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Christmas Parade

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by Sandra Boynton
     
 

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A delightful Christmas picture book filled with hilarious characters and dynamic art from the one and only Sandra Boynton!

BOOM biddy BOOM biddy BOOM BOOM BOOM!
What’s that noise filling the room?
From this rousing beginning unfolds Christmas Parade, a merry picture book from Sandra Boynton.
As the dynamic parade

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Overview

A delightful Christmas picture book filled with hilarious characters and dynamic art from the one and only Sandra Boynton!

BOOM biddy BOOM biddy BOOM BOOM BOOM!
What’s that noise filling the room?
From this rousing beginning unfolds Christmas Parade, a merry picture book from Sandra Boynton.
As the dynamic parade of forty-six spiffy and intent animal musicians marches by, young readers will see animals and their instruments in turn: chickens with bassoons, ducks with trombones, mice with piccolos, cow saxophonists, a tiny bird with a large tuba, a glockenspiel pig, even a trumpet-playing Santa rhino—all underscored by marching snares (fifteen hippos, one cat) and one booming bass drum (an intrepid elephant).
Written with the irresistible rhythm of a lively marching band and illustrated by the author with those signature Boynton characters, Christmas Parade is a superb present for young children and families everywhere. Biddy BOOM.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The pigs, chickens, cows, rhinos, and other animals familiar to Boynton’s many fans join forces to celebrate Christmas—loudly. “First comes the elephant marching along/ with a boom-biddy boom-biddy steady and strong,” writes the author as a serious-looking pachyderm in a green marching band uniform leads the charge. It’s followed by “chickens with silver bassoons,” holly-tossing reindeer, a rhinoceros Santa, and more. Boynton’s sense of humor is less evident in this offering than in many of her other titles, but the book’s enthusiastic verse and crisp artwork are as in step as her corps of hippos on drums. Ages 3�6. (Oct.)
Shelf Awareness - Jenny Brown
Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton (Little Simon/S&S, $14.99 hardcover, 9781442468139, 32p., ages 3-6, October 2, 2012)An elephant drummer, "marching along with a BOOM-biddy/ BOOM-biddy/ steady and strong," leads a parade of Sandra Boynton's signature animals decked out in red and green, including chickens with silver bassoons and piggies with Christmas balloons. There's even a Santa Claus rhino! One little piggie stays inside for a twist of a surprise.
Shelf Awareness - —Jenny Brown
Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton (Little Simon/S&S, $14.99 hardcover,

9781442468139, 32p., ages 3-6, October 2, 2012)

An elephant drummer, "marching along with a BOOM-biddy/ BOOM-biddy/

steady and strong," leads a parade of Sandra Boynton's signature animals

decked out in red and green, including chickens with silver bassoons and

piggies with Christmas balloons. There's even a Santa Claus rhino! One

little piggie stays inside for a twist of a surprise.

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Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton (Little Simon/S&S, $14.99 hardcover,

9781442468139, 32p., ages 3-6, October 2, 2012)

An elephant drummer, "marching along with a BOOM-biddy/ BOOM-biddy/

steady and strong," leads a parade of Sandra Boynton's signature animals

decked out in red and green, including chickens with silver bassoons and

piggies with Christmas balloons. There's even a Santa Claus rhino! One

little piggie stays inside for a twist of a surprise.

Shelf Awareness - --Jenny Brown
Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton (Little Simon/S&S, $14.99 hardcover,

9781442468139, 32p., ages 3-6, October 2, 2012)

An elephant drummer, "marching along with a BOOM-biddy/ BOOM-biddy/

steady and strong," leads a parade of Sandra Boynton's signature animals

decked out in red and green, including chickens with silver bassoons and

piggies with Christmas balloons. There's even a Santa Claus rhino! One

little piggie stays inside for a twist of a surprise.

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—Boynton presents a wild and woolly parade of creatures, all performing for a bunny-slipper-shod piggy. All the usual suspects are there: chickens with bassoons, piggies with balloons, a plethora of drumming hippos, Santa (as portrayed by a trumpet-wielding rhino), and much, much more. They march to a lively beat, straight to the little piggy's house to wish him Merry Christmas. Hand out the musical instruments, line up the kids, and get ready for a noisy holiday celebration! A fabulously fun addition.—Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Library
Kirkus Reviews
Boynton's droll animal characters march through this small volume with their usual deadpan humor, set off by her minimalist rhyming text. A little pig watches the parade out his window, starting with a fierce-looking elephant drum major. There are chickens with bassoons, pigs with balloons, hippos with drums, and on and on, down to a tiny bird with a huge sousaphone. When the parade is over, the narrator pig is surprised by a knock on the door, followed by cheery Christmas greetings from the entire band. The text has a strong rhythm befitting a musical theme, and special sound effects are indicated by larger display type. The animals naturally have the signature hilarious expressions that Boynton does so well, and they wear a variety of snappy band uniforms. Santa appears in the parade, of course, as a rhino in a furry, red costume playing a tiny trumpet. Younger children will learn the names of the instruments the animals play, and any adult readers who are marching-band alums will enjoy pointing out their favorite musical instruments. Boynton's buoyant text and comical characters march to their own inimitable drummer. (Picture book. 2-5)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442468139
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
741,408
Product dimensions:
8.12(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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