The Going to Bed Book [NOOK Book]

Overview

In this eBook-with-audio version, Sandra Boynton narrates her funny, beloved, wildly best-selling bedtime book, The Going to Bed Book, wherein an ark-full of energetic animals gets ready for sleep. The Going to Bed Book is a perennial favorite of little ones and their parents. Written with a mesmerizing rhyme and rhythm, and illustrated by the author with those lively and personable Boynton characters, it's the perfect end-of-the-day book for young children. With over five million copies in print, The Going to ...
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Overview

In this eBook-with-audio version, Sandra Boynton narrates her funny, beloved, wildly best-selling bedtime book, The Going to Bed Book, wherein an ark-full of energetic animals gets ready for sleep. The Going to Bed Book is a perennial favorite of little ones and their parents. Written with a mesmerizing rhyme and rhythm, and illustrated by the author with those lively and personable Boynton characters, it's the perfect end-of-the-day book for young children. With over five million copies in print, The Going to Bed Book is listed among Publishers Weekly's Bestselling Children Books of All Time.

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

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A boat full of critters get ready for bed in this oversized board book from Sandra Boynton! With zippy yet serene artwork that's sure to make any Boynton fan feel comforted for sleep time, this before-bed read follows an elephant, dog, pig, and other animals as they "take a bath in one big tub with soap all over -- SCRUB SCRUB SCRUB," put on their pj's, and crowd around the sink brushing their teeth. Of course, they can't forget a little exercise as part of their routine, and afterwards, when "The moon is high. The sea is deep. They rock and rock and rock to sleep." Boynton's relaxing words and bedtime palette -- which includes dark pastels and other nighttime colors -- combine to make a winning book that should make those eyelids a little bit heavier. Perfect for reading to your child and a fun complement to other Boynton books like Snoozers and Pajama Time!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000953488
  • Publisher: Boynton Moo Media
  • Publication date: 9/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 16,402
  • Age range: 1 - 2 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Sandra Boynton

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.

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

Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 14, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Sandra Boynton At Her Best

    This book is a truly warm and fun bedtime story. Our family has many of Sandra Boynton's books, but this one is probably our favorite, especially at bedtime. It's read over and over again.

    23 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Sandra Boynton does it again.

    Our little grandaughter loves this book. Sandra Boynton writes terrific books for kids. Her books are the ones she grabs when she wants us to read to her. She's 2 1/2 now. The bellybutton book is another excellent one. I can't say enough good things about her books. They are for kids and well written.

    13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 23, 2011

    NO ACTIONS

    Based on last review I purchased book. Mine does not have any actions with it . The story was very short. Disappointed!

    11 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Get the app instead

    Buy this book as an app instead of a nook book. It is the same stiry, but a lot more interactive

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    His all time favorite!

    This book was one of the main reason I purchased the Nook when I did. The interactive feature for kids. My 4 y/o grandson LOVES this book. EVERY time I see him this is the book he wants the Nook to read to him. Its such a sweet book. Love when the book "fogs up"

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2008

    BED TIME MADE EASY

    My 2-year-old daughter LOVES this book and has almost committed it to memory! Getting her to settle down for pre-bed story time is easy with this book and its colorful pictures and lyrical story. The board book style lets her take it to bed with her to read to her teddy bear!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2005

    great bedtime routine

    I was looking for a good bedtime stories to read for my 18month old son. I have Goodnight Moon in mind due to its very good review. But when I came across this book, I got more interested on getting this one instead. My son just loved looking at the colorful drawing while I read the beautiful rhyming texts aloud to him. I can even chant it to him if I want to make reading really fun. My son loves the 'with soap all over...they scrub-scrub-scrub', 'they brush and brush and brush their teeth', and most of all, 'they rock and rock and rock to sleep'. I guess he just like hearing repetitive words that rhyme so well. This is our first Boynton Book, and the best so far. I've seen her other books, but not as appealing as this book.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    I love this book

    I used to read this when i was a kid i love this book!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2002

    Justins mommy loves this book

    this is great book to read to before.It flows nicely and moves at a good pace.Great for a one year old and older.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2012

    cute story for little ones

    I liked the story, but my friend has this same book and it was animated. That was the reason I bought it, but my book wasn't so I was disappointed.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 27, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    It's not "Goodnight Moon", but it's WONDERFUL

    This is such a sweet, gentle story that you'll love reading over and over again. I love Sandra Boynton's illustrations and stories. It always cracks me up, in this one, where the pig hides under the stairs so he doesn't have to take a bath. Sandra Boynton entertains kids so well AND the parents! :) Love this one!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2009

    My Kids Favorite

    I buy this book for all of my friends and family as a shower gift. I just don't think you can give a better gift than books, and this is on the top of our list, along with many other Sandra Boynton books! It's an easy to memorize book and your kids will enjoy "reading" along with you!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Too short

    Costs too much for such a short book .

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

    Love it!

    I love the Sandra Boyonton books. We have almost all of them. I know buy them for baby gifts.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2009

    Brings back memories!

    This book is a wonderful and exciting story about the rituals of bedtime.
    It is easy to become immersed in it's storyline and it's characters. You can't help but become animated as you read the story to your child. It is truly a classic. I am saving "The Going to Bed Book" to read, & re-read to my children and grandchildren, it will forever be a part of my families lives.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

    My son's favorite bedtime book for years

    Delightful, simple, silly story with child pleasing illustrations and rhymes. A lovely end to the day. We've sent one to every new baby we know.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2009

    This book is a classic in our house.

    Since our daughter was born, we have collected these board books by Sandra Boynton. When a friend has a child, it is one of the books I try to get for them.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

    Don't have kids, but my cockatiel loves it!

    This is an all-time favorite of - not my kid - my cockatiel Chipper. You may wonder why I include it, but here's the thing: Seriously, Chipper fell in love with books as a young weanling when he saw how much I liked to read. But he's very discriminating. I've tried all kinds of board books on him. He's actually indifferent to a lot of them. But this one takes the prize, and I keep buying it for him. So if a discriminating bird likes it (enough to chew it to shreds over time), your kid will too.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2008

    Sandra Boynton Does It Again

    I've picked up many of Sandra Boynton's books and this one caught my eye. It's a great bedtime story to read to your little one. I recommend it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2007

    all about it

    The going to bed book shows kids what to do before you go to bed. And it's fiction because pigs can't take showers or rhinos pick out clothes.It's very educating and a great bedtime story.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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