Canton Public Library’s story teller Beth Griffin will host a children’s book club this February to discuss one of the Children’s staff’s favorite books, whose full title is Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic, by author Emily Jenkins and Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky. Participants should be in grades 1 through 3, and will share a snack, make a craft, and enjoy a game while talking about Lumphy, Stingray, and Plastic, their philosophies of life and their many adventures. The discussion will take place at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 9.
Readers of Toys Go Out will enjoy six linked stories that showcase the unforgettable adventures--and misadventures-- of three extraordinary friends. Lumphy is a stuffed buffalo. StingRay is a stuffed stingray. And Plastic... well, Plastic isn't quite sure "what" she is. They all belong to the Little Girl who lives on the high bed with the fluffy pillows. A very nice person to belong to. Together is best for these three best friends. Together they look things up in the dictionary, explore the basement, and argue about the meaning of life. And together they face dogs, school, television commercials, the vastness of the sea and the terrifying bigness of the washing machine. The library requests that participants read (or have the stories read to them) at home before the day of the book discussion. Participants who learn to love our three heroes will delight in their further adventures, showcased in Toy Dance Party and Toys Come Home. The library will be further celebrate the adventures of the three toys later this month at our very own live “Toy Dance Party” on Tuesday, February 19, a school vacation day.
Copies of Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic, are available at the library. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for the Book Club (for the preparation of crafts and snacks.) Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org