From wood to plastic, from stuffed to noisy. It seems everyone gave Spencer toys...even the dentist! You name the toy, Spencer has it. And now mom and dad have had it. So Spencer and Mom look at each and every toy, negotiating which ones will go in the giveaway box. Is there any toy Spencer can freely give away?
Young Reader (6):
Our daughter laughed at this story, especially the end. She loved exploring the piles of toys (and toy parts) on the pages.
Oh, so true! It's hard not to give away the ending, but it will take you back to your child's days as a toddler when, in the end, the simplest things were the best toys. Through humor, the author gets his message to kids.
Everyone can enjoy this story about kids and their toys. Together, the illustrations and story will give you plenty to share!
Be prepared and keep an empty box nearby. Your kids may really get the message and head to their own closets.
This is a humorous way of showing kids just how much STUFF they have...and how silly they sound.
There is so much you can do with this book. The first thing is grab a box and challenge your kids to reduce their own pile of toys. Make it a valuable life lesson and go together to a shelter or center where they can see that there are children who will adore their toys just like they did. You can also explore the ideas of wealth, greed, growing up (and that it's Okay to let go of things you used to like), and personal responsibility, to name a few.
7 to 9
4 to 8
Read with girl nearly 7 years old.
Buy! This is a book that you'll want to pull out at least once a year, probably until the kids outgrow the sit-around/move-around toys.
|Title||Too Many Toys|
|Publisher||Blue Sky Press © 2008|