Too Many Toys by David Shannon

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Caldecott Honor winner and bestselling author-illustrator David Shannon makes readers laugh aloud when young Spencer's mountain of toys becomes overwhelming. A book that will be read again and again.

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!

About David Shannon

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David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than thirty picture books, including NO, DAVID!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Book of the Year. In addition to three more David picture books, Shannon's bestsellers include TOO MANY TOYS; HOW GEORGIE RADBOURN SAVED BASEBALL (newly released in 2012); A BAD CASE OF STRIPES; DUCK ON A BIKE; ALICE THE FAIRY; and GOOD BOY, FERGUS! A native of Spokane, Washington, he is an avid fisherman. He and his family live in California.
Published October 1, 2008 by The Blue Sky Press. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Spencer owns a multitude of toys: old toys and new ones, big toys and small ones, bath toys, wooden toys, board games, computer games, miniature cars and trucks, musical instruments, stuffed animals and action figures.

Aug 01 2008 | Read Full Review of Too Many Toys

After his parents trip over one too many Legos or step on one too many stray jacks (a painful experience we know all too well), Spencer's mom declares that the time has come to pare down.

Nov 08 2017 | Read Full Review of Too Many Toys

Birmingham Public Library

See, he gets toys from just about everyone he knows and for all occasions: his mom and dad, of course, but also his grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends, the dentist, the doctor, and even the teen slacker working the counter at the Kidburger.

Jan 15 2009 | Read Full Review of Too Many Toys

Youth Services Book Review

After intense negociations, Spencer and his mom finally fill a box- but when his mom goes to bload the box in the car, she discovers that now Spencer cannot part with the box.

Dec 18 2009 | Read Full Review of Too Many Toys

The Trades

Spencer has so many toys that they flow out of his room, down the stairs, and into the rest of the house -- much to the (sometimes literal) pain of his parents.

Sep 20 2008 | Read Full Review of Too Many Toys

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