I want to say something like a teddy bear, but it is not a bear. For example a cat. I guess "cat doll" is the literal translation from my language, but sounds wrong to me because I understand doll to be human-like. Am I right? Is "cat shaped doll" something a native English speaker child would say?
I want something a child might say, not an adult description like "cat shaped stuffed toy". Also, the toy might not be stuffed, eg. It could be made of plastic or wood.
"Cat toy" sounds to me like a toy meant for cats, but perhaps for none-pet animals it works fine? eg. Would "monkey toy" describe it, or must I say "monkey shaped toy"?