2014 Mom's Family Desk Planner

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Overview

Mom’s secret weapon: part planner, part personal assistant, and all Boynton. Mom’s Family Desk Planner is the handy, 17-month datebook that keeps Mom on the ball even when she’s on the go. Designed to tote around in a bag or purse, this little book packs a huge organizational punch. On the right-hand side of each page is a week-at-a-glance write-in grid—one column for Mom, one column for the rest of the family. On the left is a full-color Boynton illustration guaranteed to make ...

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Overview

Mom’s secret weapon: part planner, part personal assistant, and all Boynton. Mom’s Family Desk Planner is the handy, 17-month datebook that keeps Mom on the ball even when she’s on the go. Designed to tote around in a bag or purse, this little book packs a huge organizational punch. On the right-hand side of each page is a week-at-a-glance write-in grid—one column for Mom, one column for the rest of the family. On the left is a full-color Boynton illustration guaranteed to make you smile.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761174486
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/15/2013
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Boynton

Sandra Boynton is one of America’s best-loved artists. Her Boynton on Board and other books for children have tens of millions of copies in print, with Barnyard Dance!, Snuggle Puppy!, and Pajama Time! leading the way. Ms. Boynton lives with her family in rural Connecticut, working out of a converted barn that has the only hippopotamus weather vane in the state.

Biography

In the 1980s, it was hard to enter a gift shop without seeing Sandra Boynton's name. Her humorous pen-and-watercolor cartoons of hippos, ewes, and her famous turkeys (you know, symbolizing the human ones in life who can get you down) were emblazoned on cards, mugs, stickers, stationery...and of course, her wonderful, wacky books, the first of which was 1979's Hippos Go Berserk! .

Boynton began her career as a greeting card illustrator with aspirations of theater directing; but having a family changed her focus, and she began devoting herself full-time to art. Her board books, filled with goofy animal illustrations and rhyming verse, are toddler staples. But their appeal to adults is undeniable, and she has also written a number of humor books for the general public.

Given the rhythmic, buoyant style of her writing, it was only natural that Boynton would become involved in companion music to her books. From the '90s on, several of her titles included accompanying CDs, culminating in the 2002 release of Philadelphia Chickens, a CD-book extravaganza written with composer Michael Ford and featuring musical performances by several high-profile stars.

Who knows what lies ahead for this irrepressible force of nature? If there's one thing Sandra Boynton has proved in the course of her remarkably diverse career, it's that she's not lost her capacity to surprise us. (Thank heavens!)

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    1. Hometown:
      "Somewhere in rural Connecticut"
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 3, 1953
    2. Place of Birth:
      Orange, New Jersey
    1. Education:
      B.A., Yale University, 1974; attended University of California--Berkeley Drama School and Yale Drama School

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  • Posted August 31, 2013

    Highly Recommended - Fun Desk Calendar

    I have been buying Boynton products, cards, mugs, etc. This calendar is just another fun product of hers. Each page has one of her great animal comics and there is lots of space for writing my reminders for each week and those of other family members. It also comes with cute stickers and pages for use as shopping lists. It has pockets in the front and back for notes I want to keep and at the end pages for with funny titles like: "kids' contacts", "supremely useful numbers", "restaurants", "notes for my novel", just to name a few. It's really a great calendar.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Great planner. I use it for all my kids activitiies/parties/doc

    Great planner. I use it for all my kids activitiies/parties/doc appt's... Wish it would come with some type of bookmark or tabs for the months. This is the 2nd year I purchased this calendar.

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  • Posted July 1, 2013

    I love these little guys.

    I love these little guys.

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    Posted July 1, 2013

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