Review: Toy Mountain

Sam has lots of toys, passed down through the family, but he isn’t really that into them. When he gets an opportunity to test new toys for the Tiny Hands toy factory, he jumps on it.

At first the gig is great, but the toys keep coming… and coming… and soon there is a mountain of toys in Sam’s backyard. And he can’t find the toys he loves the most. Can Sam save his favourite things from Toy Mountain?
Toy Mountain explores consumerism, greed and learning to be happy with what you have. It’s a great lesson for kids, who often want more, more, more, or want what everyone else has. Sam has to learn this lesson the hard way, but in doing so let’s other kids learn and understand more about having things you really don’t need.

Katherine Hall’s illustrations are bright, bold and funky in this book. They’re super engaging and very detailed, so there’s lots to explore.

A fun story that will trigger thoughts, questions and ideas.

For more books by author Stef Gemmill, check out In my Dreams and A Home for Luna.

Title: Toy Mountain
Author: Stef Gemmill
Illustrator: Katherine Hall
Publisher: EK Books, $24.99
Publication Date: 6 October 2021
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781925820966
For ages: 3 – 6
Type: Picture Book

December 21, 2021 at 11:34AM Shaye Wardrop