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Feb 27, 2013
02:22 PM

Lion and Lamb Themed Items for Kids

From sweaters and hats to wall decor and books – snag some of these animal-themed items for children from stores in southeast Michigan

According to an English proverb, March "comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb" – meaning that fiercely cold days give way to a softer spring season. Here's hoping! But if Michigan's mercurial weather fails us, we can soothe our spring-craving souls with this sweet lion and lamb loot.

Make the most of Michigan's rollercoaster of fluctuating weather by checking out Metro Parent's round up of nifty lion- and lamb-themed products! All of the listed merchandise is updated as of March 2013. To be safe, however, we recommend that you check with the shops to see if products are still available.

 

Custom-made Kid's Knit Lion Sweater by A Touch of Lace

With their custom-made knit lion sweaters, A Touch of Lace in Bloomfield Hills gives parents the ability to add a touch of adorable to their little one's wardrobe. For $90, you can drape your little cub in top-quality, 100-percent cotton threads – without dealing with the hassles and time commitments of knitting.

Buy it at A Touch of Lace, located at 4036 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, 248-645-5223.

 

Handcrafted Lamb on Green Base by Yellow Door Art Market; Julie Langensiepen

Remind your youngsters that calm – and, hopefully warm – weather is just around the corner by decking out their room with signs of spring. This handcrafted lamb, created by artist and inventor of the whimsical line of J.E.M.A dolls, Julie Langensiepen, is perfect for any room – whether you've got little girls or boys. This fluffy, unique room  accent costs $42.

Buy it at the Yellow Door Art Market, located at 3141 W. 12 Mile Road, Berkley, 248-336-2038.

 

Tea Collection South African-Inspired Lion T-shirt

Bring out your child's wild side with this Tea Collection lion T-shirt. Inspired by lion masks found in South Africa, this nifty, $29 T-shirt is sure to attract the attention of your kids' friends. Ditch the safari trip and order your own piece of Africa online.

Buy it locally at Elephant Ears, located at 415 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, 734-622-9580.

 

Sleep Sheep at Catching Fireflies in Berkley or Rochester

Unlike adults, most kids don't count sheep to fall asleep. They do, however, respond to soothing sounds when restless. For $29.95, put your little tot to sleep with the sounds of a mother's heartbeat, ocean waves, spring showers or whale sounds. The Sleep Sheep, a 12-inch fluffy lamb, transmits tranquil sounds as your little one begins to drift off.

Buy it at Catching Fireflies, located at 3117 W. 12 Mile Road, Berkley, 248-336-2030 or 203 E. University Dive, Rochester, 248-650-3318.

 

Djeco Lion Head Wall Decoration

Bring out your child's inner explorer, and turn your tot's room into a jungle with this Paris-designed Djeco lion head. For $30, you can add some pizzazz to your little one's environment with this unique, "roaring" piece of pop-up art that can easily be hung anywhere.

Buy it at Mudpuddles, located at 415 N. Fifth Ave. (second floor), Ann Arbor, 734-662-0022.

 

Luvali Convertible Lion Hat

Who says your kid can't become the king of the jungle? For $26, your youngsters can roar and prowl through the jungle – or your home! – as they rock their very-own Luvali lion hat. But wait, this hat is filled with surprises: If you reverse this magical hat, your little one might find a sudden urge to eat a lot of bananas and climb trees!

Buy it at Tootie and Tallulah's, located at 2816 Coolidge Highway, Berkley, 248-850-7637.

 

If I Were a Lamb by Jellycat

It's really never too early to start reading to your children. Appropriate for little ones ages newborn and up, Jellycat's If I Were a Lamb, gives parents the opportunity to introduce their kids to the magical world of reading. This $14, interactive book – filled with colorful images, short storylines and a wagging tail – will surely keep your tiny reader interested from cover to cover. (Plush lamb toy sold separately)

Buy it at Circare, located at 23024 Greater Mack Ave., St. Clair Shores, 586-771-8510.

 

Mamas and Papas Jamboree Lion Plush Toy

Every great adventurer needs a pal. Well, your youngsters can easily take this colorful, ribbon-accented jamboree lion plush toy – costing $24.99 – with them as they explore the jungles of life. And since it's made of soft, jersey fabric, it's easy to wash. Squeeze this toy lion's paws and hear him roar. OK – maybe he doesn't roar, but he does squeak!

Buy it at Elephant Ears, located at 415 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, 734-622-9580.

 

Custom-made Kid's Knit Lamb Sweater by A Touch of Lace

It's only natural that you want to dress your little lamb chop in some of the best, highest-quality clothes. A Touch of Lace in Bloomfield Hills offers custom-made, 100-percent cotton knit lamb sweaters for $90 – perfect for keeping your teeny tot warm through the changing Michigan weather.

Buy it at A Touch of Lace, located at 4036 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, 248-645-5223.

 

Deglingos Original Poilodos the Sheep

This French company is known for making some of the best, and wackiest, kid's plush toys out there. For $26.99, your youngsters can carry around Poilodos the Sheep, who has fluffy feet and a soft, corduroy face – which makes him the perfect sleeping buddy. This toy is the embodiment of diversity; he's made from at least a dozen different textured fabrics!

Buy it at Elephant Ears, located at 415 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, 734-622-9580.

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