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When Doc the bear arrives at the dump from his former home in a children's hospital, he's not sure what kind of life awaits him. But the friends he finds there are determined to make his new home a welcoming one. In the gentle, classic style of The Velveteen Rabbit, the toys discover what it's like to live on their own.

Julian Fellowes's witty text and S. D. Schindler's lov
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Hardcover, 64 pages
Published October 30th 2007 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Daniel
This book makes one wonder if the makers of Toy Story 3 read it before scripting TS3?
Lorraine Der
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Doc, a teddy bear, has lived a long and good life comforting children in a hospital dayroom. When the hospital gets spruced for a royal visit, Doc ends up at the dump where he meets other discarded toys. When the toys discover a rabbit mistakenly tossed into the trash, a heroic attempt to reunite the rabbit and boy begins. Lovely illustrations highlight the text. Appropriate for Grades 2-4.
Lobstergirl
Nice, very detailed illustrations, but the text (by the screenwriter of Gosford Park) is long and windy and uses a pretty advanced vocabulary, and there's a lot of words per page. If you're going to read this aloud with a 3-6 year old, it will take forever. (Maybe it's aimed at a slightly older child.) The story itself is not that interesting but I think kids will like the pictures.
Leigh
Very British-which adds flavor to an interesting read. Doc, a stuffed bear abandoned by the hospital where he amused the sick children is befriended by other toys also left at the local dump. Each character is fully developed and their adventures are entertaining and interesting.
Debbie
I read this book because I like Julian Fellows attitude towards life and his writing is superb!
This book puts an English spin on toys that have been dumped because they are damaged. They go on adventures and eventually the little boy finds his old bear.
It is a good heartfelt story!
Mary
A small book on the "easy juvenile" shelf, this is a charming, well written story of discarded and lost toys, who are free to talk and move when not observed by people.
Cindy
I loved this book. It reminded me of my little bear Bear Bear! A great book for anyone who has ever had a great bear or toy that they loved and feared losing!
Barb
A little bit of Toy Story... a little bit of Edward Tulane... a whole lot of fun. A very sweet story and the kids really enjoyed it.
Marge
Oct 12, 2008 Marge added it
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Funny story about stuffed animals once there thrown away. You may never throw away another stuffed animal
Ever
This is so sweet. I'm hoping there will be additional stories in the future.
Heather
Jan 31, 2008 Heather rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: kids ages 4-11
Shelves: child-fiction
Great read aloud
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Julian Alexander Kitchener-Fellowes (Baron Fellowes of West Stafford), DL. English actor, novelist, screenwriter, and director.

Fellowes is the youngest son of Peregrine Fellowes (a diplomat and Arabist who campaigned to have Haile Selassie restored to his throne during World War II). Julian inherited the title of Lord of the Manor of Tattershall from his father, making him the fourth Fellowes to h
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