Toys Go Out

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Toys Go Out

Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic

By Emily Jenkins; Paul Zelinsky (Illustrator)

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780385736619, 117pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2008

A bit like the great movie"Toy Story"and a bit like the wonderful Kate DiCamillo book"The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane." This is a great family book. "The Washington Post"
Here is the first book in the highly acclaimed Toys trilogy, which includes the companion books"Toy Dance Party"and"Toys Come Home"and chronicles the unforgettable adventures of three brave and loving toys.
In these six linked stories from Emily Jenkins, and illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Paul O. Zelinsky, readers will meet three extraordinary friends. 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.
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.
A"Parents' Choice"Silver Honor Winner, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Book Award Winner, "Toys Go Out"is truly a modern classic.

About the Author
Emily Jenkins has written many highly acclaimed books for children, including the popular award-winning chapter books" Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, " and "Toys Come Home, " as well as a picture book that features the same beloved characters, " Toys Meet Snow, " which was named a "New York Times" Notable Book and a "Wall Street Journal" Best Children s Book of the Year. She is also the author of "A Fine Dessert, " a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book of the Year; "Water in the Park, " a "Booklist" Editors Choice and a "Bulletin" Blue Ribbon Book; and "Lemonade in Winter, " a "Publishers Weekly" Best Book of the Year. Visit her at"


Paul O. Zelinsky is the illustrator of "Dust Devil, " a "New York Times" Notable Book and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award winner. He received the Caldecott Medal for his retelling of the classic fairy tale "Rapunzel, " as well as three Caldecott Honors, for "Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, "and "Swamp Angel." His illustrations for "Toy Dance Party" were called superlative in a starred review by "Kirkus Reviews." He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Learn more at"

Praise For Toys Go Out

“Utterly delightful . . . bound to be a favorite with any child who has ever adored an inanimate object.”—School Library Journal, Starred

“An entertaining look at identity, friendship, and belonging.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred