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!
Mini was born in the front seat of a mini-car in an icy car-park in South Wales. She has two sisters and one brother, and grew up in a village in Buckinghamshire with plenty of places to make camps, climb… More about Mini Grey
Hardcover | $16.99
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers May 14, 2013| 32 Pages| 8-5/8 x 9-7/8| 5-8 years| ISBN 9780307978127
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Starred Review, School Library Journal, June 2013: “Wonderfully offbeat.”
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, March 25, 2013: “Grey plumbs the pathos and humor of carelessly treated playthings. Her double narratives hint at toys’ secret lives and the desire, after adventuring, to feel safe—impulses children will easily recognize in themselves.”
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Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College Children’s Book of the YearSELECTION 2014