Wednesday, February 20 2013 11:27

Cloud b's "Tranquil Turtle" wins Infant Toy of the Year... and yes, it rocks!

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Back in November, I included the TRANQUIL TURTLE from Cloud b in my Holiday Gift Guide here on The Rock Father. As noted back then, it's an absolutely fantastic toy, and that's now been recognized on a larger scale as Tranquil Turtle has received a Toy of the Year (T.O.T.Y.) award in the Infant/Toddler category at the Toy Industry Association's Annual T.O.T.Y Awards. How much do we love the Tranquil Turtle? So much that we now have two of them here at Rock Father HQ...

This mesmerizing turtle combines soothing lights and sound, making it an immediate hit here in our house. While our first Turtle was provided to us by Cloud b., both daughters loved it so much that a second was purchased by Auntie Jill as a Christmas gift. Now each of The Rock Daughters have their own Tranquil Turtle, and I have to admit that we've enjoyed it as well as a family. It even makes Daddy nod off to sleep.

About the award, Cloud B issued the following statement:

"We're so excited to see Tranquil Turtle recognized with this esteemed award. We're dedicated to the ideal that all children deserve quality sleep, so we're especially proud that Tranquil Turtle was honored for its ability to do just that."Linda Suh, CEO of Cloud b

Check out my original comments about the Tranquil Turtle right here, then visit Cloud b's official site to learn more.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

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