From the creator of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Less more and The Guardians of Childhood comes an grand adventure of valour, friendship and a look into the mysterious world of favorited toys. In the secret realm of toys, there are many mysteries. There is the Code of the Toys, which is as ancient as childhood. There’s also the magic of becoming a child’s favorite, the highest honor in the Toy World.
Made by hand by Billy’s mother, Ollie is a special toy, “a toy who will matter. ” He becomes Billy’s best friend, confidant, pal and yes, Billy’s “favorite. ”
But there are villains in the Toy World and Zozo, the clown king, is the most feared. He and his toy henchman (the Creeps) have sworn to steal and imprison favorite toys until they forget their children and become forever lost.
When Ollie is toy napped, Billy must rescue his beloved favorite from Zozo’s subterranean lair in the old Carnival Place, past the park, through the woods and into the night. Never has a journey of ten blocks been more epic.
About the Author
William Joyce does a lot of stuff films, apps, Olympic curling but children’s books are his true bailiwick (Billy’s Booger; The Numberless; The Man in the Moon; Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King; A Bean, A Stalk and a Boy Named Jack; and the #1 New York Times bestselling The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Less more, which is also his Academy Award–winning short film, to name a few). He lives with his family in Shreveport, Louisiana.