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Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins
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Jul 26, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: chapterbook, covertocover-3rd-5th-bookdiscussion, kids, fantasy, funny
Read from June 08 to 09, 2010 , read count: 1

Six stories plus three friends plus one little girl the friends all love, add up to a charming story just right for readers ready to move up to chapter books. StingRay has been around the longest and the other toys all look up to her. After all, she knows so much more than they do - like what it means to be a grown-up: “You’re not a grown-up until you’re at least eight…[then:] you can drive a limousine, and brush your teeth without being reminded, and you can read all the words in the dictionary, no matter how long.” Lumphy is a little buffalo who tries to be tough like a buffalo should be, but really, how could anyone face the terror of the washing machine? And Plastic is….well, Plastic isn’t actually quite sure what she is, but she’ll do whatever she can to find out. Jenkins packs plenty of gentle humor into her imagined secret life for these toys. As a bonus, since each chapter is a self-contained story, this is a perfect read-aloud for a class or at bedtime. Follow StingRay, Lumphy and Plastic on even more adventures by checking out the sequel Toy Dance Party!

Also includes pencil illustrations by Paul O. Zelinsky.

June 2010 Cover 2 Cover selection.
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