Toys Come Home

Toys Come Home

Being the Early Experiences of An Intelligent Stingray, A Brave Buffalo, and A Brand-new Someone Called Plastic

Book - 2011
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When a little girl gets a plush stingray for her birthday, it makes friends with some of her other toys as they all try to navigate in the world of real people.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780449815922
0449815927
9780375962004
9780375862007
Branch Call Number: j JEN NVD
jff JEN NVD
Characteristics: 132 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Zelinsky, Paul O.

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courtws
Jan 01, 2014

Interestingly, I preferred this prequel to the actual first book in the series, Toys Go Out, which (if memory serves) won all sorts of awards. Perhaps this one felt like it started the trio at the beginning -- because it did -- telling the reader how the favorite toys (a buffalo, plush stingray and plastic ball) entered into Girl's home and possession.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 16, 2011

If you have to write a prequel to a popular children's book, it needs to make a certain amount of sense. Fortunately for all of us Toys Come Home makes oodles of caboodles of strudels of noodles of sense. Over the years children have asked Ms. Jenkins how Sheep lost her ear. Now that and a host of other questions (including some remarkably huge ones) are answered at long last in this endearing beginning to the beloved Toys Go Out series.

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Jan 01, 2014

courtws thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 7

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 16, 2011

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 10

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 16, 2011

How do special toys become beloved? Not in the ways you might imagine. StingRay, the stuffed sting ray, arrived too late to be a birthday present at The Girl's party. Faced with not being The Girl's favorite present she put up with the insufferable Bobby Dot (a walrus who wasn't very nice) until after helping rescue the Sheep and facing her fear of towels, she managed to become worthy of snuggling and cuddling on the high bed. Lumphy, the toughy little buffalo, was plucked from a bin full of teddies, proving his valor soon thereafter with a particularly energetic kitten. And Plastic's sheer energy and curiosity about the world leads the others to ask the ultimate question. Literally. In this way, we get to see how the characters of Toys Go Out and Toy Dance Party came to be who they are.

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