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Halo Toys Review

“A Little Dirt Never Hurt”……..Nothing brings a smile to my children’s faces like playing in a big dirt or mud pile. Halo Toys has a delightful line of dolls and books that are made in America and really sparked my children’s imagination.

Dirty Dingy Daryl and his group of loveable friends live in Hendyville and go on adventures seeking fun and mud castles. My children were captivated by the book “Clean up your Act! Dirty Dingy Daryl.” The loveable little boy becomes full of emotion at the arrival of his baby sister, Bridget and the request that he “doesn’t even think about getting dirty.” The colorful illustrations and charming cast of young characters really bring the story to life. To keep the adventure going after the story has ended, Dirty Dingy Daryl is a doll that will appeal to both boys and girls and even my husband wouldn’t mind my two boys playing with Dirty Dingy Daryl and his pull off mud patches. My youngest son, age 3 has always loved playing with his sister’s dolls and my husband just cringes and tells him that “dolls are for girls”.Dirty Dingy Daryl is a great idea for a doll for boys and girls and even gets the “dad seal of approval” from my husband.

My daughter loved to play with Baby Bridget and I was very impressed with the craftsmanship of the doll. Baby Bridget and all the dolls in the HaloToys collection are hand-made to order and signed by HeBo. Baby Bridget is a plush 18” soft sculpted doll with an embroidered face that will just make your children want to hug and kiss her. She even comes with her own baby blanket too. I love the details that make this doll so special including the laces on her baby booties and pretty outfit. Isn’t she cute?

What immediately came to mind as we first read the book “Clean Up Your Act! Dirty Dingy Daryl” is that the doll and book set would make a fantastic gift idea for any little boy or girl who will soon be having a new brother or sister join the family. What a special surprise this would be for the child to have their very own doll to love and a book to read that relates to the emotions of having attention go to a new addition in the family.

There are several books in the Dirty Dingy Daryl series and any of these would make great stocking stuffers.

Halo Toys is a family owned and operated business from Cincinnati, Ohio and are proud that their toys, dolls and books are made in America. I love to support U.S. made toy companies because these small businesses always put their heart and soul into creating high quality toys that stimulate my children’s imagination and keep jobs for our hard working folks in North America. David and Patricia Hendy Bowling use only the finest materials to make Halo Toys and books.

You and your kids can even have fun at the Muddy Buddy Pals website.

Do you have a “mud lover”  in your life? If so, then I highly recommend Halo Toys books and dolls as a wonderful gift idea. For a limited time, all dolls will include a free book from the Dirty Dingy Daryl series and a free DDD Patch too.

Purchase or learn more about the entire line of Halo Toys.

I also wanted to tell you about a project that Halo Toys has on Kickstarter and will go a long way to help support a U.S. Toy Maker.

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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