Recipient, Young Inventor, 2012
9-year old Seth and 7-year old Alexia Kempe loved cozying up to their baby sister’s fleece blanket and decided they wanted a hoodie made out of the same comfy material. But their idea didn’t end with the hoodie. They also wanted to have their favorite stuffed animal tag along, ready to play when they were. So what did they do? They invented and now self-produce HoodiePet – a line of snuggly fleece hoodies with attachable, interchangeable plush pets, each with its own personality, biography that helps kids learn more about the planet’s animal kingdom, and an online HoodiePet world (Seth’s idea!) where kids can let their imaginations run wild.