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Toy Dance Party: Being the Further Adventures of a Bossyboots Stingray, a Courageous Buffalo, and a Hopeful Round Someone Called Plastic

Toy Dance Party Being the Further Adventures of a Bossyboots Stingray a Courageous Buffalo and a Hopeful Round Someone Called Plastic 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 fi

  • Title: Toy Dance Party: Being the Further Adventures of a Bossyboots Stingray, a Courageous Buffalo, and a Hopeful Round Someone Called Plastic
  • Author: Emily Jenkins Paul O. Zelinsky
  • ISBN: 9780375839351
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 AHere 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

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    1. Jenny on said:

      This is my favorite of the three chapter books! I love the dance party. I felt so bad for the poor shark. There is so much humor and delight in these books. Just such fun!

    2. Ramarie on said:

      I didn't care for this book as much as the first one, Toys Go Out. I even read it over 3 days, just to see if it was my mood affecting my disinterest. I guess the novelty of the toys who talk didn't work as well as the first, where the reader was wondering who Plastic was and was enchanted by Sting Ray and Lumphy. There were too many other toy characters in this book and in the first book, each of the linked chapters/episodes seemed more touching than this book. The dialogue was even contrived i [...]

    3. Mary on said:

      Well, now I know why Emily Jenkins recommends this trilogy be read in the order in which they were written, not the order in which they occur in time. Unfortunately, I didn't read her recommendation until I had finished the prequel Toys Come Home. This has a rather sad ending as "Honey" is growing up. I would much preferred to have ended with Toys Come Home. But what a wonderful trilogy!

    4. Rebecca on said:

      Toy Dance Party is the second book in the Toy's Go Out trilogy. I read Toys Go Out with my second grade students in the winter and they adored it so much we checked out Toy Dance Party. Emily Jenkins is a skillful writer and takes the reader inside the world of bedroom toys. My students gained great practice engaging in directing reading thinking activities throughout both books. They would make thoughtful predictions, ask questions, and cite evidence from the text. Throughout the entire book, t [...]

    5. Shirley on said:

      Audio. This one was a different narrator than the first book. This narrator sounded more juvenile which fits the book, but I did miss the smoothness of the first one sometimes. Similar stories to the first book in terms of toys working out their differences or dealing with changes. I actually really liked it for my 6 year old for that reason. It was also more fun to come back to the same characters.

    6. Kara on said:

      Love these books and these characters, their seemingly innocent simple fears and concerns that mirror our own, and the lessons they learn. Great for kids and parents alike.

    7. Becky on said:

      Jenkins, Emily. 2008. Toy Dance Party: Being The Further Adventures of a Bossyboots Stingray, a Courageous Buffalo, & A Hopeful Round Someone Called Plastic.Toy Dance Party is the sequel to Toys Go Out. (Full name is Toys Go Out: The Adventures of A Knowledgeable Stingray, A Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic.) Both books are illustrated by the much-beloved Paul O. Zelinsky. (I'll admit both of these covers I just absolutely adore. Both say "read me, read me.") As in the first [...]

    8. Allison Floyd on said:

      Oh, Toys, you break my heart in this one, you poor little dears. The first thing I wondered about when I picked up Toys Come Home (the most recently written in the trilogy, although it serves as a sort of prologue) was what would become of you when the Girl inevitably grew up. Here, we have the answer, or the intimation of such: a sad meditation on the outgrowing of "childish" things indeed. I admire that Jenkins didn't supply a pat ending here, wherein Things Return to Just the Way They Were in [...]

    9. Demi Purdy on said:

      This is the sequel to the book, Toys Go Out. It continues the adventures of our toy friends, Lumphy, StingRay, and Plastic. However, this isn't as much of a series of vignettes as the previous book was as it is a little more consistent. The toys still have their own adventures like when StingRay is taken to the movies and see the (fictional) movie, The Fairy Treasure; the arrival of a rubber shark who is later named after the main character of the movie, DaisySparkle (but the shark prefers to be [...]

    10. Bobby Simic on said:

      I loved the first book, "Toys Go Out," and I loved this one, it's sequel, just as much. As in the first, it's sweet, clever, wry, and heartwarming. But with this one, a tinge of melancholy is cast over some of the adventures of StingRay, the stuffed stingray, Lumphy, the stuffed buffalo, and Plastic, a ball. An inanimate object with a possible irreparable condition could mean the equivalent of death in their world. And as their owner, a little girl now referred to as "Honey," grows, the toys see [...]

    11. Linda on said:

      Lumphy the stuffed buffalo, Sting Ray, and Plastic are back. Other toys and household items are capable of sentience and they're enjoyable to meet. My favorite is a washer named Frank. You've gotta love a washing machine that not only has a name--Frank (great name for an appliance if you ask me!) but a cool personality--he's a singer with style. Yep, Frank and his dryer companion are definitely a high point. I also like the stuffed animals opinions of Barbies. :)However, I'm not too thrilled wit [...]

    12. Megan on said:

      I absolutely loved it! I had expected it to be too much like Toy Story knock-and I don't really like Toy Story, but I was wrong. It is one of the best kids' books I've read in a long time because of the lovable characters and funny dialogue and scenes where nothing really happens, but in the Toys' world, it feels as if everything happens. And the story feels very natural and believable; you never feel that the author is trying to sell you some far-fetched plot. Give it to young readers everywher [...]

    13. Amy on said:

      I love Emily Jenkins and how she writes about these bossy, optimistic, overwhelmed, joyous, misinformed, loving toys. The toys worry as Honey grows older and starts playing more often with Barbies ("they don't even speak!") and other horrifying developments, and they worry about their place in the social order. Frank the washer and the dryer also feature in this sequel, as does one of my very favorite characters, wise but often left-out Tuk-Tuk the bathroom towel. Things come to a head when spar [...]

