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MSRP: $1.50Age Range: 5 and up
Ghosts, pumpkins and black cats can be found in this spooky collection of six glow-in-the-dark tattoos.
— Three of 52 retailers named items by Dover when asked by TDmonthly
about best-selling Halloween items in fall 2008.
— Teresa Derry, owner of Annie's Toy Chest
in Cocoa, Fla., told TDmonthly
in a Winter 2012 survey that glow-in-the-dark tattoos were one of her Halloween bestsellers.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21663 (added 12/10/2008)
This set of 10 stickers features glittery Santas packing up toys, surfing and more.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21163 (added 10/30/2008)
In addition to featuring Sen. Barack Obama, his wife, Michelle, and their daughters, Malia Anna and Sasha, this 32-page paper doll set includes a biography of Sen. Obama, an "Election Night Scorecard" and an array of outfits, including a tux and business suit for Barack and a gown and wedding dress for Michelle, along with shorts, shirts and coats for the girls. "We're doing well with McCain and Obama paper dolls from Dover Publications," Owner Teresa Ford of Kids' Ketch in Lewes, Del., told TDmonthly in late September 2008. "Obama's outselling McCain three to one, if that's any indication."
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20791 (added 9/29/2008)
This commemorative set features Sen. John McCain and his wife, Cindy, along with outfits they've worn during the campaign and during other important life events. McCain can be outfitted with a white tie and tails, a sweater and slack duo, and other options, while Cindy can wear her wedding dress, an interview suit, a gown and more. The 38-page set includes a biography of John McCain plus an "Election Night Scorecard." Launch date: 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20788 (added 9/29/2008)
MSRP: $1.50Age Range: 4 and upSKU or Item #: 0486465764Gender: Girls
The kit comes with a brown-eyed miss waiting to be adorned with 29 reusable sticker trinkets, bracelets, earrings, rings and more. All of the jewels are highlighted with a dash of glitter to make them extra dazzling.
— “We sell the small sticker books by Dover and each customer buys at least two or three, so we sell 20 or 25 a month,” Beth Gandes, owner of The Toy Shop in Lexington, Ky., told TDmonthly in March 2008.
— Five percent of 40 retailers who spoke with TDmonthly in March 2008 named sticker sets as one of their best-selling travel items.
— Many other sticker activity sets are available, including Little Advent Calendar, Egyptian Temple, Coral Reef, Jurassic Dinosaurs, Alice in Wonderland, Police Station and Camping Fun.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18658 (added 4/30/2008)
MSRP: $16.95Age Range: 6 to 10SKU or Item #: 0-486-45909-8Launch Date: November 2006Gender: Boys And Girls
This treasure chest of pirate booty includes 29 stickers, including many that glow in the dark, 20 tattoos and stencils, two complete coloring books, four stained glass coloring sheets, and a pirate eye patch and bandana. “Fun Kits feature high-quality multiple components offering good value,” Joanne Cole of Cole Communications told TDmonthly. Launch date: November 2006.
— "That would be activity books. I sell a variety of different ones. I sell them from Dover," was the comment on best-selling travel toys given to TDmonthly by Scott Loveless, owner of Toys That Teach in Bothell, Wash.
— One other retailer had similar sentiments about the travel appeal of Dover books.
— Loveless told TDmonthly he sells up to 150 Dover books during his peak selling season.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11489 (added 2/19/2007)
MSRP: $1.50Age Range: 5 to 12SKU or Item #: 0-486-458-45-8Launch Date: February 2007Gender: Girls
Anyone can bear the stamp of royalty, thanks to these sparkling tattoos. Ten dazzling images include a pair of imperial anklets, along with crowns and other aristocratic symbols. “This is a brand new character featuring (together) Dover's two best formats: glitter and tattoos,” Joanne Cole of Cole Communications told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11488 (added 2/19/2007)
For language students of all ages, this is an effective, easy-to-use, enjoyable aid to learning Mandarin. Fifteen thematic scenes depict a picnic, farm, town, zoo, park, classroom, supermarket and eight other settings. Illustrations within each scene portray people, animals and things — each clearly identified by the appropriate word in Mandarin and in the Pinyin transliteration. Pictures are colorable, which adds to the fun of learning.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8465 (added 7/5/2006)
While youngsters listen to the lively narration by Suzanne Torren of 84 old favorites such as “Little Boy Blue,” “The Land of Nod” and “The Owl and the Pussycat,” they can color in scenes from these and 36 other popular poems from the recording. The kit includes a CD and children’s coloring book.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8464 (added 7/5/2006)
Written by Fran Newman-D'Amico, this affordable 4-page book is available in December 2006. It comes with 80 different pizza-topping stickers that can be used to decorate one plain pizza on four plates.
— Once Upon a Time Toys owner Jane Christopherson, in Stowe, Vt., said all varieties of preschool books do well.
— Meghan Bergman, “keyholder” at Rhyme 'n Reason Toys, in Pembroke, Mass., said “sticker books and activity books sell pretty good” and gave Dover Publications products as an example.
— According to Vanessa Vandor, with Dover Publications, this product line of inexpensively priced sticker books for preschoolers is a top-seller for the company.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8384 (added 6/22/2006)
This set includes the following Dover Little Activity Books: “The Little Dinosaur Activity Book” by Anna Pomaska; “The Little Dinosaurs Stained Glass Coloring Book” by Ted Menten; “Invisible Dinosaurs Magic Picture Book” by Anna Pomaska; “Dinosaur Tattoos” by Ruth Soffer; “Realistic Dinosaurs Stickers” by Turi MacCombie; “Twelve Dinosaur Bookmarks” by Patricia Wynne; and “Dinosaur Mazes” by Patricia Wynne.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7083 (added 3/2/2006)
Anders S. Lunde’s book includes patterns and instructions for many wind-driven toys: the Signaling Trainman, Flying Puffin, Colonial Dame, Indian in Canoe, Halley’s Comet, Santa Claus, Submarine and many others. Only inexpensive materials and a few tools are needed to complete projects.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4534 (added 9/11/2005)
Written by Eugene S. Provenzo Jr., this book includes instructions and illustrations that show youngsters and adults how to create 38 toys, including a jumping jack, kaleidoscope, boomerang, pinwheel, parachute and bubble blower.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4533 (added 9/11/2005)
“Pollyanna” is a classic story first published in 1913. Pollyanna Whittier is an orphan who comes to live with her stern aunt. Pollyanna’s charisma and optimistic attitude transcends to her miserable aunt and the miserable people of that town. Through the message of this story, it is no wonder Pollyanna continues to be one of the best-loved stories for children today. Ages 10-12. ($3)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 1792 (added 12/9/2004)
Struggle no longer with drawing figures with the aid of Dover Publication’s “ Anatomy and Perspective: The Fundamentals of Figure Drawing ” by Charles Oliver, an experienced art teacher. In this book, Oliver covers how to draw the human figure, anatomy, and perspective with the aid of over 90 illustrations. Learn the basic principles of figure drawing and how to incorporate accessories.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 1782 (added 12/9/2004)