Whenever Squeaks is invited to a 'Pirates and Princesses' party she always opts for the Pirate option.
It goes hand in hand with her love of Jake and the Never Land Pirates.
Since all three had cuddly toys from the Disney Store for Christmas, we were made up to be offered the chance to review Disney's Captain Hook's Battle Boat.
Even better, the postman delivered it on the boys' birthday, during their nap.
So Squeaks who was feeling a little hard done to was very excited to open a parcel!
The battle boat has five detachable parts- Captain Hook, a firing cannon, and three firing 'cannon balls'. The boat is on wheels so can be pushed along.
The boys have just turned two, and seem to have passed the stage of putting things in their mouth, and they have completely loved firing the cannon and there may be a tendency for one of the three to make away with the detachable firing cannon if they're not getting their own way!
It is a toy which is much loved by the boys and one child can be entertained for at least 20 minutes (my general hope for any toy!).
Squeaks at three gets a lot more creative play from it, tending to bring other toys into her space and imagining away as Hook gets called to account... Tiny on the other hand showers Hook with kisses!
I would definitely rate this as a good all round toy for 3's and up, if your child is a fan of pirates and/or Jake and the Never Land Pirates it would rate as a great toy.
Retailing at £17.00 does give an appearance of a pricey toy. Weighed up with toys of a similar price the Battle Boat is definitely worth it. At the moment the toy is used in every day play, and is providing each child with lots of individual play. For us, the toy is definitely encouraging sharing! It's really sweet to watch them rotate 'go's' on the firing cannon when mummy's had to intervene for a lack of sharing! (Fortunately they are too young and naive contemplating aiming it anywhere!).
And, if you needed any other recommendation for the toy- this is Tiny when he thought he had made away with the ship:
Disclaimer: We were provided with a Hook's Battle Boat for the purposes of this review. The opinions contained are based solely on our views and we have not been directed as to any content.