Once upon a time…

…the simple story of a giraffe born on the 25th May 1961, Saint Sophie’s Day

In those days, the only animal toys available were farm animals or pet figures...

That is why one day in France a certain Monsieur Rampeau, who was an expert in transforming the sap from the hevea tree using the rotational moulding of rubber as a toy-making concept, came up with the idea of designing a giraffe. Such an exotic wildlife figure would be a first on the market, and its size and shape would be ideal for a baby's small hands to grasp.

Sophie la girafe, who looked exactly the same then as she does today, went into production on Thursday 25th May, hence her name.

Sophie La Girafe Wooden Stackable Roly Poly

Price £17.50

Sophie La Girafe Wooden Pull Along

Price £15.50

Sophie La Girafe Car

Price £21.99

Sophie La Girafe Train

Price £24.99

Sophie La Girafe 4 Block Puzzle

Price £14.50

Sophie la Girafe 2 Piece Cutlery Set

Price £6.99

Original Sophie La Girafe

Price £16.50