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Jun 26 2018

Jacob's toys: The big backyard adventure! by Claudia Woods

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Harbour Publishing, 2018. ISBN 9781922134943
First to flee were Ted and Dupree, then Tessa Turtle, Poncho and Mousy Dundee. Not far behind was the smallest of all, the teeny tiny reindeer that Jacob called Paul. Jacob tells his mother that he is too old for soft toys and he wants to give them away. His mother washes them and hangs them on the line to dry. But wild weather sets the toys free and sends them on an exciting adventure across the garden.
What will become of the toys? Will they make it to their new home safely? Will Jacob realise he will never be too old for his soft toy friends? (Publisher)
This book has very interesting illustrations. They are a mixture of real images and collage. The text is well written and the rhyming will be a winner with children from an early age. I can see them joining in or predicting the rhyming. Friendship and loyalty are interwoven through the storyline and the look and find challenge at the end of the book is a welcome addition.
Kathryn Schumacher

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