Toot-toot! Here comes the calliope. Not only is this a great pull toy, its removable wood whistles can be blown to make 3 distinct sounds. Made in the USA from 100% kiln-dried hardwoods and finished with nontoxic paints, this time-tested old-timer has been selected by Toy Tips and Early Childhood News as a Best Toy.
For ages 2-4.
In 1789, Cornelius Holgate established a woodworking shop outside Philadelphia. His first products were hearth brushes and feather duster handles. In 1929, the Holgate Company became a pioneer in researching and developing educational toys for children. Norman Rockwell's brother, Jarvis, served as chief toy designer through the mid 1960s, and when Mr. (Fred) Rogers was looking for a company to create his Neighborhood Trolley, he turned to Holgate. Holgate uses the finest American hardwoods to make their toys - each is carefully cut, sanded, and finished to exceed all toy safety standards set forth by the Consumer Product Safety Commission in the US.
Measures approx. 7" long
made in usa
Reviewed on: 6/17/2011 12:00:00 AM
3 whistles in a little pull cart. I somehow thought that they'd make music by pulling the cart, but they don't. You have to blow individually = and they make nice whistles when you do. My grandson mostly uses it to chew on though. He is one, that is what they do!