Happy Birthday, Little Pookie

Happy Birthday, Little Pookie

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by Sandra Boynton
     
 

Little Pookie is up before dawn because . . . it’s Pookie’s birthday, and Pookie just can’t wait to celebrate! Pookie’s Mom gently coaxes her little one back to bed—but not for long!—in this delightful board book.
 
The celebration begins as Daddy makes Pancakes Supreme, and an energetic and excited Pookie parties on

Overview

Little Pookie is up before dawn because . . . it’s Pookie’s birthday, and Pookie just can’t wait to celebrate! Pookie’s Mom gently coaxes her little one back to bed—but not for long!—in this delightful board book.
 
The celebration begins as Daddy makes Pancakes Supreme, and an energetic and excited Pookie parties on all day. Told in Sandra Boynton’s signature humorous rhyme, the story also expresses sweet and sincere parental love and support. The joyous artwork is detailed and exuberant, and is guaranteed to please toddlers and their caregivers on their birthday and every day.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In Little Pookie's fourth adventure, the cartoon pig is so excited for its birthday that it wakes its parents twice in one night. To celebrate Little Pookie's big day, Daddy makes pig-shaped pancakes, and after Little Pookie's nap (though it's the parents who really need one) it's time for more surprises. "Attention, all Pooks!/ Are you here and awake?/ The time has arrived/ for your present and cake." Birthday boys and girls should relate to Pookie's elation, while adults should appreciate the commiserating wink. Up to age 3. (May)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
It is Little Pookie's birthday and he is so excited that he is up before daylight. His mother puts him back to bed but not for long. Little Pookie is up at dawn. Dad is the one who makes the delicious pancakes with their happy birthday message and a piggy face. Then it is time to get dressed and take a rest. But it is not over yet; presents and cake still await. There are four candles on the cake and Pookie makes his wish alongside his new friend, a fuzzy green froggy. What a glorious birthday! Kids will celebrate with Little Pookie and parents will commiserate and smile at the recognition of what Little Pookie's parents are experiencing in this amusing board book. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375865398
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/25/2010
Pages:
18
Sales rank:
64,476
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 5.16(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
1 - 2 Years

Meet the Author

Sandra Boynton is the beloved author and illustrator of more than forty books, with nineteen million of them in print.  Since 1975, her well-known greeting cards have sold more than a hundred million copies, “mostly to family and friends,” she says. She was the recipient of the 2008 Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Cartoonists Society's highest honor.
 
Boynton is also a Grammy-nominated record producer and songwriter. Her music video “Be Like a Duck” won WNET’s (New York City’s public television station) weekly competition for best indie short in November 2009. Sandra lives, works, and goofs off in the foothills of the Berkshires with her husband, whitewater racer/expeditionist Jamie McEwan, and their four perfect children.

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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