Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a
Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic by Emily Jenkins
Growing up, it was my dad who read night time stories with me. I think it was my mom's way of making sure there was quality father/daughter time every night since she was home all day while he was at work. I've sort of continued this tradition, having my husband read stories to the kids each night. Plus he's just better at it.
But I saw this book at the toy store the other day and it looked cute so when I saw that my library had it on its new books shelf, I grabbed it (reaching my limit of 50 books checked out). And it was so cute sounding that I've been reading it to them. We've read 3 of the 6 stories. My favorite was the one where Plastic searches all over for what type of habitat he's from, what he likes to eat, etc. The StingRay, sort of a know-it-all, tells him that plastics live where it's cold and are very furry. Plastic replies, "I'm not very furry." To which StingRay says, "You probably lost all of your fur in an accident." And then "Plastic tries to remember a fur-losing accident, but it must have slipped her mind." Finally, TukTuk the towel (Buddy's favorite character) informs Plastic that she's a ball named Plastic. Not a plastic. It's very cute.
I might be enjoying this book more than my kids, I almost read ahead last night while they were in bed. But they are liking it too.
And there's a second book coming out in September, Toy Dance Party. I can't wait.