Parents' Guide to

Too Many Toys

By Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Perfect read before the holiday shopping season.

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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

Great message about culling AND creativity

Spencer has too many toys, like so many kids. He manages to cull some. And, then he finds the "best" toy of all. I liked the anti-consumerism message.

Is It Any Good?

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Parents will recognize their own lives and laugh (along with their kids) at the comical illustrations of Spencer's parents stepping on jacks and tripping over train tracks. What parent doesn't know the challenge of walking through the toy obstacle course in their kids' bedrooms to get to the other side? Hey -- we've all been there! And that's what makes this book so good.

Spencer acts like a real kid (and reacts like a real kid when he hears his mom wants him to give away his toys!) and his parents act like real parents. It's a funny story that will help families put their own toy trials on the table and open the discussion up to solutions. What do the kids think Spencer should do? And could they maybe apply their brainstorming to their own overflowing toy boxes?

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