Deneen, Brendan. The Island of Misfit Toys. Il. George Kambadais. [Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer series]. Square Fish/Macmillan. 2014. $9.99. unp. 978-1-250-05063-2. Ages 6-9. P9Q6
When Charlie-in-the-Box is lost in a terrible storm just two days before Christmas, the Misfit Toys join Yukon Cornelius and Abominable the Snow Monster set out to rescue him and get back in time for Santa. This the first appearance of the Misfit Toys in the series based on the television classic. Adventure and bright colors will make this holiday-themed graphic narrative popular. P9Q6
October/November 2014 review by Nel Ward.