Dinosaur's Binkit

Dinosaur's Binkit

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by Sandra Boynton

A dinosaur and his blanket get ready for bed in this Sandra Boynton classic.

Listen! Look! Touch! Giggle!
Good night, Dinosaur.
Good night, Binkit.


A dinosaur and his blanket get ready for bed in this Sandra Boynton classic.

Listen! Look! Touch! Giggle!
Good night, Dinosaur.
Good night, Binkit.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Boynton's (Snoozers) signature style showcases a restless baby dinosaur who can't go to bed without his (or her) security blanket in this charming large-trim board book. Her rhyming text cajoles the little creature to settle down: "Dinosaur O Dinosaur,/ you fuss and fret and yawn./ It's time to brush your dino teeth/ and put your p.j.'s on." A silver foil moon, red felt blanket and yellow felt "binkit" (no ordinary blanket, that) are among the touchable elements: in one of the most amusing flaps, the wail "I NEED MY BINKIT!" is emblazoned across the inside of Dinosaur's big, pink, tooth-lined mouth. The book is cute without being cloying, thanks to the authorial voice, which softens from stern to sympathetic, and the dino's comic desperation. This light, witty treatment of the eternal subjects of the "blanky" and the bedtime tantrum will make a welcome addition to the bedside bookshelf. And with its felt inserts, it's a book kids can really cozy up to. Ages 3 mos.-5 yrs. (Sept.)
Children's Literature
The big green dinosaur is getting ready to settle down for the night, when he suddenly cries, "Where is my binkit?" No one seems to know what he wants and our poor dinosaur just fusses and frets. A young boy hears him crying and offers a soft yellow handkerchief and to no one's surprise, it turns out to be the binkit. The rhyming text and amusing illustrations are typical Boynton. The touch and feel components of the book as well as a few flaps that can be lifted offer even more fun to young listeners. 1998, Little Simon,

Product Details

Little Simon
Publication date:
Edition description:
First Edition, Board
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Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.60(d)
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.

Brief Biography

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

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Dinosaur's Binkit 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son loves this book! We found it first at our local library and checked it out so much I had to buy it. Great book to read before bedtime.
pookasmama More than 1 year ago
Our 2 year old LOVES this book! He too has a binkit and we've been through this bedtime routine of searching for the binkit. He loves dinosaurs and loves that this dino has the same problems finding his binkit at bedtime as he does. Too cute!
momofrap More than 1 year ago
My 3-year old thinks this book is hilarious! Especially the part where the dinosaur opens his mouth and says "I need my binkit!"
kristinlaurel More than 1 year ago
A favorite of my son's and mine too!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had this book since my daughter was born, she's now three and its very worn but she still loves her dinasour book. I am buying it for a friend who is about to have a baby because it was such a big hit with mine! Suitable for a boy or a girl!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book when my daughter was a baby, 9 years ago. She loved this book then and she loves it now. It is a favorite of my 6 year old son too. We have read the book so much that it's falling apart. Recently I purchased this book for my neighbors baby. Tonight I ordered 2 more so that some day I can give them to my children's children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Boynton's books and when I saw this I knew it would be perfect for my 2 year old daughter. She is attatched to her 'banket' as we call it. The book is adorable and she prefers it over any of her others. A favorite before nap or bedtime read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just wanted to tell all parents out there ....this is the book for bedtime. My son adores this one and he can lift the flaps and feel the soft textures in the book. I read it to him with lots of expression in my voice. He has had this book since he was about 1 year old...he is now 3 and I am getting ready to purchase another, only because he used to chew all the edges of his board books, but we still go back to this one each night....your little one will enjoy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first book my son really recognized and would choose as a good night reading book. Now, over a year later (he is 2 yrs, 4 mo), he still loves it, still chooses it, and still laughs every time we lift or open a flap. And, of course, he now has is own favorite binkit!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 20 month old little boy has a blanket and when I saw this title I thought that it would be cute. Well, he loves it. He has it memorized and when I ask him what he wants to read, he will go get the book, turn the pages and dramatically act out the story. He has now changed the name of his 'blanket' to 'binkit'. It is adorable and I highly recommend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My one year old son likes this book so much I had his bedroom painted according to the story. He loves to open Dinosaur's mouth, and find him under the blanket. It is a part of our night time ritual. Boynton's stories of rhymes and bright colours make reading a great family fun time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I only bought this book because I saw the other recommendations -- and wow, am I glad I did! We use this book every night with my 8.5 month old as her Bedtime Ritual book. Whenever she hears 'Binkit' she gets all excited... she loves grabbing all the fold out surprise pages, and petting the soft items. Getting her to bed used to be a nightmare, but with this book as the high note to end every day, she goes to bed happy and without fussing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
very entertaining for young children