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Thing-Thing was neither a Teddy bear nor a rabbit; not a stuffed dog or cat. It was something like each of those, and nothing at all you could name. But it had something special. It had the hope that one day it would find a child to love it and talk to it and make it tea parties and take it to bed. A child it could love back.

Certainly Archibald Crimp was not that child. He had just thrown Thing-Thing out the open sixth-floor window of the Excelsior Hotel.

Oh, dear, thought Thing-Thing to itself. This is bad, this is very bad.

Cary Fagan and Nicolas Debon have created a story so rich in words and images that, despite taking place in a matter of seconds, Thing-Thing will be remembered as vividly as a child's favorite toy.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2008
ISBN: 9780887768392
Branch Call Number: JE FAG
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Debon, Nicolas


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CatherineG_1 Nov 01, 2017

Archibald is a very spoiled child who throws his birthday present, a stuff toy out the hotel window.
As Thing-Thing passes each floor, he sees different vignettes or stories.
He is very upbeat and positive as he flies through the air.
The story ends with Thing-Thing ending up with the perfect owner!

Jan 11, 2015

One of my favorite children's books of all times. A spoiled kid who has everything reacts with disdain when his desperate parents present him with a stuffed animal that's not quite a dog, cat, squirrel, rabbit, or mouse. As poor Thing-Thing falls helplessly past window after window of the high-rise hotel building, we see tiny vignettes about what's happening in each room and how the sight of Thing-Thing affects each person who sees it. I couldn't believe how much depth of story Fagan and Debon packed into each 2-page spread, with so few words. Thing-Thing finally stops falling and discovers that the world may be a pretty nice place after all.

Jan 09, 2015

Started out not so good but got better and better and ended up being a pretty good little story . Illustrated nicely also .

Nov 07, 2010

This charming story whisks by with artful words and the fun collage/gouache illustrations of an unloved toy thrown out the window.

Oct 10, 2010

I was worried about this book as it started talking about a spoiled child but the story did progress and ended well. Loved the concept of random detailing.

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Nov 07, 2010

library_babe thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 8

VeganGreen Aug 29, 2009

VeganGreen thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8


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