It's never too early to teach kids a lesson. Especially when it comes to something as fundamental as natural selection. Learning that the big guy can swallow up the little guy is vitally important, especially if you grow up in Hollywood or on Wall Street.
Take these Food Chain toys from that old classic toy purveyor, FAO Schwartz. Sure, they're cute, fuzzy, and of unidentifiable species. But they also teach, in a beautiful (and perhaps brutal) way, the order the eating game tends to go in the natural world.
These ravenous co-dependents come in two lovely colorways, to fit any kid's decor. You can order them at www.fao.com. Then let the munching and lunching begin.