daughter is just getting into playing with K'nex at home. The added bonus of having sesame street characters will put her over the edge. thanks.
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jnmacdonald said...

I like how they help with development in multiple areas such as eye hand coordination and problem solving/cognitive skills.

Molly C. said...

I love how easy they look to put together!

AmberRose95 said...

I love the fact that these blocks have characters that kids love and that they come with their own storage container. Thank you for the contest!

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jennem said...

I like that the pieces are a good size for younger kids, and that there aren't too many of them--easy cleanup!
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blueviolet said...

I like the bigger chunkier size for the younger set so that both ages can play with their own Knex sets!
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I'm subscribed too.
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Ashley said...

I like how they help the younger set further hone their fine motor skills and how they come in a container in which all of the pieces will fit. Great toy!

Christine said...

I love the cute characters and the storage container everything comes in.

jsc123 said...

I love the fact that they are made bigger for little hands. Also the fact that everything can be neatly kept together.
Thank you so much for always offering such wonderful contest.
I would LOVE to win

Erin said...

I love the fact that they come with such a cute storage canister to keep all the pieces in!

Candis said...

They are so cute and easy - any young child would love them. We love Super Grover the best.

Kelly K. said...

I love that little hands can build these unlike some knex that are for the bigger brother.

Kelly K. said...

I love that little hands can build these unlike some knex that are for the bigger brother.

MageMorgana said...

I like that there is a nice selection to choose from ;)

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tlcfromtn said...

I like that they are characters that kids "know". That would encourage them to play with these. Also they have a small amount of parts so they are not too overwhelming for the younger kids. It's a great way to introduce them to building activities. Thanks!

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yellowlabs said...

I love the storage container!

dpschad said...

Glad to see K-NEX is making items for toddlers. These are great toys!

Jodi said...

I am thrilled that this company is making toys for the younger ones to love and enjoy.

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pitaharmon said...

My 3 yr. old tries to do legos, but they are too small and hard for her to snap together. These are the perfect size, easier to do, and she will still feel like she is doing what her brothers can do. I want to collect them all!

CanAmBlond said...

The thing I like the most about these Sesame K'nex sets has to be the bright primary colors, and also the very familiar characters. My kids love their Sesame Street! Thanks!

stokesmichellebrandy said...

I like that its of course Sesame Street and that it works the fine motor skills, which would be great for my one and two year old.

Rachel said...

all are cute, especially ernie and bert

chromiumman said...

love that there is an ernie set - youngest loves ernie

Reeva said...

these are great. i havent seen them in the stores.

i love bert and ernie :)

annemarie562000 said...

I love the variety of characters.

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Sahm Lee said...

I love the fact that they are made for the younger building fanatics and the bright colors and characters are great! Thank for the contest!

Leah said...

Thats Hilarious that the weatherman looks just like the count! I wonder if anyone has ever told him that before!?! LOL...
As for the giveaway, what I like best is how age appropriate they are for my little 3 year old! The original k'nex sets are of course over his head...so this these new sets (especially in the sesame street theme)are PERFECT for him!!!
Thanks!
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kagey10 said...

my two little nephews will love working together to put this together, motor skills and coordination! And the characters. Plus the colors are great.

thanks for the chance!

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masonsgranny59 said...

This would be so nice for my grandson.

bboyle said...

I think my son would respond to the bright colors and I like it that the pieces are big enough for him to work
with.

Brianne said...

My kids love Sesame Street. This is a great way to get them to work on hand eye coordination and motor skills while playing. I love the bright colors.

Brianne said...

Subscriber too.

arvard said...

My grandkids love anything that is Sesame Street.

KLM39 said...

I love that they are making sets geared toward younger children now. Sesame Street is perfect!

sharon said...

wow, looks great!
Like that it comes with a container and that it seems geared toward my daughter's age...

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kaylee8 said...

As a teacher, I really appreciate how each set comes with educational activities as well as how easy they are to use!

Julianne said...

Wow! At first I thought it was Legos, as it does not look like all the K'nex sets we have in our home. But sure enough, it is K'nex.

I have a couple of little ones who would love this. I like that on one side of the card it features alternate building ideas.

Abby said...

I really like that the pieces are all bigger and the right size for toddler hands.

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redjennschroed said...

I like the fact that number one, they are Sesame Street based toys, and two, they are made for a younger child. My oldest son loves to play Legos, but the pieces he uses are too small for my youngest son. Thank you so much for the great giveaway!

Steph said...

I like the fact they are made for the younger kids. Its tough for me to find really fun buliding type sets for my two little ones.

Valeen said...

I love that they have their own storage container! I love that they are k'nex for younger kids, and I especially love that they are Sesame Street characters! Who doesn't love Sesame Street

Valeen said...

I love that they have their own storage container! I love that they are k'nex for younger kids, and I especially love that they are Sesame Street characters! Who doesn't love Sesame Street

Teresa690 said...

I love that they supply physical,social-emotional, language, and cognitive developmental benefits! Thanks!

Jocelyn said...

My son love to watch Sesame Street - he would love this!

valerie2350 said...

giant spiral coaster would be great for my older boys!

Jack said...

I like that its for young kids.
great toy

Tammy said...

I like the activity cards that come with it - how much fun this would be!

klp1965 said...

so many different characters how cool :)

purango said...

I like the Play & Learn Activity Cards that come with the set that offer suggestions for activities. garrettsambo@aol.com

furygirl3132 said...

What a great giveaway! I really love the Bert and Ernie Knex set. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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furygirl3132 said...

I have also subscribed to your newsletter. Thanks again!

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amyd29 said...

the best part is that it has a storage container !!
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Candie said...

I like that they are combining a well known character with the blocks. It will increase interest in the products

Bakersdozen said...

I like how they help the child's hand eye development and they have characters that kids enjoy. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gianna said...

I love that you can put them together and take them apart. My kids love stuff like that :)

Jinxy and Me said...

I love the Sesame Street characters, so they are great for the Knex sets!

kagey10 said...

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Helen said...

I adore Super Grover!

ReinyDey said...

I like that there is an educational activity sheet and additional building ideas included.

ReinyDey said...

also a subscriber

Marilyn said...

Handy storage canister for easy clean-up. I think this would make clean up more fun and part of the play.

donna444444 said...

I like Super grover.
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Marilyn said...

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