He picked the turtle. I know, it's cute, but I bought the pattern and HOLY CRAP! There are 40 pieces, at least (I know because I just finished cutting them out while watching The Sound of Music on my Tivo....3 hours)
The pattern maybe only uses 20 of those 40+ pieces, but it's not so much that that I'm concerned about. I read the instructions. The shell is WAY more intensive than the dinosaur hood or tail from several years ago.
Anyway, that's my latest project. I think I'll go look at fabric tomorrow. It's all fleece, and I believe that fleece is on sale at Joann's, so here's hoping I find what I'm looking for! :)