BOOK NAME: Toy Dance Party
AUTHOR: Emily Jenkins & illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
This is a really fun book because you start thinking it is about a girl that plays with her toys. But as you read it, you find out that it’s really about her older toys being lonely because she only plays with the new toys. So, the main characters of the book are really the toys and not the people.
The main characters are Bossyboots the Stingray, Lumphy the Buffalo, Bonkers, Rocky Road, Millie and Brownie stuffed Mice, Spark the Shark. The “Silent People” are the Barbie dolls. These forgotten toys have lots of adventures together. There was one time when Bonkers the Mouse sucked into the vacuum cleaner and Spark the Shark helped rescue him. He bit the outside of the bag and Bonkers bit the inside of the bag to make an escape hole that Bonkers used to get out. Everyone cheered for Spark and Bonkers.
Another exciting part of the book is when Spark got bored and decided to go a tour of the house. He found the Silent People and nibbled their arms and legs. He returned to tell everyone else how much fun he had. When the girl the Barbie dolls with small bite marks she was very upset and thought there were real mice living in the box where she kept her Barbie dolls. So, it was a funny trick that the old toys played on their owner.
I liked this story because it had funny parts, sad parts and really made you think that no matter how old you are, you can still have fun playing with your older toys.