A bit like the great movie"Toy Story"and a bit like the wonderful Kate DiCamillo book"The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane." This is a great family book. "The Washington Post"
Here is the first book in the highly acclaimed Toys trilogy, which includes the companion books"Toy Dance Party"and"Toys Come Home"and chronicles the unforgettable adventures of three brave and loving toys.
In these six linked stories from Emily Jenkins, and illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Paul O. Zelinsky, readers will meet three extraordinary friends. Lumphy is a stuffed buffalo. StingRay is a stuffed stingray. And Plastic... well, Plastic isn't quite sure"what"she is. They all belong to the Little Girl who lives on the high bed with the fluffy pillows. A very nice person to belong to.
Together is best for these three best friends. Together they look things up in the dictionary, explore the basement, and argue about the meaning of life. And together they face dogs, school, television commercials, the vastness of the sea, and the terrifying bigness of the washing machine.
A"Parents' Choice"Silver Honor Winner, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Book Award Winner, "Toys Go Out"is truly a modern classic.
About the Author
Emily Jenkins is the author of two previous books about Hank and Inkling. She also wrote the chapter books Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and Toys Come Home, plus a lot of picture books, including Lemonade in Winter, That New Animal, and Skunkdog. She bakes excellent pumpkin bread and, when swimming, wears a purple swim cap and blue goggles.
Paul O. Zelinsky is one of the most original and celebrated children's book illustrators at work today.
“Utterly delightful . . . bound to be a favorite with any child who has ever adored an inanimate object.”—School Library Journal, Starred
“An entertaining look at identity, friendship, and belonging.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred