Food & Drink

Creature Comforts

Kids and animals have a natural affinity. (Just ask your son’s imaginary best friend, Mr. Moo Moo.)

Hence the appeal of Bullfrogs & Butterflies, a children’s boutique that opens this week in Wicker Park. Its colorful array of gifts appeals to creatures great (Elegant Baby piggy banks, Lucky Jade cashmere sweaters) and small (Caden Lane printed crib bedding, Innocence by Epicuren baby wash).

The main attractions are custom cribs and changing tables. And if that doesn’t catch your little zoo keepers’ eyes, there’s always the G gauge electric train circling the store’s ceiling.

Because that’s wild stuff.

Bullfrogs & Butterflies, 2124 West Division Street, between Hoyne Avenue and Leavitt Street (773-661-1632).

This Week for Kids

Vote4Me: Inside a Presidential Election
What: Learn how to create a platform, win swing states, and raise funds in a race to the White House.
Why: Play to win.
When: Thru Nov. 9, 2008. Wed.-Mon., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum, 445 N. Michigan Ave., at Illinois St. (312-222-4860).

94th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
What: The Loop’s 90-foot-tall tree is illuminated, and the Chicago Children’s Choir performs.
Why: It’s fir real.
When: Fri., 4:30 p.m.
Where: Daley Plaza, 100 N. Dearborn St., at Washington St. (312-744-3315).


What: Former Glencoe kids’ clothing boutique’s new online shop has hats by Kik-Kid, swing coats by Tippicanu, and more.
Why: See what the buzz is about.
When: Anytime you feel like something sweet.
Where: Online at shophoneycomb.com.

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2124 W Division St
bt Hoyne Ave & Leavitt St
Chicago, IL 60622