(Review by Alex C, Frugi Customer & Crusader)
A pack of three long-sleeved bodies decorated with piccies inspired by Edward Lear’s famous nonsense poem The Owl and the Pussycat – there’s The Owl (brown), the Small Guitar (scarlet) and the Pea Green boat (confusingly, blue).
The gorgeous thick, soft, organic cotton will keep little ones really snug and they are very versatile – wear them as vests, underneath pyjamas or simply as tops. They are a cut a bit larger around the bum to comfortable accommodate a cloth nappy (though they are fine with a disposable too) but they are actually fairly slim fitting through the torso, which I like as it makes them look a little bit smarter. No off-the-shoulder looks here.
They wash very well (remarkably the red one barely bleeds at all, even on first wash) and if you’re like me, it’s easy to convince yourself they need no ironing. The more conscientious amongst us may like to give them a quick pressing, so it’s good that you don’t have to go to the faff of turning them inside out – it’s fine to iron the picture.
Any downsides? Well, I did feel like a bit of a ponce reciting ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ to Oliver’s childminder (yes, I do know it off by heart). And the literary allusions may be totally lost on people who’ve never heard of the poem. Also, I would have made the Pea Green Boat body……erm, green. But I’m nit-picking. These are lovely clothes and a staple wardrobe item. Buy them!