Our Newest Toy Is Actually Pretty Timeless…Just Ask Robert Louis Stevenson
Uncle Goose has released a new toy…which is actually pretty timeless! In 1985, we released a 64-piece deluxe block set for a limited time. A collaboration with Growing Child, this special edition block set was much-loved.
And now, we’re bringing this special set back! Uncle Goose Growing Child Blocks in a Box comes with 32 Classic ABC blocks and 32 Classic Lowercase ABC Blocks in a maple wood storage box with handles.
You get the box engraved with your name or special message on the nameplate. That personalization makes this custom gift a family treasure!
What can you do with all these blocks in a box? Let’s go back in time to find out! In the 1800’s, Scottish poet Robert Louis Stevenson asked a similar question in his poem, Block City.
What are you able to build with your blocks?
Castles and palaces, temples and docks.
Rain may keep raining, and others go roam,
But I can be happy and building at home.
Let the sofa be mountains, the carpet be sea,
There I'll establish a city for me:
A kirk and a mill and a palace beside,
And a harbor as well where my vessels may ride.
Great is the palace with pillar and wall,
A sort of a tower on top of it all,
And steps coming down in an orderly way
To where my toy vessels lie safe in the bay.
This one is sailing and that one is moored:
Hark to the song of the sailors on board!
And see on the steps of my palace, the kings
Coming and going with presents and things!
- Block City, by Robert Louis Stevenson
What a special gift! The blocks are 100% Made in the USA from sustainable basswood. We use safe-to-touch inks to color them.
You cannot go wrong with a timeless classic. Blocks in a Box will be treasured for generations to come!