Toys Come Home
Being the Early Experiences of an Intelligent Stingray, a Brave Buffalo, and a Brand-New Someone Called Plastic
Here is the final book in the highly acclaimed Toys trilogy, which includes the companion books"Toys Go Out "and"Toy Dance Party"and chronicles the unforgettable adventures of three brave and loving toys.
Fans of the series, as well as newcomers, will happily discover how Lumphy, StingRay, and Plastic came to live with the Girl. In six linked adventures, readers will also learn how the one-eared Sheep became one-eared, watch a cranky toy meet an unfortunate end, and best of all, learn why it's okay for someone you truly love to puke on you. This is perhaps the most charming of three inimitably charming books destined to become classics.
A"Wall Street Journal"Best Children's Book of the Year
A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year
A Junior Library Guild Selection
"A timeless story of adventure and friendship to treasure aloud or independently. Wholly satisfying, this may well leave readers expecting to see the Velveteen Rabbit peeking in the bedroom window and smiling approvingly." "Booklist, "Starred
The best talking toy stories since"Winnie-the-Pooh." "Kirkus Reviews"
"A book destined to be read to children at bedtime for decades (nay, centuries?) to come. It is rare that prequels exceed the books they are meant to simply introduce, but this is one of the few." Betsy Bird, "A Fuse #8 Production"
"From the Hardcover edition.
Schwartz & Wade Books, 9780375962004, 132pp.
Publication Date: September 13, 2011
About the Author
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 paulozelinsky.com. "From the Hardcover edition.""