About Us

Who We Are

Located in the beautiful valleys of central Pennsylvania, Growing Tree Toys featuring The Animal Kingdom is a family owned and operated company. The brick-and-mortar store has been a staple for the locals and returning visitors to our area for over two decades. Due to overwhelming requests to share our store with the rest of the world and those that cannot visit often enough, we have strived to create a fun and delightful online shopping experience! We are so excited to share our handpicked collection of great products with you. 

Our Philosophy

We believe that we only get one shot at childhood. As parents ourselves, we hope to be mindful of the many beautiful moments we find along the way. We think that these moments are often created through quality toys and books that foster the use of imagination and creativity in play. Our goal is to preserve innocence in our fast-paced world and to help our communities build productive, bright, happy children. 

Our Friend

Allow us to introduce our very good friend to you.

Bear, everyone. Everyone, Bear.  

He is super friendly so no need to be alarmed. Bear will show you around the website and point you towards his favorite new items and special promotions. He loves to receive email and is known for his articulate and clever responses so don't hesitate to write him with your questions, comments and suggestions at Bear@TheAnimalKingdom.com