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All About The Moomins

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All About The Moomins

Tove Jansson’s Moomin books have been loved by generations of children since they first appeared in 1945. This is because she wrote and illustrated them such with humour and detail. We are going to share with you the history of these magical stories About The Moomins The Moomins are a family of white, round fairy tale characters with large snouts that make them resemble hippopotamuses. However, despite this resemblance, the Moomin family are trolls. The family lives in their house in Moominvalley, however in the past their temporary residences have included a lighthouse and a theatre. In a letter to Paul Ariste, Tove Jansson wrote in 1973 that...

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All About Peanuts (and Snoopy!)

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All About Peanuts (and Snoopy!)

Peanuts is an American comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz which ran from October 2nd 1950 to February 13th 2000, continuing in reruns afterward. Peanuts is among the most popular and influential in the history of comic strips, with 17,897 strips published in all, making it "arguably the longest story ever told by one human being". The first Peanuts strip from October 2nd, 1950 The most beloved breakout star from the Peanuts Gang is of course Snoopy. The wildly imaginative, supremely confident, world-famous beagle is a canine master of disguise. While pondering life from the top of his doghouse, he writes the...

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All About Strawberry Shortcake

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All About Strawberry Shortcake

If you grew up in the 1980's, chances are you've met Strawberry Shortcake. Strawberry is a cartoon character originally used on greeting cards, but proved so popular she had her own range of dolls, posters, and later appeared on television and films. She's a favourite for collectors and, after having a few makeovers throughout the years, she's been restored to her former glory to mark her 40th birthday. These stunning dolls are now available from us.  Small Strawberry Shortcake Doll £12.99 A Brief Introduction to Strawberry Shortcake  Strawberry Shortcake is the protagonist of the Strawberry Shortcake franchise. In the 1980's version of the franchise she lives in a shortcake, while...

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Introducing Rainbow Heart Bear

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Introducing Rainbow Heart Bear

All devoted Care Bear fans (including us!) know that 2017 marks the 35th Anniversary of the Care Bears. The 9th of September is Share Your Care Day, and to celebrate this momentous occasion, a Special Edition Care Bear has been born! Rainbow Heart was created especially to celebrate the Care Bears' 35th anniversary, and is only available between July- December this year. At Five Little Diamonds, as long time fans and stockists of Care Bears, we have been blessed to stock this beautiful, special bear. Rainbow Heart appears in a mini-video on the official Care Bears channel- in it, it...

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Care Bears- 35 Years of Caring!

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Care Bears- 35 Years of Caring!

Do these beautifully bright bears need any introduction? Odds are, if you grew up in the 1980's, you know of and probably love these friendly faces. The Care Bears are a group of multi-coloured bears, each with a different belly badge that reflects their personality and talents. Can you believe it, this year they turn 35? The original 1980's Care Bears logo Having been a long time stockist of these magical bears (and their cousins too!) we decided to celebrate their birthday with brand new lines and special promotions, details of which can be found in our latest newsletter (if...

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