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Christmas at the Toy Museum

2.67  ·  Rating details ·  45 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
It’s Christmas Eve at the Toy Museum-and when the lights go out, the magic begins!

One very special Christmas Eve, Bunting and the rest of the toys in the museum are gathered around the tree — but what’s this? There are no presents! What can they do? The normally reserved Bunting has a wonderful idea. Why don’t the toys give themselves to one another as gifts? The toys lear
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by Candlewick Press (first published September 1st 2011)
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paula
Sep 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Oh shut up. I can like a Christmas book if I want to. In fact, just the other day I told the story of my friend's kitten which she adopted after I had rescued it from up a tree at midnight on Christmas Eve, and we were told, "If you write that story as a picture book, you would make A MILLION DOLLARS."

SO FINE. This one has toys and no presents and a big honkin tree and an angel - a REAL angel, no less - and a whoooole lot of red and green, and I like it. Except for the end. The ending is lame.
Barbara
Bunting, a cat toy who lives with the other toys in a toy museum, decides that each of the toys will wrap one another up so that they all have a present to unwrap on Christmas day. But after they do so, Bunting is still without a present until an angel gives him a wish. This picture book celebrates in nostalgic fashion the true meaning of Christmas. My heart was touched by the toys' excitement about being gifts for one another. The ink and watercolor illustrations consist of smiling toys and fes ...more
Russell Olson
Dec 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
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Joella www.cinjoella.com
The toys at the toy museum are all alone on Christmas Eve and wonder where all the presents are. So, they decide to give themselves to each other. Only, the last toy to be opened doesn't have a gift to open...until a little Christmas magic happens.

Fun story, but with so many Christmas books out there, this is just another nice addition. Not a must-have.
Bethe
Nov 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
Although this book features a new setting for a holiday story, the toy museum, no other new ground is covered. The endpapers identify the toys but there is no indication of why they are included in the museum. Nice story, bright colors, clear illustrations, but nothing to distinguish it from the existing multitude of Christmas stories.
Pam
Dec 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
The story line of this book by David Lucas is just too simple. Sure there was a small twist at the end but taken as a whole the story was just lacking. The illustrations are bright and colorful but they share the same problem and therefore could not support the story.
Paula
Oct 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
One very special Christmas Eve Bunting and the rest of the toys in the museum are gathered around the tree, but what's this? There are no presents! What can they do? The normally reserved Bunting has a wonderful idea. Why don't the toys give themselves to each other as gifts?
Shelli
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
A story of the first Christmas told through the point of view of toys. I don't see children getting really excited about the story or the illustrations though.
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David Lucas has written and illustrative several books for children and was named a Booktrust Best New Illustrator. He lives in London.
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