Toys Meet Snow

Being the Wintertime Adventures of a Curious Stuffed Buffalo, a Sensitive Plush Stingray, and a Book-Loving Rubber Ball

illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky; Random House, 2015.

"Why does it decide to snow?" asks Lumphy, a stuffed buffalo. 

"Because the clouds are happy and sad at the same time," says StingRay, a plush stingray. 

"Snow! Snow! Snow!  I read about it but I never touched it!" says Plastic, a rubber ball. 

And so, with the Little Girl away for winter vacation, and their world dressed all in white, the curious toys head outside to meet -- and play in -- the miraculous, amazing, heavenly snow. 

Children who have loved listening to the Toys chapter books -- as well as those meeting the toys for the very first time -- will be thrilled to see Lumphy, StingRay and Plastic in their first-full-color picture book.  Together acclaimed author Emily Jenkins and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky have created a book that is destined to become a classic. 

Chapter book companions:  Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and Toys Come Home.



What People Say about Toys Meet Snow:

"Toys Meet Snow, Paul’s book with Emily Jenkins, is one of the most beautiful picture books published in the last few years."  -- Brian Selznick, :By the Book, NY Times

With childlike fascination, [the toys] attempt to unpack the true meaning of snow, and in the process, understand life…it's wonderfully poetic, especially the logic of StingRay, whose explanation of the natural world will put a smile on any reader's face. -- The New York Times Book Review

“Utterly enchanting; a perfect bedtime read.” —School Library Journal, starred review

This wonderfully understated story enchants from the first page.  -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

Jenkins and Zelinsky have crafted a story ideal for the younger set, ramping up the adorable factor, while retaining the whimsical spirit of the originals...By turns witty and tender, the digitally rendered, rich, painterly illustrations vividly conjure up a startlingly stunning winter wonderland, conveying its awe-inspiring beauty from the toy's eye perspective...Utterly enchanting; a perfect bedtime read.  -- School Library Journal, starred review

Simple and cozy with just the right amount of wonder.  -- Booklist

Children come away seeing the value, pleasure, and benefits of different outlooks and sensibilities.  They also see that questions, elaborate, unusual answers, and unearthed facts can cohere into one swirling, whirling, dazzling snowstorm of discovery.  Snow never left you feeling warmer inside.  -- Kirkus, starred review