Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade

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by Sandra Boynton
     
 

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BOOM biddy BOOM biddy BOOM BOOM BOOM! What's that noise filling the room?" From this rousing beginning unfolds Christmas Parade, a World Premiere book from Sandra Boynton, created by her specifically as an eBook-with-audio experience. Christmas Parade is written, illustrated, narrated and-with her long-time songwriting partner, Michael Ford-orchestrated by the…  See more details below

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BOOM biddy BOOM biddy BOOM BOOM BOOM! What's that noise filling the room?" From this rousing beginning unfolds Christmas Parade, a World Premiere book from Sandra Boynton, created by her specifically as an eBook-with-audio experience. Christmas Parade is written, illustrated, narrated and-with her long-time songwriting partner, Michael Ford-orchestrated by the perennially beloved children's author. She also does the singing for the duck. Honest.

As the dynamic parade of 46 spiffy and intent animal musicians marches by, little listeners see and hear each instrument 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, scored with perfect parade moments of favorite old Christmas carols, and illustrated by the author with those improbable Boynton characters, Christmas Parade is a superb Christmas present for young children and families everywhere. Biddy BOOM.

In this NOOK Kids Read to Me book, children can choose to hear the story read aloud and pinch & stretch to zoom in on pictures.

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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.

From the Publisher
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:
2940000953570
Publisher:
Boynton Moo Media
Publication date:
11/19/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
438,502
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
1 - 2 Years

Meet the Author

Sandra Boynton is a popular American humorist, songwriter, children’s author, and illustrator. Boynton has written and illustrated more than forty books for both children and adults, as well as more than four thousand greeting cards and four music albums. She has designed—for various companies—calendars, wallpaper, bedding, stationery, paper goods, clothing, jewelry, and plush toys.

Sandra Boynton is a popular American humorist, songwriter, children’s author, and illustrator. Boynton has written and illustrated more than forty books for both children and adults, as well as more than four thousand greeting cards and four music albums. She has designed—for various companies—calendars, wallpaper, bedding, stationery, paper goods, clothing, jewelry, and plush toys.

Brief Biography

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

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Christmas Parade 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
mommyfeez More than 1 year ago
The kids (and Mommy) are huge Boynton fans! This was excellent and thrilled from ages 1-5. They loved hearing the different intruments as the parade went by, and I pretty much have to read it at bedtime everynight! I have a ton of Boynton books around the house, but this was the first nookbook. It will not be our last!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love this book. It's a little short but is just adorable. Lovely narration.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We love to read and listen to this book. The music that goes along with the author's soothing voice brings you right along to the parade.
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I am so glad that Sandra made this intentionally as an ebook. The sound and colors are great on the Nook Tablet! When Sandra Boynton narrates her own stories they can come across as a little flat and somewhat monotone. But, not with this book. Christmas Parade is an excellent ebook. The illustrations are done in the usual fun style and the music enhances the narration. It is one of my daughter's favorite books. We read it daily. Highly recommended for younger children and parents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So much fun!!!! My daycare just loved to hear the stories,it really helped with quiet time, because they were fun, and fast,and adorable. Sandra boynton, is the best with my little guys.
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My family loves Sandra Boynton's board books and I was so excited to get this ebook and read it with my daughter. Unfortunately, the narration is flat and much too slow. The read to me option on my Nook Kids app for my iPad reads each page but requires you to swipe and turn each page rather than read the whole book to you. It would be nice to have that auto play mode as an option. My daughter gets excited to see the story unfold before her very eyes but between the slow, flat narration and the need to flip each page, I can tell this story will not hold her interest or entertain her. I wish I could get my $6.99 back to spend on a Boyton book instead.
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DebJag More than 1 year ago
Sandra Boynton does it again! Great fun!
LisaWitt More than 1 year ago
My boys are 2 and 3 and they loved this book this Christmas season. The author reads the book and the boys loved all the musical sounds that accompanied the story. I must say I enjoyed it as much as they did as I do all Sandra Boyton books!