Tonies adds characters from classic children’s books to range

Published on: 18th June 2021

Tonies has launched a new Famous Five Tonie character figurine which will be joined by a Pippi Longstocking Tonie this autumn.

The new The Famous Five: A Short Story Collection Tonie character figurine has arrived just in time for families heading out on a staycation this summer, telling the classic stories by Enid Blyton of long summer days spent in the English and Welsh countryside and around the seashores.

As a no-screens, safe and wireless audio system that plays a whole host of kids’ classics, the Toniebox is an ideal staycation essential for families this summer. Perfect for adventures close to home and further afield, once charged the Toniebox is completely mobile for seven hours.

To celebrate the launch, Tonies has teamed up with West Lexham in Norfolk to offer one lucky family a two-night stay in a beautiful treehouse surrounded by nature. The winner will also receive a box set of the complete collection of Famous Five books, and the new Famous Five Tonie, along with a Toniebox.

Pinky Laing, UK Partnerships at Tonies commented: “We are delighted to have released our new Famous Five Tonie that brings the classic stories of adventure by Enid Blyton to life for the next generation this summer. We hope that families will enjoy playing the tales of the Famous Five gang to their children whilst they enjoy their family holidays this year. The enriching adventure led content is perfect for revitalising a love of outdoor discovery among children.”

The new Tonie is available now, for more information, see the Tonies website.

Tonies will also be launching a new Pippi Longstocking Tonie character figurine in the UK this autumn. The UK edition will be voiced by award-winning presenter, comedian and writer Sandi Toksvig. The internationally bestselling Pippi Longstocking stories are among the most translated children’s books in the world, with over 70 million copies being sold in 70 languages to date. The Pippi Longstocking Tonie will be released on 11th November 2021.

Through the engaging and dynamic audio content, little ones will experience the wild and unique spirit of Astrid Lindgren’s tales of Pippi on her many adventures. The new Tonie features the eleven stories of the first volume of Pippi Longstocking’s adventures and is suitable for children ages four and up.

Pinky Laing added: “We are delighted to have released our new ‘Pippi Longstocking’s Adventures’ Tonie. Working with The Astrid Lindgren Company, and descendants of Lindgren, we have brought to life the wonderfully wild and exciting adventures of Pippi Longstocking for audio.”

Cilla Nergårdh, CEO at The Astrid Lindgren Company, commented: “We are thrilled to see the Pippi Longstocking Toniebox go out into the world, with its beautifully detailed figurine paired with excellent narration by self-confessed Pippi fan, Sandi Toksvig, and the popular Pippi theme tune, Here Comes Pippi Longstocking. Astrid Lindgren cared deeply about the right of children to be children, and the idea of free play and exploration runs like a thread through all her books. As guardians of the Astrid Lindgren brand, we’re always looking for new ways to keep her stories alive for a new generation of readers, and we hope this partnership will lead more people to discover and enjoy Astrid’s extraordinary world of stories.”




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