Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wars in Toyland by Joe Harris

Title: Wars in Toyland
Author: Joe Harris
Illustrator: Adam Pollina
Publication Date: July 10, 2013
Length: 104 pages

After Matthew's brother disappears, his toy soldiers carry him off into Toyland. There's Matthew discovers that his brother is being held captive by Roxbury, the teddy bear dictator, and he and the toy soldiers launch an assault on the teddy bear's fortress.

This story was rather strange and confusing at times. But there were also elements I really liked. The relationship between Soldier John and Brittany, two of the toy soldiers, was really endearing.

The art is where this book really stands out. It manages to take a world of toys and give it a dark, dystopian feel.

3 stars.

Check out the book trailer below:

Full disclosure: Free ebook copy received from the publisher through NetGalley.

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