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Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic

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"As delightfully quirky as its subtitle, 'Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic'), this buoyant chapter book relays the adventures (one per chapter) of a trio of toys. As the tale opens, Lumphy (a plush buffalo), StingRay (a stuffed fish) and Plastic (who, in a quasi-mystery plot thread, discovers that she is a rubber ball) thump along in a dark backpack. The three worry about where they might be headed ('The Girl doesn't love us and she's trying to get rid of us!') — perhaps to the vet (who will poke them 'over and over with needles the size of carrots') or to the zoo (where they will have to live 'each one in a separate cage') — only to find themselves at school as the Little Girl's show-and-tell. Their humorous dialogue may feel to readers much like eavesdropping on the playground (when Plastic says of dental floss, 'Maybe it feels nice.... You never know until you try,' Lumphy replies, 'I know without trying'). The omniscient narrator also chimes in with wry comments (e.g., a description of StingRay, 'who sometimes says she knows things when she doesn't'). Supporting characters include a 'bumpity washing machine' named Frank, who serenades a fearful peanut-buttery Lumphy through the wash cycle, and kind TukTuk the towel who helps Plastic in his self-discovery. Zelinsky's half-tone illustrations depict the most dramatic moment in each episode from the toy's eye — view. Together, author and artist take an entertaining look at identity, friendship and belonging. Ages 7-11. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375836046
Author:
Jenkins, Emily
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade Books
Illustrator:
Zelinsky, Paul O.
Illustrator:
Zelinsky, Paul
Author:
illustrated by Paul Zelinsky
Author:
Zelinsky, Paul
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Toys, Dolls, & Puppets
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Series:
Toys Go Out
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.38x7.20x.70 in. .88 lbs.
Age Level:
06-09

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Product details 128 pages Schwartz & Wade Books - English 9780375836046 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "As delightfully quirky as its subtitle, 'Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic'), this buoyant chapter book relays the adventures (one per chapter) of a trio of toys. As the tale opens, Lumphy (a plush buffalo), StingRay (a stuffed fish) and Plastic (who, in a quasi-mystery plot thread, discovers that she is a rubber ball) thump along in a dark backpack. The three worry about where they might be headed ('The Girl doesn't love us and she's trying to get rid of us!') — perhaps to the vet (who will poke them 'over and over with needles the size of carrots') or to the zoo (where they will have to live 'each one in a separate cage') — only to find themselves at school as the Little Girl's show-and-tell. Their humorous dialogue may feel to readers much like eavesdropping on the playground (when Plastic says of dental floss, 'Maybe it feels nice.... You never know until you try,' Lumphy replies, 'I know without trying'). The omniscient narrator also chimes in with wry comments (e.g., a description of StingRay, 'who sometimes says she knows things when she doesn't'). Supporting characters include a 'bumpity washing machine' named Frank, who serenades a fearful peanut-buttery Lumphy through the wash cycle, and kind TukTuk the towel who helps Plastic in his self-discovery. Zelinsky's half-tone illustrations depict the most dramatic moment in each episode from the toy's eye — view. Together, author and artist take an entertaining look at identity, friendship and belonging. Ages 7-11. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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