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SEAL OF APPROVAL WINNER

Spring 2019

Village Pizzeria

Calico Critters fans will adore this precious Village Pizzeria! The quality of this set is superb and, as we have come to learn over the years with all the Calico Critter items that have come through our doors, the attention to detail, the creativity, and the originality are unmatched. This pizzeria set comes with fun accessories and adorable miniature pizzeria items that your child will love (pizzas, table, stools, a front patio). Playing with this set along with your child’s favorite Calico Critter animals promotes imaginative play. Realism helps reinforce the experience. Parents also appreciated that this isn’t your typical “house” or “school” playset it puts a fresh new spin on your child’s imaginary play and expands your Calico Critters village. The suggested age of 3 and up is appropriate because there are small accessories that would definitely be choking hazards for younger children. Finally, it is important to note that no actual critters are included in the Pizzeria package. This can be confusing because they are shown on the cover of the box.

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Recommended Age: 3 and Up
Price: $ 39.95

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A Seal of Approval review involves a multi-step process conducted over an eight-week period.

Parents and children, experience and review submitted products and services either already released or coming to market.

Participants fill out questionnaires for each product or service they test. They score based on 13 levels of criteria including quality, appeal, design, price, packaging, directions, desirability, stimulation, replay factor and more. Results are based on both statistical averaging and comments received by testers.

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