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A very silly (not-too-scary) story about losing a beloved toy.

That summer night, the toys were left outside. . . . For the very first time, the Wonderdoll, the helpful wind-up robot, the thoughtful green dinosaur, and the rest of their plucky gang lie in the grass, gazing up at the stars. But one star seems brighter than the rest. As it grows bigger and bigger, the toys realize it may not be a star at all! Soon they're venturing into the unknown, traveling by spaceship, where they meet a lonely alien in need of help, and some friends. 

   From ever-inventive, award-winning author-illustrator Mini Grey comes a hilarious and heartfelt new adventure: a motley group of toys left outside in the garden become true friends and brave heroes--in space!

Review:

"Seven toys, strewn in a grassy yard on a summer night, stare in awe at the starry sky. Among them are a superhero, robot, cowboy, and various animals, and voice balloons suggest their range of personalities. ' ‘We need someone to tell us a story!' said the Blue Rabbit. The Wonder-Doll thought for a moment, and then she began.' The doll imagines their abduction by an alien who looks 'rather like a glove.' The Hoctopize is on a mission to find 'its Cuddles,' a beloved plaything, and the misplaced toys aid in the quest, hopeful that they themselves will not be forgotten long. The toys in the yard peek in from the margins of Grey's comics-influenced pages, offering their opinionated commentary on the WonderDoll's storytelling (the effect is akin to a particularly boisterous preschool story hour), even influencing the direction the tale takes. As in her Traction Man books, Grey plumbs the pathos and humor of carelessly treated playthings. Her double narratives hint at toys' secret lives and the desire, after adventuring, to feel safe — impulses children will easily recognize in themselves. Ages 5 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Synopsis:

A very silly (not-too-scary) story about losing a beloved toy.

That summer night, the toys were left outside. . . . For the very first time, the Wonderdoll, the helpful wind-up robot, the thoughtful green dinosaur, and the rest of their plucky gang lie in the grass, gazing up at the stars. But one star seems brighter than the rest. As it grows bigger and bigger, the toys realize it may not be a star at all! Soon they're venturing into the unknown, traveling by spaceship, where they meet a lonely alien in need of help, and some friends. 

   From ever-inventive, award-winning author-illustrator Mini Grey comes a hilarious and heartfelt new adventure: a motley group of toys left outside in the garden become true friends and brave heroes--in space!

About the Author

MINI GREY is the creator of the Boston Globe-Horn Book award-winning picture book Traction Man Is Here! as well as Traction Man Meets TurboDog and Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey. Collectively, the three Traction Man books have received 15 starred reviews. Her brilliant, quirky humor can also be seen in Three by the Sea, The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon, and Ginger Bear.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307978127
Author:
Grey, Mini
Publisher:
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Toys, Dolls, & Puppets
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20130514
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.13 x 10 x 0.39 in 1.1 lb
Age Level:
from 5 up to 8

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Product details 32 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780307978127 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Seven toys, strewn in a grassy yard on a summer night, stare in awe at the starry sky. Among them are a superhero, robot, cowboy, and various animals, and voice balloons suggest their range of personalities. ' ‘We need someone to tell us a story!' said the Blue Rabbit. The Wonder-Doll thought for a moment, and then she began.' The doll imagines their abduction by an alien who looks 'rather like a glove.' The Hoctopize is on a mission to find 'its Cuddles,' a beloved plaything, and the misplaced toys aid in the quest, hopeful that they themselves will not be forgotten long. The toys in the yard peek in from the margins of Grey's comics-influenced pages, offering their opinionated commentary on the WonderDoll's storytelling (the effect is akin to a particularly boisterous preschool story hour), even influencing the direction the tale takes. As in her Traction Man books, Grey plumbs the pathos and humor of carelessly treated playthings. Her double narratives hint at toys' secret lives and the desire, after adventuring, to feel safe — impulses children will easily recognize in themselves. Ages 5 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , CN
"Synopsis" by , A very silly (not-too-scary) story about losing a beloved toy.

That summer night, the toys were left outside. . . . For the very first time, the Wonderdoll, the helpful wind-up robot, the thoughtful green dinosaur, and the rest of their plucky gang lie in the grass, gazing up at the stars. But one star seems brighter than the rest. As it grows bigger and bigger, the toys realize it may not be a star at all! Soon they're venturing into the unknown, traveling by spaceship, where they meet a lonely alien in need of help, and some friends. 

   From ever-inventive, award-winning author-illustrator Mini Grey comes a hilarious and heartfelt new adventure: a motley group of toys left outside in the garden become true friends and brave heroes--in space!

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