I can't find a picture of this toy anywhere online, but trust me you want it.
It's a little stuffed version of the baby bird from this book:
Spotted in the Publishers Group Canada catalogue (thanks, Jennifer).
As far as I'm concerned, "You are not my mother, you are a snort!" is right up there with "They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more."