Children love to play dress up! I still remember the trunk we had in our attic full of fun things to pull out and pretend with. The Peek-A-Zoo collection is a great line of clothing for children who love animals and like to pretend to be one.
Peek-A-Zoo was created by two animal-loving moms in 2013 with inspiration from their children. The line includes infant and toddler wear (onesies and t-shirts up to 5T) that feature any animal/insect/creature imaginable. Categories include Under the Sea, Insects, Dinosaurs and Zoo Animals.
Each design includes the headless body, so your child completes the animal/creature when wearing it. My son loves this type of shirts so he was thrilled to receive another one! The shirts are made in the USA and are available online or in zoo and aquarium gift shops.
The shirt we tried out was a long-sleeve raglan style featuring a tiger. The sleeves are bright blue and the tiger is neon orange and yellow on a white background. The shirt is made of a light, soft cotton and washed well (I did not put it in the dryer although it says it can be dried at low heat).
My son adored being a tiger and immediately asked to wear it to school the next day. My favorite feature of the shirt was the back, which lists interesting facts about the tiger. I read them to my son, but he seemed a bit young to fully understand the content (mainly about endangerment). It was still a great introduction to the concept and a fun way to incorporate learning into our daily routine. His preschool teachers loved the shirt from the pretend play and learning aspects.
The only negative about this shirt is the price. The long-sleeve shirts are $25, which I believe is a bit high for what you get. However, when researching the company and seeing they are made in the USA with large efforts to reduce their carbon footprint, I was a bit less turned off.
These shirts would make a fun gift for any animal lover. There are so many choices available, covering any child’s favorite. They would also make a great souvenir from a zoo/aquarium/museum visit. We can’t wait to pick out one of the dinosaur options!
• Soft material, washes well
• Bright colors
• Large variety of animals available
• Educational value with facts on the back
• Only available online
Peek-A-Zoo Raglan sleeve Tiger T-shirt
Manufactured by Peek-A-Zoo
Ease of Use: 4.5
I would purchase this for my child: Yes
I would purchase this as a gift: Yes
Overall rating: 4
All ratings on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being highest.
Meet the Reviewer!
Christy Petrak is a systems engineer currently taking a leave of absence to raise her two children, Thomas (5) and Eliza (2). She enjoys spending time with her family, swimming and baking/decorating cupcakes.