Look out below! Let your creativity soar as toys of all shapes and sizes squeak, zip, and whirl across the page.
If you’re game, open up the world’s wackiest toy chest, where anything and everything can turn into nonstop, action-packed fun. Once again, Peter Stein’s playful verse and Bob Staake’s uproarious illustrations come together in an explosion of color and whimsy, while imagination takes center stage as the best toy of all. Toys Galore is one playground you won’t want to miss!
has been a highly successfully writer, editor, designer, and art director for more than twenty years. He is the author of seven gift books, including Age Is Nothing: Attitude Is Everything
and Fine Friends: A Little Book About You and Me
. He lives in Petaluma, California.Bob Staake
has written and/or illustrated more than fifty books, including The Red Lemon
, a New York Times Book Review
Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year. His work has graced the cover of The New Yorker
more than a dozen times, and his November 17, 2008, Barack Obama victory cover was named the Best Magazine Cover of the Year by Time
magazine. He lives on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts.
Clever verse coupled with bold primary-colored images is sure to attract and hone the attention of fun-seeking children everywhere.
[T]he imaginative illustrations will hold readers’ attention. Staake’s detailed artwork is rendered digitally, and each page has numerous playthings or activities to look at or talk about with an adult. Children will enjoy discovering and naming items.
—School Library Journal