Thursday, 19 April 2018

The Underground Toy Society by Jessica D. Adams @onesweetday48 #Review

Copy received from author.

What happens to toys when children don't play with them?

Where do toys go when their children grow up?

What happens when too many toys are in one house?

Find out when Samantha goes on an exciting underground adventure as she tries to find her best friend after they were separated.

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It is so lovely to sit down with my two children and read a story whether that be via a physical copy of a book or as an ebook. If I'm being honest I would say that my children prefer a paper copy mainly because they like to turn the pages themselves although I encourage them to do the same with an ebook and tap the screen. I guess the point is as long as we get our children interested in reading does it really matter what format that is in.

So as we cuddled up and began this story and my little ones were interested to see what would happen to the toys. This book uses words that my children are familiar with so it was easy for them to understand and the illustrations were simply drawn and colourful which made them engaging. It's a lovely little adventure that the toys go on and the length is just about right as it kept their interest to the end. It's a lovely concept especially as children end up with a lot of toys and obviously can't play with them all. Then there is the question of what happens to our toys after we grow up. 

A delightful short story that has adventure and a lovely message.

Four stars from me!

With thanks to Jessica D. Adams for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

When I was a little girl, I loved to play with my sister and all of our toys. We usually both received the same type of toy so we would not fight over them. I was talking to my mom one day. I told her I was worried about my toys when my sister and I grew up. I was very attached to my toys and wanted to bring them with me when I moved out of the house someday. I knew my sister would want to take her toys with her too. What would happen to our toys if they did not have their twin toy friend? My mom told me not to worry. The toys would find each other. This is how the idea of The Underground Toy Society was born.
My mom passed away due to breast cancer in 1995 when she was 43 years old.  I had to go on with life without her.  I graduated from Southern Columbia Area High School.  I went to Bloomsburg University for two years, and Thomas Jefferson University for two years.  I graduated with honors with a degree in Occupational Therapy.

I still have a soft spot in my heart for my toys.  I saved all my toys from when I was a child so I could give them to my own children someday.  After getting married and having two children, I never expected they would be so blessed to receive so many toys.  The only problem was, it broke my heart to see so many toys not being played with due to an overabundance in the house.  I told my kids they better take care of their toys and love them all, or they might just leave and get help from the Underground Toy Society.

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