July 7, 2009

Books about Toys

“What I believe about dolls,” she said, “is that they can do things they will not let us know about. Perhaps, really, Emily can read and talk and walk, but she will only do it when people are out of the room. That is her secret. You see, if people knew that dolls could do things, they would make them work. So, perhaps, they have promised each other to keep it a secret.”Sara Crewe, A Little Princessby Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Taleand Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity
by Mo Willems
Hilarious tales of bunnies lost and found.

The Velveteen Rabbitby Margery Williams
The classic story about a stuffed rabbit who wants to be real.

The Twelve and the Genii
by Pauline Clarke
The Twelves are a set of wooden soldiers once owned by the Brontës (Charlotte, Emily, Anne & Branwell). Once forgotten, they come to life again after a young boy, Max, discovers them. When a collector, who wants to display them in America, becomes a threat, Max helps them find their way home.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
by Kate DiCamillo.
A china rabbit learns how to open his heart to love.

The Doll's Houseand Candy Floss And Impunity Jane
by Rumer Godden
The former is about a doll family. The latter deals with the power of dolls’ wishes and how they come true.

The Mouse and His Child
by Russell Hoban.
Two tin mice, joined at the hands, go on a quest to become self-winding. Occasionally frightening, but very uplifting.

Chicken, Pig, Cow
by Ruth Ohi
Chicken, pig, and cow want to go exploring. How they get out of the barn and make friends with a large dog is the subject of this cute and charming picture book.

Toy Storyand Toy Story 2
Two entertaining and well-told films about friendship, loyalty, and loneliness, especially when a toy's owner grows up (Toy Story 2).

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