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Too Many Toys

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by David Shannon

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Spencer has too many toys! His father trips over them, his mother falls over them, and the house is overflowing with junk. Now its time to give some of the mountain of goodies away, but Spencer finds it hard. In the end, he fills a box, but decides the one toy he can't part with is the box!

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Too Many Toys 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
BeagleMommy More than 1 year ago
I'm a teacher of 12 years and a mom with a 4 and 2 year old. I just discovered David Shannon from a graphing activity where we compared his books in our classroom. I instantly fell in love with David Shannon after reading his book Too Many Toys. Since then, my students and I can't seem to get enough of his books. I told my students that I wrote on my Christmas list at home Too Many Toys. A week later I received it as a gift from one of my kiddos. I will cherish this book forever and hope to "upgrade" to a hardcover copy real soon. It's a keeper and a rereader and how many times can you really say that wholeheartedly about a book. If you love to read with expression this is a fun and easy book to go wild with. You will LOVE this book, trust a mommy and a teacher!
MonsterMama More than 1 year ago
This book was offered through Scholastic at my son's school. I almost bought it just because of the title, but remembered that he had B&N giftcards to spend, so... we ordered it here. And boy am I glad we did. The hardcover is excellent for longevity and this book will be around for a long, long time in our house. The title alone caught my eye, because we are living in a house full of "too many toys" as my four year old is an only child. We can relate to the part where everybody gives him gifts all the time. My son is just like 'Spencer' in that he finds something special about each toy he owns, which leads to "I can't part with it!" arguments. I found myself laughing out loud at the mother, since I saw reflections of me - especially in the things she said. One of my two gripes is that Spencer gave in too easily. It wasn't realistic. I think there needed to be more struggle. I also thought there needed to be a part which showed the toys being fixed/recycled and given to other children who didn't have as many toys. (Probably because that's what I'm trying to teach my son.) But still. You can't go wrong with a David Shannon book. He's awesome. And the pictures are great - especially the eyes. They're always just a wee bit crazy. What fun. Anyhow, enjoy!
ShawnSorensen43 More than 1 year ago
A fun, colorful story about extended family members and accumulation. A picture book that boys will especially be excited about, this title is one that parents will want to read again with their kids. It also has a moral - many times the most enjoyable items are ones you make, not buy. Fun doesn't always come in a wrapped box - it comes from our endless imaginations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hilarious story and pictures. My five-year-old boy loves this book and laughs every time we read it because it's so true to life. We are quickly becoming huge fans of David Shannon.
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My 5-year old son loves this book! It's one of his favorites and a must read before bed time.
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