A couple of months ago the Sesame Street Count and Crunch Cookie Monster caught my son’s eye in Target. I often let my boys pick out a a toy to play with in our cart as I shop. Warren played with this cookie monster non stop the entire trip and was very sad when I told him we would have to put cookie monster back with his friends. Naturally when I had the opportunity to review this cookie monster I took it, knowing that it would make my 3 year old very happy!
The Count and Crunch Cookie Monster comes with a Cookie Monster Plush (with a hard body) and three different plastic cookies with which to feed him. Of course this monster is very hungry for cookies and will prompt your child to look in his backpack for cookies to feed him. Cookie Monster opens his mouth for cookies and says several different things when you feed him, including making munching noises and counting each cookie as it goes in and down into his attached (and not removable) plastic backpack. Push Cookie’s foot and you will hear a fit of giggles and funny sayings.
While my boys are at the high age range for this toy at 5 and 3 1/2, both had fun checking out Cookie Monster and it kept them entertained for a while. Their very favorite part is when Cookie Monster eats a lot of cookies and then burps before politely saying “excuse me”. They couldn’t seem to get enough of that.
The only downside to this toy is that much like any of the hard Sesame Street toys who move and talk, it can start to become redundant and lose your child’s interest over time. While Cookie says several things, it would be nice if he had a few more for variety and counted higher than 3 for more educational value.
That being said, this is one of the cutest I’ve seen for this type of toy and Cookie is not annoying but rather endearing. He will be much loved by any Cookie Monster fan. My almost 3 year old niece played with this toy for a long time at a recent gathering at my house and absolutely did not want to leave him behind. This prompted her grandma to comment that this would make a great Christmas gift for her this year!
CATEGORY: Gifts for Baby, Boys, Girls
PRODUCT: Sesame Street Count and Crunch Cookie Monster
AGES: 18 months – 4 yrs.
Disclosure: I received samples for the purpose of this post however no monetary compensation. Thoughts remain 100% my own and yours may differ.