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Big Box of Boynton: Barnyard Dance! Pajama Time! Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!

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"Serious silliness"

From the inimitable Sandra Boynton, a big box of pure read-aloud pleasure, featuring high-stepping pigs and chickens, a PJ-clad menagerie, and the most unusual gang of dinosaurs yet. Oh, what fun!
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Overview


"Serious silliness"

From the inimitable Sandra Boynton, a big box of pure read-aloud pleasure, featuring high-stepping pigs and chickens, a PJ-clad menagerie, and the most unusual gang of dinosaurs yet. Oh, what fun!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761139898
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/12/2005
  • Edition description: Boxed Set
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 15,602
  • Age range: 1 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.81 (w) x 6.38 (h) x 2.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Boynton is a popular American cartoonist, writer, and songwriter. Since 1974, Boynton has written and illustrated over forty children’s books and seven general audience books, including four New York Times bestsellers. More than 60 million of her books have been sold—“mostly to friends and family,” she says. She has also written and produced five albums of award-winning children’s music. Three of her albums have been certified Gold, and Philadelphia Chickens, nominated for a Grammy, has gone Platinum. She lives with her family on a farm in New England.


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 October 26, 2009

    Big Box of Boynton is Big Value.

    The set of 3 books is priced almost the same as that of many single books. My 9-month old grandson loves the Boynton books. They are sturdy enough for him to handle. The pictures and rhythmic story line keep his attention. He is content to sit on "Granny's" lap and listen to the stories while occassionally adding his own story line. I will definitely be looking for more Boynton bargains.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2005

    A Must Have!

    My newbook grandson loves Barnyard Dance. This book is wonderfully delightful. We start every morning by reading Barnyard Dance. This is truely a must have book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2013

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    This set of 3 books is great and I can usually read all 3 books

    This set of 3 books is great and I can usually read all 3 books to my 1 year old son in 1 sitting. He loves all the sounds that the animals make. 

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