Reviewed for Kindergarten, 2008

Too Many Toys

From picture book darling David Shannon, creator of the runaway hits How I Became a Pirate and No, David!, comes this technicolor look at an all-too-familiar family problem: too many toys! At Spencer's house, toys spill out of every nook and cranny, and his mother is determined to see him put at least some of the robots, board games, puzzles, and cars in the giveaway box, while Spencer is determined to keep them all. Kids will likely wait with bated breath as they flip through the negotiations. In the end, it turns out that it's the big cardboard box itself that Spencer can't bear to part with, since it's the coolest plaything of all! (Scholastic, $16.99)