Uki is a loveable little yellow creature who lives life to the full and always has a smile on his face. Forever curious, full of energy and brimming with excitement, Uki is just like a toddler discovering his surroundings for the first time. Although he doesn’t talk, Uki interacts with his little viewers by sounds, winking, waving and smiling into the camera, encouraging them to be part of his world and share his experiences.
I was keen to discover more about the concept behind the show. The producers say : “Nature is Uki’s playground and Uki uses this to full effect! Set in a beautifully bright and colourful world, each episode sees a day in Uki’s life; starting from the moment he wakes up, right through to when he’s tucked up in his sunflower ready for bed. Uki is not alone in his vibrant world though – he has five friends: Rabbit, Hedgehog, Duck, Turtle and Squirrel who share his discoveries and adventures. There is also Sun, Cloud and Moon who as ‘guardians’ keep an eye on Uki’s activities, day or night! Each day Uki explores something different – whether it be finding a cake or helping Rabbit to fly! Children will also enjoy seeing Uki discovering the wonders of nature around him and learning from his experiences - such as realising that playing with a balloon can be difficult for Hedgehog and that rain is wet, but fun!"
Despite not knowing him at all, Pierre immediately starting cuddling the toy and bending his springy antenna ! He sat down pointing at the pictures as we looked at the book then sat down and watched the whole DVD from end to end, not moving until the 11 episodes had finished ! It's a lovely calm DVD, perfect for a "TV sleep" - Pierre has outgrown naps now but does agree to lay on the settee or on my bed and watch a quiet DVD for a while so that he at least gets a rest.
If you'd like to discover more about Uki, you can follow him on facebook at www.facebook.com/ukiland or check out http://www.ukiland.com/. He's quickly become a favourite here at The Madhouse with the DVD being frequently requested and the soft toy getting lots of cuddles !
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