Overview

More toys, more pressure, and more mystery in this exciting sequel to Vincent Shadow: Toy Inventor!

After winning the annual Whizzer Toys Invention Contest, twelve-year-old Vincent Shadow can't wait to start his once-in-a-lifetime internship with the renowned Mr. Whiz. Vincent wants to come up with an idea that will make toy history-but he can't even think of one that will ...
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The Top Secret Toys

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Overview

More toys, more pressure, and more mystery in this exciting sequel to Vincent Shadow: Toy Inventor!

After winning the annual Whizzer Toys Invention Contest, twelve-year-old Vincent Shadow can't wait to start his once-in-a-lifetime internship with the renowned Mr. Whiz. Vincent wants to come up with an idea that will make toy history-but he can't even think of one that will impress his little sister!

In this sequel to Vincent Shadow: Toy Inventor, toys and trouble go hand in hand as Vincent faces the ultimate test: Save Whizzer Toys or disappoint kids everywhere.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316120906
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 2/6/2012
  • Series: Vincent Shadow , #2
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 615,230
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Tim Kehoe

Tim Kehoe is the inventor of numerous toy products, including the world's first colored bubbles, called Zubbles, and he was recently named one of America's 100 Best by Reader's Digest. In 2005, Zubbles was awarded Popular Science's Grand Prize for Innovation. The Unusual Mind of Vincent Shadow was Tim's debut children's book. He lives with his wife and five children in Minnesota. Visit him online at www.timkehoe.com.

Guy Francis's work has been published in a variety of formats for children. Visit him online at www.guyfrancis.com.

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  • Posted February 17, 2012

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    Kehoe has created an imaginative series and children will be begging for more.

    Reviewed by Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot for Readers Favorite

    "The Top Secret Toys" by Tim Kehoe is the second in the 'Vincent Shadow' series and it conveys all the joys and surprises of the first book. Vincent is an eleven year old boy who is a natural at creating unusual toys. He goes to an imaginative school in which creativity is valued and rewarded. Vincent won a toy contest in the first book and in this book, he is doing a summer internship at the location of the Whizzer Toy company. The company is located in the six story home of the owner and Vincent feels a special kinship with the man. When Vincent's inventions are stolen by a would-be child inventor, Vincent and his stepsister Stella try to figure out how to put out a toy line following the death of the owner while also recovering Vincent's toy inventions. Along the way, Vincent is treated to meeting other inventors as well as toymaker idols who readily accept Vincent's strange and idiosyncratic ways of interacting with the world.

    The author has created magic for the young reader which will hold the child's attention from the beginning to the end. He develops the story line such that the child must continue to read in order to solve the mysteries apparent in the first chapters. The child is bonded with imaginative ideas and welcoming interactions between the adult toymakers and the child inventor. Kehoe has created an imaginative series and children will be begging for more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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