Sunday, August 23, 2020

They Threw Us Away by Daniel Kraus

Buddy wakes up in the middle of a garbage dump.  How did he get there?

Macmillan Children's Publishing Group and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published now and you can grab a copy.

I still have my teddy bear from childhood.  He is a small panda missing one eye and quite a bit of hair.  But he's still my friend.  So how could I not read this book?

Buddy finds other teddies and helps them out of their boxes.  They all have individual personalities.  They decide they need to get out of the dump and look for home.  Without intending it, Buddy is being called Boss and they expect him to lead them.

This is an exciting tale.  The dozers are working the trash and they have to move fast to avoid being scooped up.  It's a long way to the city where they hope to find children that will want them.  More teddies join them.  Not all the teddies make it.  And when they find a toy store and try to put themselves on the shelf, the store manager wants to cut them to pieces!

There's more excitement and when you reach the end you see there is another book coming.  This is a series and I'll be watching for the next book!  After all, we still don't know why they threw them away...

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