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

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Here is the first book in the highly acclaimed Toys trilogy, which is followed by the companion books Toy Dance Party and Toys Come Home. These six linked stories from Emily Jenkins, and illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Paul O. Zelinsky, showcase the unforgettable adventures—and misadventures—of 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.

A 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.


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About Emily Jenkins

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EMILY JENKINS is the author of the Toys Trilogy, which includes Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and, most recently, Toys Come Home, which Booklist, in a starred review, called "a timeless story of adventure and friendship to treasure aloud or independently." She is the author of numerous other books for children, including Sugar Would Not Eat It and Five Creatures. G. BRIAN KARAS is the prolific, versatile, and award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including, most recently, Neville and Clever Jack Takes the Cake, which received four starred reviews. His other books include How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?; Are You Going to Be Good?, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Home on the Bayou, which was the recipient of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; and Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!
 
Published December 18, 2008 by Schwartz & Wade. 130 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A little girl has three toys who are best friends: Stingray, a stuffed stingray who claims to know it all, Lumphy; a daring and curious stuffed buffalo; and Plastic, a bouncing, red toy who has yet to find out her true identity.

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The New York Times

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Books about sock monkeys, teddy bears, beach balls and other not-so-inanimate objects.

Nov 12 2006 | Read Full Review of Toys Go Out: Being the Advent...

Publishers Weekly

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As delightfully quirky as its subtitle, "Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic"), this buoyant chapter book relays the adventures (one per chapter) of a trio of toys.

Oct 30 2006 | Read Full Review of Toys Go Out: Being the Advent...

BC Books

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Any child who has ever loved one of her toys will love this book, as will adults.

Mar 28 2007 | Read Full Review of Toys Go Out: Being the Advent...

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If you’re an educator or parent who makes a habit of reading aloud to young children and you have not read Emily Jenkins’ two volumes of stories about one girl’s bedroom toys, then run, don’t walk, to your nearest bookstore or library to find them.

Sep 23 2011 | Read Full Review of Toys Go Out: Being the Advent...

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Emily Jenkins is the author of many highly acclaimed books for children, including the first in her Toys Go Out series, Toys Go Out, an ALA Notable Book that received three starred reviews.

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Continue A little girl has three toys who are best friends: Stingray, a stuffed stingray who claims to know it all ...

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Common Sense Media

They are stories about the irrational fears, small jealousies, and petty competitions with which the toys struggle in their own private world as they learn to trust, understand, and depend on one another – and their struggles are the kind any kid will understand, especially as they're presented w...

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