Little Henry Toy Vacuum Cleaner
Our children love to imitate adult behaviour; it's a normal part of growing up. Typically we
might think of doing the vacuuming as a chore, but to a child it's just another one of the things which grown
ups do and so they want to do it too. Sadly they are probably too small to use a real Henry Vacuum Cleaner, so
how about providing them with the Little Henry Toy Vacuum Cleaner? (Or perhaps Little Hetty for those who love pink?)
Little Henry looks just like his grown up brother with a few important modifications. For a start while there is
a cable and plug provided, it doesn't plug into the mains electricity supply. Rather a sucker allows it to attach
to something like the skirting board. Instead of a wall socket Little Henry gets his suction power from 4
'C' type batteries. With this he can pick up small items like pieces of paper or poly beads and collect them
in a removable drawer.
The Little Henry Vacuum Cleaner comes supplied with a small dustpan and brush, hose and 'T'
shaped nozzle and these accessories pack away inside the body (where the dust bag normally goes). The
simulated power cord is reeled in by turning a handle, just like the real thing.
As his name suggests, Little Henry is - er - little, only 255mm high and much lighter than the real thing so
it's possible for children to move him about. (Maybe also easier for parents to tidy it up afterwards
One note of caution, Little Henry is made by Casdon, not Numatic (who make the real Henry) and so while OK for
most play, he's not as durable nor does he provide a useful level of suction to actually clean anything. (Happily
he is quite a bit cheaper...)
Buying your Little Henry Toy Vacuum Cleaner
Little Henry in UK
Buying online normally gets you the best prices but it can be difficult to find a supplier you trust.
Fortunately Amazon have started selling all sorts of things other than books and DVDs and that includes the
Little Henry Toy. Here are links to both the UK and US Amazon stores so you can see the latest price and pick
the store closest to you.
Oh, and remember there is a Little Hetty Toy if you would
Little Henry in US