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Publisher Comments:

Caldecott Honor winner and bestselling author-illustrator David Shannon makes readers laugh aloud when young Spencer's mountain of toys becomes overwhelming. A book that will be read again and again.

Spencer has too many toys! His father trips over them, his mother falls over them, and the house is overflowing with junk. Now its time to give some of the mountain of goodies away, but Spencer finds it hard. In the end, he fills a box, but decides the one toy he can't part with is the box!

Review:

"Even the most unreasonable child will concede that Spencer, Shannon's young hero, has too much of a good thing. But what's a kid to do? The toys just keep coming: from well-wishers, from birthday party hosts, from fast food joints, even from school, where they're rewards 'for having lots of Peace Person Points.' When his exasperated mother decides to cull the herd, Spencer's not-so-delicate negotiations give Shannon (No, David!) plenty of opportunity to display his flair for kid-friendly expressionism and domestic satire (one of the most annoying toys turns out to belong to dad). But what will ultimately keep kids glued to the page is the sheer breadth and depth of the overflowing inventory. Toys 'R' Spencer is a sight to behold, encompassing the tried-and-true (teddy bears, dump trucks), the spoof (a miniature Titanic) and the flat-out weird (a poultry monstrosity with Alfred E. Newman ears and a propeller head). Warning: do not administer to kids close to Christmas. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Spencer has too many toys and the house is overflowing with junk. Now it's time to give some of the mountain of goodies away, but Spencer finds it hard. A Caldecott Honor illustrator presents an irresistibly funny look at a familiar problem.

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About the Author

David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than thirty picture books, including NO, DAVID!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Book of the Year. In addition to three more David picture books, Shannons bestsellers include TOO MANY TOYS; HOW GEORGIE RADBOURN SAVED BASEBALL (newly released in 2012); A BAD CASE OF STRIPES; DUCK ON A BIKE; ALICE THE FAIRY; and GOOD BOY, FERGUS! A native of Spokane, Washington, he is an avid fisherman. He and his family live in California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780439490290
Author:
Shannon, David
Publisher:
Blue Sky Press (AZ)
Subject:
Parent and child
Subject:
Toys
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Toys, Dolls, & Puppets
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Blue Sky Press (AZ) - English 9780439490290 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Even the most unreasonable child will concede that Spencer, Shannon's young hero, has too much of a good thing. But what's a kid to do? The toys just keep coming: from well-wishers, from birthday party hosts, from fast food joints, even from school, where they're rewards 'for having lots of Peace Person Points.' When his exasperated mother decides to cull the herd, Spencer's not-so-delicate negotiations give Shannon (No, David!) plenty of opportunity to display his flair for kid-friendly expressionism and domestic satire (one of the most annoying toys turns out to belong to dad). But what will ultimately keep kids glued to the page is the sheer breadth and depth of the overflowing inventory. Toys 'R' Spencer is a sight to behold, encompassing the tried-and-true (teddy bears, dump trucks), the spoof (a miniature Titanic) and the flat-out weird (a poultry monstrosity with Alfred E. Newman ears and a propeller head). Warning: do not administer to kids close to Christmas. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Spencer has too many toys and the house is overflowing with junk. Now it's time to give some of the mountain of goodies away, but Spencer finds it hard. A Caldecott Honor illustrator presents an irresistibly funny look at a familiar problem.
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