In this month's "Ten Questions With …" We sat down with the team behind Kimochis, plush toys and books that help children learn how to better communicate their feelings. We love these plush creatures (and the purpose behind them) so much, we wanted to share them with you! To enter for a chance to win, read each Kimochi description below and tell us which Kimochi best represents your child's personality and we'll pick a winner! Click here to enter for a chance to win. One entry per person, please.


Cloud, like the weather can be a bit unpredictable. One day he is happy, the next he is mad and the next day, who knows, maybe sad or even happy again. Cloud can show his moods with a simple twist of his head. Cloud’s head actually turns! He has a happy face on one side and a sad face on the other. Cloud comes with three feelings: Happy, Sad, and Mad and the how-to Feel Guide.


Cat is a decisive leader and can be very persuasive. Her bossiness can sometimes lead to confrontation and an occasional "cat fight." Cat comes with five bandages to help heal hurt feelings, three feelings: Happy Curious and Cranky and the how-to Feel Guide.


Bug is a caterpillar who is afraid of change. He is thoughtful, cautious and has secret dreams of flying. When Bug is feeling brave you can spread his wings! When he is feeling afraid you can tuck his wings away in the pocket on his back. Bug comes with three feelings: Happy, Brave, Left Out and the how-to Feel Guide.


Huggtopus is all smiles and giggles. She is very affectionate and strong and sometimes gets a little carried away by her big friendly personality. Huggs always means well, but has to learn about boundaries. Huggtopus comes with three feelings: Happy, Frustrated, Silly and the how-to Feel Guide.

Lovey Dove®

Lovey Dove is nurturing and patient and, like all doves, likes to keep the peace! Lovey comes with her baby, Turtle Dove, tucked gently underneath her wing, three feelings: Happy, Hopeful, and Proud, and the how-to Feel Guide.

Bella Rose

Bella Rose is sensitive and sweet. Being sensitive can be a blessing, but sometimes is can be a challenge. When Bella Rose’s feelings get hurt, she tends to close up. Bella Rose comes with three feelings: Happy, Sensitive, and Insecure, and the how-to Feel Guide.


Clover is a four-leafed clover with bad luck. He’s a bit absent-minded, but always means well and has a great sense of humor. Clover comes with his lucky (removable) ladybug, Howard, three feelings: Happy, Optimistic, and Disappointed, and the how-to Feel Guide.


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