There’s nothing cosier than snuggling up with your little ones with a captivating story book. Two of our ranges, Red Riding Hood and The Owl and the Pussycat, have been inspired by traditional children’s stories. The story of Red Riding Hood originated in Italy in the 10th century and the best-known version was published in 1812 by the Brothers Grimm, two German academics who collected and recorded folk tales from all over Europe. The Owl and the Pussycat, a nonsense poem written by Edward Lear was published in 1871. Both stories have inspired numerous artists, been set to music, performed on the stage and been made into animations.
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.
We are renowned for our gorgeous raincoats (available in ages 1-2, 2-3, 4-5, and 6-7 years) which feature a soft towelling lining and a showerproof outer which are perfect for drizzly days and both our red riding hood and owl and the pussycat prints feature in the roll call of exciting designs. Red Riding Hood also features on our popular socks, leggings and moccasins which make a great little gift. Our 40cm Red Riding Hood rag doll is a lovely companion with her beautiful red corduroy cape and lace edged gingham dress – all our dolls are toy tested and are suitable from birth. For fairytale aficionados the ultimate homage to the brave little heroine is our red cord red riding hood cape which is fully lined in our exclusive print and is available in two sizes 1-3 years and 3-6 years and looks amazing layered over our a-line cord dress.
Our Owl and the Pussycat and Red Riding Hood prints both adorn beautiful pyjamas, perfect for story time, in both long-sleeve and short-sleeve versions and available up to age 8-9 years and there’s a delightful long-sleeved nightdress in the owl and the pussycat print which goes up to 6-7 years. Our cute little teddy wearing matching pyjamas and a night cap make a great matching gift. There’s lots of sweet little things for tinies featuring our owl and the pussycat appliqued motif including a knitted cotton cardigan and pram blanket, and soft cotton jersey babygrows, jumpsuits and bibs - it's never too early to encourage a love of reading!