Deedman, Heidi. Too Many Toys! Candlewick Press, 2015. $16.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-7861-6. Unp. Ages 1-4. P8 Q8
This would be a great book for parents to read with small children before Christmas. In the story Lulu has a favorite toy teddy bear, Jupiter, but she keeps getting toys and ends up with way too many and Christmas is right around the corner. The funny thing is that play time is rowdy because there are too many toys. She has a great big toy giveaway and shares with all of her friends and decides to keep only Jupiter. But then she has room for a few new Christmas toys. This story may encourage children to give away some of their old toys and prepare for Christmas.
December 2015 review by Melinda Dye.