The Brown Bear and Friends Tonie reads three stories by Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr.! | Source: Tonies/The Toy Insider

Coming up with creative new bedtime stories every night can be exhausting for parents. Tonies are a great solution, giving kids fun stories about some of their favorite characters to listen to as they drift off to sleep. 

Tonies are collectible figures inspired by characters from books, movies, TV shows, and original stories. When kids put a Tonie on top of the Toniebox (sold separately), the cube-shaped speaker starts playing the stories. 

The newest Tonie launch is the Brown Bear and Friends Tonie, inspired by Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle. Gwyneth Paltrow narrates the stories Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?; and Baby Bear, Baby Bear What Do you See? in both English and Spanish. The total run time is 40 minutes.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Tonie is narrated by Eric Carle! | Source: Tonies

Eric Carle’s stories are also represented with the The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Friends Tonie. Carle himself narrates The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider, and The Very Quiet Cricket.

Tonies are designed for kids ages 3 and up are available at Check out other Tonies for stories based on PAW Patrol, Lilo & Stitch, and more!

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Ashley Pelletier

Ashley Pelletier

Ashley is assistant editor for The Toy Insider, The Pop Insider, and The Toy Book with a Master's in journalism from Quinnipiac University. When she isn’t writing her latest story, she is reading a fantasy novel or rewatching one of her three favorite TV shows over and over again. She’s also a big fan of showing people pictures of her two dogs and cat.