Chick Chic


I’ve been searching for bookends to prop up my kids’ growing
library for months now and the only choices I’ve seen have been between tacky
and tackier. Now, finally, someone’s creating the perfect bookend to suit stylish
little bookworms. US-based Roebuck
have channelled the best of chick
lit – think Henny Penny meets the Little Red Hen meets Chicken Little – with their
simple, fun design.

But these chicks aren’t just stylish — they’re safe as well.
 Each bookend is made in Michigan from Baltic
birch plywood and finished in non-toxic water-based paint and traditional
shellac. So there’s no need to panic if you find one in your toddler’s mouth.
Edges have also been rounded to ward off nasty knocks. Chick bookends are
available in eight colours but I think I like red the best. Buy them online
from Mahar Drygoods for US $48 plus a little extra for international shipping.


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