I did this toy as an invitation for my sons last birthday. At first it looked like a water lily, but by pushing it out it turned into a frog and you could find the invitation rolled into its tongue. Of course most of the children kept it as a toy afterwards.
As a child I didn`t like to play with dolls (which was then almost the only choice for girls) at all. I wanted a car so badly instead, but I never got one.
What I really liked though was LEGO, because you only need two bricks to make it a dog or a chair or whatever comes into your mind. I still like playing with it and passed this love on to my son, so that there are entire sundays spent building with LEGO.