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A bit unusual story and setting makes it recommended for kids who love space, stars, or are just a little untidy
on 18 January 2014
"Toys in Space" by Mini Grey is an interesting book for children that teach them the tidiness with a nice story about the alien who collects found toys.
"Toys in Space" is telling story inside the story - when several toys are left outside one night, the WonderDoll to help them not be scared of darkness, will tell them a tale about several toys been beamed onto an alien ship. Inside the alien is living who collects toys that have been left outside due to hope that by doing that it will eventually find its Cuddles toy.
The toys are worried that all of them will never be able to return home but they will manage to convince the alien to return all the missing toys to their owners. Because all the toys were labelled they were able to return to those who would miss them, but also in the end Cuddles toy will be found as well...
"Toys in Space" is a nice story that teaches children the message that it is important to label your things because in that way even if they will be lost their return will be easily possible.
And also the fact that the toys were frightened because they were left alone in the dark is a convenient argument for children to remember check every night their toys if they are stored so as not for them to experience the same fate.
"Toys in Space" has nice illustrations, that together with a bit unusual story and setting in which the story is happening makes Mini Grey book recommended for kids who love space, stars, or are just a bit untidy.