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Toys Meet Snow

Toys Meet Snow

Being the Wintertime Adventures of a Curious Stuffed Buffalo, a Sensitive Plush Stingray, and a Book-loving Rubber Ball

Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky


Toys Meet Snow

About the Book

A stuffed buffalo, a plush stingray, and a plastic ball venture outdoors and discover snow for the very first time in this delightful wintry picture book.

Lumphy, StingRay, and Plastic—the toys from the beloved chapter books Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and Toys Come Home—are back in a glorious full-color picture book, perfect for gift-giving this holiday season. Acclaimed author Emily Jenkins and Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator Paul Zelinsky have created a book destined to become a classic.
Children who have loved listening to the Toys trilogy, as well as those meeting the toys for the very first time, will be thrilled to see Lumphy, StingRay, and Plastic venture outdoors to play in the snow. Together the toys build a snowman, make snow angels, and, when day is done, head back inside their cozy house and wait for the return of the Little Girl.

Product Details

On sale: September 22, 2015
Age: 3-7 years
Grade: Preschool - 2
Page count: 40 Pages
ISBN: 9780385373302
Reading level: Lexile: AD500L | Fountas/Pinnell: M

Author Bio

Emily Jenkins is the author of numerous award-winning picture books, including Water in the Park, a Booklist Editors’ Choice and a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book; Lemonade in Winter, a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year; and two Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Books: Five Creatures and That New Animal. She also wrote the three chapter books in the Toys trilogy: Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and Toys Come Home. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Learn more at emilyjenkins.com.
Caldecott Medalist Paul O. Zelinsky is one of the most acclaimed picture book illustrators working today. He is the illustrator of Dust Devil by Anne Isaacs, a New York Times Notable Book and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum winner. He received the Caldecott Medal for his retelling of Rapunzel and three Caldecott Honors for his illustrations in Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, and Anne Isaacs's Swamp Angel. He also illustrated the three chapter books in the Toys trilogy: Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and Toys Come Home. Visit the illustrator at paulozelinsky.com.


“Utterly enchanting; a perfect bedtime read.” —School Library Journal, Starred

“The wonderfully idiosyncratic trio works brilliantly together, playing with equally exciting imaginary and realistic hypotheses about snow, their unique personalities and intellectual strengths jiving all the while… Snow never left you feeling warmer inside.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"This wonderfully understated story enchants from the first page." —Publishers Weekly, Starred

“There is perennial pleasure to be had in stories of toys come to life, and fans of Jenkins’ Toys Go Out (BCCB 11/06), its sequel, Toy Dance Party, and its prequel, Toys Come Home, already know and love stuffed buffalo Lumphy, plush StingRay, and Plastic (a rubber ball).” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Starred