Sep 8, 2012 9:30 AM
You know what animals are not actually friendly, cuddly creatures? Bears. Bears, as it turns out, will happily eat your face off. So why is it that we insist on giving our kids cuddly bear-shaped toys to love? Are we trying to destroy millennia of carefully evolved survival instincts? We say skip the bears, and get your kids this Felted Sting Ray ($12 - $24) to love. Rays are actually docile little critters that can safely be stroked and fed, so long as you avoid stepping on them, frightening them, or trying to turn them into sushi.