Zylie the bear

Old bears, new tricks?  Zylie and Shen


Zylie the Bear is a curious, young, plush bear on a worldwide adventure.  Children follow her travels and learn about new cultures along the way.  Zylie is the fashionista of stuffed animals.


Shen, the Chinese Panda, joins Zylie on her adventures dressed in a cool leather jacket, khakis and armed with a passport and backpack.  Your child will be able to change outfits for both bears while enjoying the accompanying international adventure books.

I wish that Zylie and Shen had been around when my children were little. They are the creation of our friend, Mary Beth McCarty and her son, Matt McCarty (how great is that!?).

Shop Zylie and Shen, the bears, the outfits and the books, $49 each.

We are not the only ones who love Zylie and Shen!  They have won awards from ‘Top Toy’ to ‘Rising Star’.  Here are links to two national toy awards for Zylie.

Parent’s choice Parent’s Choice Approved Seal

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award

More adventures to come!  Zylie will be journeying “Down Under” with Kiki the Koala. Kiki will be available as her own Adventure Kit, complete with a new outfit, accessories, passport, and the third book in the series.



GoldieBlox – Engineering toys for girls

Debbie, an engineer from Stanford, wants to inspire girls.  She has designed GoldieBlox, a book and a construction set especially for girls.  $29.

Debbie is compelling about her creation.