Featured Site: The Adventures of Zylie the Bear

10:30 AM Posted by Centsible Mommy

There’s something about teddy bears that have made both children and adults so fond of them for so long. When they’ve been given a charming personality, stylish clothing, and jointed arms and legs to make them moveable like Zylie and Shen  from The Adventures of Zylie the Bear, the fondness and fascination for these two teddies can only grow.

Meet, Zylie the Bear, a traveling trendsetter set out to travel the world to make new friends and learn about the cultures everywhere she goes. Zylie, dressed in her adorable skinny jeans, flounce top and cream-colored swing jacket and carrying her stylish orange bag with passport, diary, and map in hand, begins her adventure in New York with her brother, Theo, and then suddenly finds herself in China where she meets the equally fashionable, Shen.

Shen, a panda decked out in his leather jacket, green Tee and jeans, and carrying a backpack with drumsticks and all-important passport, is also ready to set out to meet new friends and learn new cultures. Together, Zylie, and her new friend, Shen, along with Theo in tow, explore China.

The books, The Adventures Zylie the Bear, New York and The Adventures of Zylie the Bear, China, are just the start in the series with more adventures to come. The rest of Zylie's adventures will be decided by you- their customers and readers, so they don't know yet where she will be going next. These storybooks are based on Zylie's travels with each adventure focusing on a different country, helping children to learn about each country's culture and history, language, and more.

Online Fun: Be sure to visit to Zylie the Bear's site to read the online storybook, read Zylie's diary, "Talk" to Zylie, create an avatar, or to visit Zylie's shop and much more.

Some items from Zylie's Shop:



Zylie the Bear Kit

Begin your adventures with Zylie! Her kit comes with an 18" plush Zylie bear, in her signature skinny jeans, flounce top and beautifully-detailed cream-colored swing jacket. She’s carrying a cool orange bag that comes complete with her diary, map and all-important passport. Get to know Zylie™, her brother Theo and their wacky adventures by reading her first book: The Adventures of Zylie the Bear, New York™!

- Includes the first book in The Adventures series
- Use the passport number on the back to log into Zylie's website
- Additional outfits for Zylie and her friends are available separately
- Books can also be purchased separately
 
 
 
Shen the Panda Kit

Meet Shen, Zylie's panda friend from China! His kit comes with an 18" plush Shen panda, in his green t-shirt, cool leather jacket and blue jeans. He also has his backpack, filled with his passport and, most importantly, his drumsticks. Find out how Zylie™ and Theo meet Shen and follow their travels in China with the second book in Zylie's adventure series, The Adventures of Zylie the Bear, China™.

- Includes the second book in The Adventures series
- Use the passport number on the back to log into Zylie's website
- Additional outfits for Shen are available separately
- Books can also be purchased separately

My thoughts on Zylie the Bear and Shen
You have seen Zylie and Shen for yourselves and know how adorable they are, so who cares what I think, right? But I will still say, not only are Zylie and Shen adorable and fun to play with, but they serve as a great tool in helping children learn about cultures different from their own, making them a great teaching tool.  By the way, the kids I gave Zylie and Shen to have yet to put them down! They love them.

I was sent a Zylie the Bear and Shen the Panda Kit to review.  The opinions expressed are my own.  I received no compensation for this post.