Created: 14th August, 2015

Toys in Space

Author: Mini Grey
Illustrator: Mini Grey
Publisher: Penguin

Seven toys are left out in the garden one summer night and WonderDoll tells them a story to help the hours of darkness pass. In her tale, they are taken up into a spaceship where they meet an alien who has been scooping up toys from gardens in search of his own lost toy. WonderDoll and her companions help him return the toys to their true owners but will the Hoctopize get his Cuddles back? The answer lies in a denouement in which it is necessary to read the pictures as well as the text and the boundaries between stories blur.

Also with a space theme by Mini Grey: Space Dog (9781849419819), Red Fox £6.99