Zoomer, Dozy, Hey-Ho-Howdy, Sob, Snort, Tremble and Smooch. Um, who? Why they're your very own DINOS TO GO Seven different dinosaurs dash, crawl, frolic, mope, stomp, shudder and glide through this lively Boynton board book. Guided by the colorful picture tabs, children can find whichever quirky dinosaur...
Zoomer, Dozy, Hey-Ho-Howdy, Sob, Snort, Tremble and Smooch.
Why they're your very own DINOS TO GO
Seven different dinosaurs dash, crawl, frolic, mope, stomp, shudder and glide through this lively Boynton board book.
Guided by the colorful picture tabs, children can find whichever quirky dinosaur they want. Great to read at home, or in the car, the train, the plane, or the time machine.
Even Sandra Boynton can't count all her fans. Her toddler books are so good that many of her contend listeners insist on sleeping with them.
The seven dinosaurs in this colorful board book have very different personalities. Smooch is warm and wonderful, while Snort is mean and always gets his way. Children learn about the temperaments of these wacky dinosaurs through whimsical rhymes and the author's distinctive illustrations. On the right side of the book are picture tabs that highlight each dinosaur. With the tabs, children can choose which dinosaur to read about as their preference dictates. The rhyming text is catchy and the illustrations bring the text to life. The dinosaurs are sure to remind readers and children of some of the people in their lives. This title is a wonderful gift for budding dinosaur lovers. 2000, Little Simon, $7.99. Ages 2 to 4. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati
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.
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!)