Interest Level: 3-6
What would you do if you were a toy that had a malfunction and could not be trusted around kids? You join the team of Spy Toys! This is such an action-packed book that will also have you laughing out loud. Ben is a teddy bear that is made to cuddle with his owner, however, his malfunction is that he is so strong that he will crush whatever (or whoever) he hugs. When he finds himself in the reject room he meets up with Arabella, a Loadsasmile Sunshine doll that has a very short temper. Arabella convinces (or really forces) Ben to help her escape they find themselves in the woods outside the toy factory caught in a net. This is where they meet Flax, a custom-made police robot rabbit. Together they make up the Spy Toys team sent out to protect Sam, a senator's son who is in danger of being kidnapped. Can these three bands of misfits work together to save Sam and in the process find where they belong?
This is such a great chapter book that has super-cute pictures to go along with the text. I can't wait to see the next mission that this trio goes on.
Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own.
I am a K-6 librarian who is also a book and author nerd.