Toasty is a heartwarming story that shows us that we are all different and that is what makes us awesome. Even if that is a slice of toast who thinks he is a dog. A must read! – Momma Braga
Toasty loves dogs–so much so that he’d like to be one. He knows there are some differences–most dogs have four legs, but Toasty has two arms and two legs. Some dogs sleep in dog houses, but Toasty sleeps in a toaster. All dogs have hair and fur, but Toasty has neither because he’s made of bread. In spite of these differences, he decides to go to the park to play with the dogs but runs into trouble when they want to eat him. Lucky for Toasty, he is rescued by a little girl who has always wanted a dog but can’t have one because she is allergic. Toasty is the perfect dog for her.
Sarah Hwang’s inspiration for Toasty came from her childhood experience as an immigrant and her discovery that you find your best friends when you’re willing to just be yourself. Her playful art for Toasty came to mind when she saw a piece of toast that reminded her of the way she used to draw dogs as a child.
Toasty truly warmed our hearts with love and filled our belly with laughs. 😉 A story about a toast who always felt like he was more of a dog than a slice of bread. Who could blame him?!
Toasty goes on an adventure to see where he belongs and during his journey, you as the reader will have a few giggles along the way. When he feels that there is no fitting in, he finds someone (a little girl) who loves him exactly how he wants to be; a dog. It worked out perfectly as this little girl always wanted a dog but was allergic. Therefore, this was just the perfect fit for her!
For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 10 toasts out of 5! An adorable children’s book that will be greatly loved. A reminder that we are all different and that is what makes us all awesome! Toasty is pawsome and we love him exactly the way he is! 🙂
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About the Author
Sarah Hwang was born in South Korea and grew up in the United States. As an immigrant child, she understood what it felt like to be different, just like Toasty. But as she grew older, she learned that being different is actually awesome. Sarah received her BFA in Illustration from Maryland Institute College of Arts. Toasty is her first picture book. She lives in New Jersey with her loving family and her pet toast. Sadly, she’s allergic to dogs.
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*This book was provided in exchange of an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.