Toymaker Isaac Bodkins created the Oddkins, a group
of living toys, for very special children who face difficulties in life and
need true friends. There’s Amos, the brave stuffed bear; Skippy, the rabbit who
dreams of being a superstar; Butterscotch, the gentle, floppy-eared pup; Burl
the elephant; the wise and scholarly Gibbons; and Patch the cat.
The Oddkins are given to children to inspire,
support, and love them, especially during times of adversity. Only now, the
toys themselves are the ones who need help. Before he dies, Mr. Bodkins
delivers a dire warning to Amos the bear: Watch out for an evil toymaker and
his dangerous creations! Locked up in the dark sub-basement, another group of
toys is climbing out of boxes and crates and coming to life as well. These bad
toys, like Rex and Lizzie, the puppets with no strings; Gear, the vicious
robot; and Stinger, the horrid buzzing bumblebee with his knife-sharp stinger,
were made to hurt children, not help them. Leering, laughing, and deadly, they
are let loose into the world by a terrifying force.
Frightening as it may be, the Oddkins must go on a
journey to find Colleen Shannon, Mr. Bodkins’ chosen successor as a life-giving
toymaker and the only person who can save them. The stormy night is perilous
and the Oddkins face a danger that threatens not only their magic, but the
magic in us all. Download and start listening now!