Toys Go Out
Paul O. Zelinsky
"Utterly delightful... bound to be a favorite with
any child who has ever adored an inanimate object. Zelinsky's beautifully
detailed black-and-white illustrations are a lovely addition to this
--School Library Journal, starred review
--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A great family book. It has wonderful illustrations by
Paul O. Zelinsky and makes a great read-aloud for kids of all ages
before they snuggle into bed with those favorites."
"...clever and often hilarious... charming black-and-white
illustrations, wonderfully detailed and textured..."
--Booklist, starred review
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Chapter 1: In the Backpack
toys who are best of friends: Lumphy, StingRay and Plastic. Lumphy is
a plush buffalo, StingRay
is a plush sting ray, and Plastic—well, Plastic doesn't quite
know what she is.
Go Out page on www.RandomHouse.com, and read an excerpt
They are among the toys belonging to the girl who sleeps on the high
bed. They live in her bedroom. Sometimes they get taken places, in
the dark inside of the backpack. They worry. They argue. They
try to figure things out. And the one-eared sheep will nibble on
Join them on their adventures: at the beach, at a birthday party,
on the high bed at night; or on a picnic, smeared with peanut butter
and heading home
to the dreaded washing machine.
young chapter book is charming, funny and heart-wrenchingly true.
You won't soon forget it.