    14. Mary on said:

      This book is a very cute book, i love how Emily Jenkins came up with the idea of talking, walking and living stuffed animals, and how their lives can be just as crazy, (and crazier)as our lives! with the lovable characters: Lumphy, Sting Ray and Plastic, In the story, the little girl who owns them is going on a vacation, she brings a few toys with her, but, not, NOT THEM!!!! how could she forget THEM? the three friends have to adventure through a blizzard, save the toy mice from the dreadful vac [...]

    15. Melody on said:

      1/2012 Stet7/2008 This follow-up to Toys Go Out was fun, though it suffers in comparison. I found it a little too preachy, a little too obvious, and just not as joyful. The undertone of snark that I adored in TGO was missing. There were moments of delight, though, when our friends Stingray and Lumphy get in over their fuzzy little heads, and their hatred of Barbie made me laugh.

    16. Julie on said:

      I just finished reading this out loud to my kids. Since it's the second of this series I've read out loud, I've really gotten the voices down, especially Plastic and Lumphy - it's very fun. It really struck me in this one how Jenkins sneaks some pretty serious life issues into these toys' lives. When the dryer might be nearing the end of her life, there's a look at how two different characters deal with such a situation. Plenty of jealousy too. Reading these aloud provides opportunity for explai [...]

    17. Kelly Bennett on said:

      I love this book, and its companion TOYS GO OUT! They are soft and touching and funny with an old-timey comforting story feel. Delightful read-alouds for 5-8 year olds. And when I say funny, it is funny. The dance party is great fun! The toys worry about each other, worry about the girl (who's name, they deduce is "Honey" since the adults seem to call her that: "honey, come here" "honey, do this" "honey, time for bed." They are real!

    18. Sunnyvale Librarian on said:

      The Little Girl and her toys, Lumphy the buffalo, bossy Stingray and Plastic the ball, are back! There's only one problem--the Little Girl is growing, becoming the Girl, and now she doesn't play with her old toys, she has sleepovers and plays with--Barbies! The toys are left to their own devices, and they end up making new friends and holding a Toy Dance Party. And they find out that the Girl still loves them.

    19. Allison on said:

      I liked this book a lot, though the ending left me feeling a little heartachey. The dance party scenes were cute. I also really liked the concept of "the Silent Barbies." But, ultimately, it left me with that kind of melancholy that the Toy Story movies make me feel. That "sniffle sniffle," as I try not to think about my own children growing up too fast. Still, it takes a good book to make you feel all that.

    20. Melissa on said:

      In this volume, the toys deal with their ever evolving friendships, new toys introduced to the bedroom clan, and the Little Girl growing up - and less fond of her toys. While in the first volume, the stories were not connected, this was truly more of a chapter book telling a sequential story. I docked it a star because it didn't seem to include the same morals for children to learn from that I so loved in the first volume. Still wonderful, but it just didn't hold up to the first one.

    21. Lindi on said:

      I love this trilogy by Emily Jenkins! They are perfect read-alouds for young children; when you are ready to start on chapter books. Each chapter is like a mini-story; the characters are engaging and the conflicts real, but non-threatening. Friendship, jealousy, fear and change -- all are introduced and resolved with humor and love.This was also my first iPad book! Twenty-first century, here I come!

    22. Amanda on said:

      When my 5 year old found this on the library shelf, he was so excited to bring it home! I read it to him and my 3 year old--and while it was a cute book, the plot was pretty weak and it seemed more a collection of random stories than anything else. If my son see the third one on the shelf, we may read it, but I won't seek it out for him. Needles to say, the kids were entertained by it, but I think the major themes were over their heads.

    23. Miss Sarah on said:

      I didn't love this as much as the first entry in the series Toys go out. I thought since I already knew the characters this would be even better than the first. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed this entry, I just didn't love it as much as the first. I especially liked how the toys were growing up along with the little girl. There were lessons on friendship, behavior, and acceptance. It was nice to see the toys react to new friends and I loved plastics choice to be naughty or nice!

    24. Jean on said:

      Ha ha! I always knew that Barbies were silent, worthless toys. Give me toys with heart and spirit anytime. Toys like Lumphy the Buffalo (he's my favorite - sorry Stingray). This is a wonderful sequel to Toys Go Out, one of my favorites a few years ago.

    25. Linnae on said:

      More adventures with Lumphy, Stingray, Plastic, and the gang. There seemed to be a lot of rescues in this one and the general idea that friends help friends no matter what.Once again, my kiddos were kind ofwary. I don't know how else to describe it. They didn't love it, but still wanted to listen to it. Since our stack of books to read out loud just keeps growing, we'll move on with no regrets.

    26. Stephanie on said:

      I read this to my 4 and 6 year olds and they liked it as much as Toys Go Out. They want another one!

    27. Sarah on said:

      LikeToys Go Out , a thoroughly enjoyable read. If all kids' books were this charming, I'd read a lot more of them!

    28. Spanish Springs LibraryBook Buddies on said:

      Book Discussion Questions:1. Why are the toys left in?2. Where did the Girl take Stingray? 3. What is Plastic? Is she really “plastic”?What is the Garbage-eating Sharkreally?5. What is Lumphy?6. The Girl is starting to lose interest in her toys. Can you find out why?7. What is your favorite character? Why?

    29. Kaethe on said:

      This is a book that makes me wish I had a younger child to read it to. I love those little toys, and the things they get up to when the people aren't around. And I particularly loved Honey's effort to make pink milk. Oh, and a cautionary tale about nature programs with sharks.Library copy.

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