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Toys in Space

Toys in Space [Kindle Edition]

Mini Grey
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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"A inventive story-within-a-story with a cast of engaging toy characters" (Marilyn Brocklehurst The Bookseller 2012-05-25)

"Summer is a time when toys often get left in the garden overnight - Mini Grey's Toys in Space is a playful take on what might happen to them before morning." (Junior 2012-03-01)

"Books We Like August 2012...Children will love this hugely imaginative and appealing story from award-winning picture book creator Mini Grey. The beautifully-laid out pages are packed with details to explore, and Grey's illustrations are full of humour and warmth. Wonderdoll and all the other toys are brilliantly characterised, and any young reader who has ever misplaced a much-loved toy will emphathise with the plight of the unhappy but endearing Hoctopize - and will especially enjoy the story's pleasingly reassuring happy ending." (Booktrust)

"...if playful flights of fancy are your thing then Toys in Space by Mini Grey is another winner. Grey has the rare ability to be at once crystal clear and offbeat. Her beautifully constructed narrative starts with forlorn, frightened toys left out at night in a summer garden. One of them - the scruffy Wonder Doll - cheers them up with an amazing story of a spaceship which turns out to contain hundreds of lost toys, like prisoners of war. Happily we are about to oversee their liberation. The story is illustrated with Grey's inimitable bizarre zest and is absorbing, unpredictable and engaging." (Kate Kellaway The Observer)


Toys in Space by Mini Grey is our kind of book, all about stories providing comfort, where what is a 'story' and what is 'real life' become beautifully blurred. It starts with an observation about family life which is tiny but which resonates loudly with us...So a great start - we open Mini's latest book and the girls already think it is about our home (or so easily could be)...Without giving away the details, the emotional arc we went through...[was] A perfect journey for a picture book!

As well as the thrilling emotional ride this book takes you on (with just the right amount of nerves for young children), this book scores highly for its adorable cast of characters...Toys in Space is an exciting and heart warming story about losing (and finding) your favourite toy and is bound to delight children far and wide.

" (Playing by the book blog 2012-08-20)

Book Description

TOYS! In SPACE! An exciting adventure for our furry friends, as they venture deep into the unknown...

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 29737 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: RHCP Digital (2 Aug 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BHKMA82
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #114,526 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Story time 13 Mar 2013
By jen
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Yet another good book linked to our topic 'Toys'. The children loved the story and we were able to use the illustrations to create our very own stories.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great piece of fun 26 Nov 2012
By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Mini Grey is an author who always manages to think outside the box for the reader, presenting a story that is not only meaningful but also one that really brings the bright fun style that she is known for to the readers imagination as the doll tells a story that they can all get behind.

Its vivid, it works very well and to be honest as an adult I like to bring something different to my nephews that lets them know that there's all sorts of books out there. Add to this that it continues Mini's own wonderful world that steps out from her imagination straight into the readers (as lets face it, we all know that Toy's come to life at night) and all in it's a good bit of fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grandson won't eat his supper without it! 13 Oct 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Mini Grey's wacky stories hit the spot with the children I know. And this one is no exception. My two year old grandson had this one off by heart within a week and 'reads' it at every meal. It sits on the table alongside the sort of household objects children recognise and which grey then transforms into her extraordinary characters. In the case of this tale she takes that eveyday story - toys accidentally left out at night - and sends them off on wonderful space adventures. I think adults are sometimes a little bemused by the appeal she has - but children love her. Great illustrations. Good language. A strong narrative and satisfactory ending. Another hit.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 15 Sep 2012
By Janeeo
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this to read to my year 1 class and without a doubt it was a great success . Mini Grey writes wonderful stories with amazing characters. It would be a fantastic book to use for a teaching sequence as are her other books Traction Man and Egg Drop which we use in school. Love her books, they have wonderful characters and plots and inspiring illustrations. I love the endings of her books too as they leave lots of room for further talk and thinking. Thoroughly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Toys in Space 22 April 2013
This book was very cool and exciting
Because Hotopizes spaceship espirate the toys, becuase he lost cuddls and he collects 1000 toys from garden on planet earth.
First, Hotopizes collect 1000toys to check if each one is the cuddls, so he collected toys and he parasuit them back
to planet earth. Hotopizes was worried about his cuddls, so he collects them and checks them but five of the toys belong to a
owner in the owner's house cuddls was hiding on the neath a hedge, at last, Hotopizes found him.
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