Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic

Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic

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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 O. Zelinsky

“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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385736619
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/09/2008
Series: Toys Go Out Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 74,630
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.22(d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

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 emilyjenkins.com.

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.

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Toys Go Out 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great read aloud chapter book. I originally checked this out at the local library for my 6 year old to read. However, she laughed so much it quickly became a family read-aloud. The book jacket says for 7-11, but a year or two younger would still enjoy it. Hilarious antecdotes of Lumphy afraid of the 'terrifying bigness' of the washing machine and hiding in the closet, Plastic getting attacked at the beach by a 'possible shark' (it was a dog), and Stingray worried that they are going to be sent to trash heap and get attacked by 'trash eating sharks and be surrounded by vomit smell'! Loved it so much we bought it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book aloud to my 1st grader, but my 3rd and 5th graders ended up listening in. The story is, of course, too childish for the older ones to admit they liked to their friends, but they later read it again on their own- so it was OK. Then we recommended it to our 1st grade teacher who was looking for a book to read to the class, and I know they enjoyed it. The personalities of the toys were charming and funny. It uses a simple plot and an old idea of toys coming to life at night but was still fresh. Perhaps it is the thoughts and anxiety of the toys like Plastic that rings so true to a child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great for kids with imagination.also very funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I reccomend
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AuthorMomCC More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting read. I tells of three toy friends and what life is like for them in a little girl's room. This is far from Toy Story-like adventures. These toys are relatively new to the world and they have lessons to learn along the way. They face their fears and learn about friendship. I recommend this book. Reviewed by Cherese Vines
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a friend who loves this book. I want to get it. Is it good?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My brothers were given this book as one of the books that they had to read over the summer before school starts. Im a few years older than they are. Our mom was reading this aloud and i happened to love it so much that i started listening to
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great short fun read. Amazing work done on lessons,and great new ways to learn and read! I really liked it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful book, speaks to kids and adults.
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Im all black and in battle my colors turn black and white stripes. Im a very strong (tom) warrior without a mate.
Jay Casey More than 1 year ago
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