Book Reviews of Babe in Toyland

Babe in Toyland
Babe in Toyland
Author: Eugenie Seifer Olson
ISBN-13: 9780060570569
ISBN-10: 0060570563
Publication Date: 3/2004
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Avon Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

10 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Babe in Toyland on + 7 more book reviews
Good Beach Book
reviewed Babe in Toyland on + 216 more book reviews
An Amazon users review, much better than the canned one:
Harriet Klausner - See all my reviews

In Philadelphia, graphic instruction artist Toby Morris works at the Toyland Toy Company and shares an abode with her platonic roommate Michael. A college friend Jenna informs Toby that she has a job as news graphics at WPHX. A jealous Toby watches the news to see how well Jenna performed in her behind the scenes job. However, Toby forgets about Jenna when she see weatherman J.P. Cody. She never has had a crush before, but now she is very attracted to J.P. Toby starts writing silly poems and shocks herself by mailing them to her heartthrob.
A drunken Toby informs Michael she sent poems to J.P and sends a new missive to J.P asking him to wear his blue check tie if he likes her poems. J.P. replies asking Toby for a picture. She responds immediately. He next asks her for information about herself and she answers promptly again. J.P. asks to meet with Toby, who is feeling ecstatic while Michael is upset at Toby.

BABES IN TOYLAND contain a strong lead character who serves as the center of the tale and a solid support cast that propels the story line forward through their actions and reactions to the heroine. The main plot is a chick lit theme, but the story line contains several other subplots widen the scope into a relationship drama yet smoothly return to the main theme as everything works through Toby, the focal point of the novel. Though a final relationship comes out of nowhere, fans will enjoy Eugenie Seifer Olson's Philadelphia joyride.
reviewed Babe in Toyland on + 329 more book reviews
I really enjoyed this novel, once I got used to the author's writing style. I kind of saw what was coming with the plot twist, but only because I had something similar happen to me back in my high school days. This was a fun read.
reviewed Babe in Toyland on + 24 more book reviews
I read this over 2 days. Fun and well written romance.
reviewed Babe in Toyland on + 13 more book reviews
Good, easy read
reviewed Babe in Toyland on + 51 more book reviews
fun entertaining read, based in Philadelphia..nice little romance
reviewed Babe in Toyland on + 16 more book reviews
Definitely chic lit, but fun, light hearted, but still has some depth to it. The main character works for a toy company, which plays into the inner child in all of us!
reviewed Babe in Toyland on + 14 more book reviews
book about a girl who is in love with her roommate and dates guys that just can't measure up to him, she gets down on herself and realizes she has to tell him about how she feels
reviewed Babe in Toyland on + 28 more book reviews
Absolutely delightful book! This book has a delightful story line, likeable characters, and good-hearted humor that had me laughing-out-loud many times during the book. Nothing profound, no explicit sexual details (refreshing in their absence - after all, after a while hearing sex described in overused phrases becomes as scintillating as listening to a bowling tournament -- "Well he got nine of the pins on his first ball, I wonder what his strategy will be for his next throw?")

Also, if you are familiar with Philadelphia - it is fun to read the Philly references.

As soon as I finish typing this review, I plan to search for other books by this author.
reviewed Babe in Toyland on + 5 more book reviews
the book was ok but really not my style