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Toys Go outby Paul Zelinsky
Synopses & Reviews
Lumphy is a stuffed buffalo. StingRay is a stuffed stingray. And Plastic... well, Plastic isn't quite sure what she is. They all belong to the Little Girl who lives on the high bed with the fluffy pillows. A very nice person to belong to.
But outside of the Little Girl's room things can be confusing. Like when Lumphy gets sticky with peanut butter on a picnic, why is he called "dirty"? Or when StingRay jumps into the bathtub, what will happen to her fur? And where in the house can they find the Little Girl a birthday present that she will love the most?
Together is best for these three best friends. Together they look things up in the dictionary, explore the basement, and argue about the meaning of life. And together they face dogs, school, television commercials, the vastness of the sea and the terrifying bigness of the washing machine.
With all the appeal of a classic, here are six linked stories form Emily Jenkins, and illustrated by Caldecott winning Paul O. Zelinsky that showcase the unforgettable adventures--and misadventures-- of three extraordinary friends.
From the Hardcover edition.
This collection of six interconnected stories follows the adventures of three curious toys, Lumphy, StingRay, and Plastic--all of whom belong to the Little Girl, as they ponder the meaning of life, among other things. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Six stories relate the adventures of three best friends, who happen to be toys.
About the Author
Emily Jenkins is the author of numerous highly acclaimed books for children, including That New Animal, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor recipient; Daffodil; My Favorite Thing (According to Alberta): Five Creatures, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor recipient, a Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book, and an American Library Association Notable; and The Secret Life of Billy's Uncle Myron. The author lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Meet Emily Jenkins and Paul O. Zelinsky as they discuss their new book Toys Go Out!
Thursday, September 14, 2006
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From the Hardcover edition.
Table of Contents
In the backpack, where it is very dark — The serious problem of Plastic-ness — The terrifying bigness of the washing machine — The possible shark — How Lumphy got on the big high bed, and lost something rather good looking — It is difficult to find the right birthday present.
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