"The final disappointment is that, after all this strife, the toys' change of heart feels more contrived than earned or authentic, and the reader is left with a lingering sadness at the close of this story. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In McAllister's latest offering, Mama Ruby and Little Joe, who are "tenth-hand" stuffed kangaroos, arrive at a house filled with new toys who shun them.
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