Monday, January 15, 2007
Toys Go Out, by Emily Jenkins
Lumphy, StingRay, and Plastic all belong to the Little Girl who sleeps in the top bed. In this series of six related stories, the three of them have a series of hilarious adventures involving peanut butter, dictionaries, a washing machine (and dryer!), the sea, and a birthday party. Of course, they're all three of them just toys, but what fun adventures they can have!
For younger folks, you'll probably think Toy Story or its descendants, but these stories reminded me much more of Winnie the Pooh with their whimsical and clever nature. I'm not entirely sure that little kids will really understand the stories, but they are so cute and adorable. Highly recommended!