“This has all the charm and delight of a really good picture book, with many more pages to love. Jenkins' characters are endearing, their voices distinct and sincere. Everything about this book is accessible, from the art, to the design, to the characters, to the writing.”
— Sarah Todd, Children's Book World, Haverford, PA
Here is the second book in the highly acclaimed Toys Trilogy, which includes the companion books "Toys Go Out" and "Toys Come Home." Lumphy, Stingray, and Plastic are back And this time the lovable trio finds that their little girl has left for winter vacation and taken a box of dominoes, a stegosaurus puzzle, and two Barbie dolls but not them. Could she have forgotten them? As the girl starts to grow up, the three best friends must join together to brave a blizzard, save the toy mice from the vacuum, and make sure that they ll always have the little girl's love. (And they still have time to throw an all-out dance party with the washing machine )
About the Author
Emily Jenkins is the author of two previous books about Hank and Inkling. She also wrote the chapter books Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and Toys Come Home, plus a lot of picture books, including Lemonade in Winter, That New Animal, and Skunkdog. She bakes excellent pumpkin bread and, when swimming, wears a purple swim cap and blue goggles.
Paul O. Zelinsky is one of the most original and celebrated children's book illustrators at work today.
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2008: "Poignant and compelling, this sequel sparkles."