Our Favorite Things: October 2018

Who will you rescue?


Bathe, blow dry and comb your mystery pet to transform it from a matted scruff ball into a cuddly plush friend. Now your child can adopt their very own blue mystery Scruff-A-Luvs pet. Scruff-A-Luvs are adorable, cuddly buddies looking for a good home. You never know what you’re going to get; it could be a puppy, a kitten, or a bunny! Each set features a blue plush character, brush, collar, hair clip, and adoption certificate. Wash, dry, brush and reveal, and then fill out your adoption certificate to welcome your new pet into your home. $24.99 learningexpress.com

The sky is falling


The addictive puzzle game that started it all, Tetris®, is now available in a hand-held throwback arcade format. The Tetris Arcade Game provides intellectual sport (yes sport!) that combines continuous fun with mental stimulation. As one of the most recognizable and influential video game brands in the world, it’s no wonder why there are hundreds of millions of Tetris products being played, worn, and enjoyed. This version features original sounds, joystick controls and a four color screen. $26.99 shoptherocket.com

Womanly wits and wiles


In this highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Felicity Montague must use all her womanly wits and wiles to achieve her dreams of becoming a doctor—even if she has to scheme her way across Europe to do it. Author Mackenzi Lee’s The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy tells the story of Felicity’s return to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh and enroll in medical school. Perfect for tweens in search of a book filled with adventure, feminism, friendships, scientific ambition, and yes, pirates! $18.99 nicolasbooks.com