Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic Paperback – September 9, 2008
|New from||Used from|
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
From School Library Journal
Starred Review. Kindergarten-Grade 3–In this utterly delightful peek into the secret lives of toys, three beloved playthings participate in a series of small adventures. StingRay is a plush stuffed animal who enjoys acting the know-it-all. Lumphy is a tough little buffalo who doesnt mind the occasional cuddle. And Plastic (whose physical appearance is kept mysterious for quite some time) is a sensible bouncy ball. They are the best friends of a little girl and they deal with the world around them in their own particular manner. From meditating on the scary unknown (washing machines) to understanding what makes an individual special, Jenkins gives readers an early chapter book with plenty of delightful insights, well-thought-out details, and loving affection for her characters. Here is a book bound to be a favorite with any child who has ever adored an inanimate object. Zelinskys beautifully detailed black-and-white illustrations are a lovely addition to this very special book.–Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
For beginning chapter-book readers, this secret-lives-of-toys story will entertain, inspire, and comfort as it relates the experiences of three engaging toy best friends: Lumphy the buffalo, plush StingRay, and Plastic. In six interconnected chapters, the distinctly drawn characters face concerns and situations kids will respond to: shy Lumphy's fear of the washing machine and having a bath; gentle Plastic's identity crisis; and know-it-all StingRay's embarrassing bathtub comeuppance, which ends happily with reassurances of her friends' love. There's even occasional "sibling rivalry," as the toys compete for beloved Little Girl's affections. The simple prose is clever and often hilarious, incorporating dialogue and musings that ring kid-perspective true, and Zelinsky's charming black-and-white illustrations, wonderfully detailed and textured, expressively portray character situations and feelings. Deftly blending humor and insight, the story will charm readers as the toys come to recognize and appreciate themselves, one another, and their deep connection. Shelle Rosenfeld
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
Browse award-winning titles. See more
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I continue to purchase this book for every young child in my life as it TRULY is an incredible,sweet,funny, adventure book.
Both our kids (8 and 10) loved this book, as did both of the grownups. My son's 3rd-grade teacher bought it for the class after reading it on our recommendation. We loved it.
My favorite character was stingray, he was sooo dramatic! Plastic was hilarious!
I highly recommend this book!
Review written by Tomas my 7 year old son
While I owned this book in my old school library since publication I just read it. And I am glad I did. It is a spectacular look at a young girl's toys and the lives they lead. From bouncing around in a backpack heading to school for show and tell to being washed in the washing machine the toys share their fears and joys with each other and the reader. Although it looks like an early chapter book it reads more sophisticated so I would recommend it for 2nd graders who are strong readers through 6th graders who are reluctant or below grade level. Each chapter is an adventure and the illustrations are adorable. In my new school library I am going to recommend it to girls who like Toy Story! And now on to the sequel.