Toys in Space by Mini Grey

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This tale has a heart of gold, while the art uses comic-book sensibility...and a savvy aesthetic to prevent any hint of saccharine...Blending edginess and childhood reality...this will satisfy many tastes.
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A very silly (not-too-scary) story about losing a beloved toy. That summer night, the toys were left outside. . . . For the very first time, the Wonderdoll, the helpful wind-up robot, the thoughtful green dinosaur, and the rest of their plucky gang lie in the grass, gazing up at the stars. But one star seems brighter than the rest. As it grows bigger and bigger, the toys realize it may not be a star at all! Soon they're venturing into the unknown, traveling by spaceship, where they meet a lonely alien in need of help, and some friends. From ever-inventive, award-winning author-illustrator Mini Grey comes a hilarious and heartfelt new adventure: a motley group of toys left outside in the garden become true friends and brave heroes--in space! From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Mini Grey

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MINI GREY is the creator of the Boston Globe-Horn Book award-winning picture book Traction Man Is Here! as well as Traction Man Meets TurboDog and Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey. Collectively, the three Traction Man books have received 15 starred reviews. Her brilliant, quirky humor can also be seen in Three by the Sea, The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon, and Ginger Bear.

















Author Residence: Oxford, UK
 
Published May 14, 2013 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Mar 06 2013

This tale has a heart of gold, while the art uses comic-book sensibility...and a savvy aesthetic to prevent any hint of saccharine...Blending edginess and childhood reality...this will satisfy many tastes.

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