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This boxed set contains What's Wrong, Little Pookie?; Let's Dance, Little Pookie; Night-Night, Little Pookie; and Little Pookie.

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Overview

This boxed set contains What's Wrong, Little Pookie?; Let's Dance, Little Pookie; Night-Night, Little Pookie; and Little Pookie.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375858000
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/13/2011
  • Sales rank: 153,941
  • Age range: 3 months - 3 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Boynton

SANDRA BOYNTON is the beloved author and illustrator of over 50 books, with more than 30 million of them in print. Since 1975, her well-known greeting cards have sold more than 300 million copies, "mostly to family and friends," she says. She was the recipient of the 2008 Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Cartoonists Society's highest honor. Boynton is also a Grammy-nominated record producer and songwriter. Sandra lives, works, and goofs off in the foothills of the Berkshires with her husband, whitewater racer/expeditionist Jamie McEwan, and their four perfect children.

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 16, 2014

    My grandson's favorite!

    These books are as fun to read as they are for my grandson to hear! Sweet little Pookie and his mom are just like all toddlers and their moms. From being fussy for unknown reasons, to going to bed, to dancing to silly songs, the short little stories are perfect for bedtime reading and reading "alone" for rest time or quiet time. Sandra Boynton is a magician with children's books!

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