Brown fairies, tan princesses, olive-skinned knights…. Do you know how hard it is to find greeting cards and games and toys featuring kids of color — especially cards and games and toys marketed to a universal audience? For a long time, I’ve been meaning to give some ShelfTalker kudos to Eeboo, a company that is particularly successful at creating charming toys, gifts, birthday cards, and arts and craft supplies that not only appeal to, but visually reflect, a diverse audience. Their products are beautifully designed and made, and they sell fast at the Flying Pig. Eeboo stuff is terrific for indie bookstores, so if you’re a sideline buyer unfamiliar with the company, check them out! And if you’re a regular consumer, the Eeboo website encourages you to shop at local stores — which we appreciate.
Below are a few of the Eeboo items that feature a broad array of cheery faces in all shades:
Thank you, folks at Eeboo, for your inclusive and lovely designs!
Looks like they still have a ways to go on gender roles . . .
Ah, I would disagree entirely! They have lots of gender neutral stuff. And even a paper doll that’s a boy – which I’ve never seen before! While eeBoo’s products are predominantly “girly” it doesn’t mean that their Build a Robot Spinner Game is being sold “for boys” or that their Glitter Glue is being sold “for girls.”
I’d say eeboo is pretty forward thinking — for gender, race, and anything else
Hmm, I’m noticing that all of my images from this post have disappeared. I’ll work on resurrecting them!