Toys Talking by Leanne Shapton


Toys Talking by Leanne Shapton

With a beautifully illustrated board book, Toys Talking will surprise and delight the very youngest readers. In this deceptively simple board book, Leanne Shapton explores the inner life of children's toys. This title is designed to appeal to the very youngest readers, penguins, panda bears, stuffed dogs and cuddly cats reflect on jokes, consider the weather, and long for tomorrow to come.


I love it completely. Toys Talking is the only book which both I and my eleven-month-old daughter agree is a masterpiece - she thinks it is a delightful series of candy-colored toy portraits; I think it is unbearably poignant. A children's book for adults, or an adult book for children! Nothing else I know of more accurately describes the strange melee of feelings that we call, for convenience, a family -- Adam Thirlwell A charming, funny and off-beat book that will no doubt fire the imagination of [Leanne Shapton's] youngest readers Creative Review A mix of simple and complex, of adulthood and childhood. This is a book created out of the rich emotional landscape of parenthood ... Toys Talking is that category of book you'll read aged three, that betrays deeper layers when you reread it aged 20. It possesses a knowing humour which, years later and all grown-up, will finally make you laugh out loud Oh Comely

About the Author

Leanne Shapton is an artist, author and publisher and recipient of the 2012 National Book Critic's Circle Award for autobiography. Her most recent book, Women in Clothes, was a collaboration with Sheila Heti and Heidi Julavits. She lives in New York with her family.

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42 pages
Interest Age: From 3


Leanne Shapton
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Publication date

26th May 2016



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