It's winter in Paris! A musical snow globe, give it a shake and watch the swirling flakes dance around Sophie the Giraffe. Wind the key and the visual treat is complimented by a gentle melody (La Valse d'Amelie). The globe sits on a base decorated in contemporary style, featuring Sophie and a few of her friends as they explore "the City of Lights". Made by Trousselier of Orly, France. Trousselier are French makers of classic charming high quality toys and music boxes which add a touch of dream world to any room or space. Sophie the giraffe was born on 25th May in year 1961...Saint Sophie's day. She was an immediate success. Sophie quickly became a “must have” in baby’s essentials. Designed to stimulate the senses and soothe teething gums, parents recognised right away the benefits of this little giraffe for their child. By simple word of mouth, the little giraffe's fame spread. Vulli, a company based in Rumilly in the Haute-Savoie region of France has continued to keep the jealously guarded secret of how this wonder toy is made. Sophie the Giraffe is still "traditionally" produced to this day, a process that involves more than 14 manual operations. Made from 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea tree, Sophie’s flexible, renewable, natural materials and non-toxic paint mean she is a safe and natural teething toy for your little one. Since her creation in 1961 Sophie the Giraffe has wowed over 50 million babies (and parents!) worldwide with her natural beauty and charm, and her retro style has ensured that she has remained fashionable for over 50 years.