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Friday, December 20, 2013

Book Review: Too Many Toys

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The book’s colorful, zoomed-in drawings of piles upon piles of one-eyed teddy bears, maniacal-faced figurines and errant puzzle pieces speak volumes about how toys can easily become junk. 
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By the end of the story, Spencer and his mom have seemingly made progress, filling a huge box with agreed-upon toys to give away. Spencer’s mom takes a short break for a cup of tea and when she comes back upstairs, she’s exasperated to find the toys scattered all over the floor again. The last page shows Spencer in the box, now decorated to look like a rocket ship, exclaiming, “It’s the best toy EVER!”

Especially during this season of holiday excess, Too Many Toys delivers the timely message that more isn’t always better. 

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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Alison Novak

Alison Novak

Alison is the former managing editor at Kids VT, Seven Days' parenting publication and writes about education for Seven Days.


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