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Title Author Grade level

Too Many Toys

David Shannon K-1 grade


Picture Book
Characters in the Story
Spencer, Mother, Family Members, Friends, Doctors


Summary of the story :

Caldecott Honor winner and bestselling author-illustrator David Shannon makes readers laugh aloud when young Spencer's mountain of toys becomes overwhelming. 

Spencer has too many toys! His father trips over them, his mother falls over them, and the house is overflowing with junk. Now its time to give some of the mountain of goodies away, but Spencer finds it hard. In the end, he fills a box, but decides the one toy he can't part with is the box!

Supports the Common Core State Standards.   





Possible Design Challenges:

Design a system that keeps the number of toys to a certain limit

Design a toy that gets re-cycled into another toy


  •  How can we share the Toys?

  • Could we make a math table that shows how many toys Spencer has?

  • What can we do so this is not a problem for Spencer's Family?

  • What can Spencer's Family Members do to lessen the problem?


  Prepared by  Bill Wolfson.  Copyright 2011-2014
Last Updated  10/8/2014