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Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thick board pages, and are sure to educate and entertain children of all ages.

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Overview

Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thick board pages, and are sure to educate and entertain children of all ages.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671449032
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publication date: 11/30/1982
  • Series: Boynton Board Books Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 16
  • Sales rank: 31,122
  • Age range: Up to 2 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 5.75 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Simple & Fun Book

    Highly recommended!

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  • Posted October 17, 2011

    Boynton is the Best!

    Quirky and fun, as with all things Boynton. Love it!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    my 3 kids love this book

    this is one of the books that my kids learned to read on, I would read the first word and my kids would respond with the opposite word. We read this book a hundred times and I will definitely be reading it to my 1.5 yr old when he is old enough.

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  • Posted May 12, 2010

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    Very Cute Opposites Book!

    I got this book when my son was 4 months old. He has always really liked it! He thinks it is so funny and silly. I think it is really illustrating these concepts well for him. He is nearly 8 months old and he still loves this book! It cleans up nicely too- sometimes we read right after he eats and he gets his books messy! Some of the board books get stained but this one so far has held up nicely. My only complaint is that it is kind of expensive ($5-$6 plus tax...) for such a short book!

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  • Posted May 9, 2010

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    Great book

    I hove Sandra's books!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

    a must have

    it is a great book for 6mo and older to begin the fun of reading. the sturdy board book is great. the story is short and cute. my kids all love it. it also makes a great baby shower gift.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2009

    Good Fun

    I did not know this auther when I got the first Sandra Boynton book for my son's book collection. I have fallen in love with all the books so far. This book is fun and simple. Mt son is 13 months old, and he loves all the books by Sandra.

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

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    Boynton Board Books

    Love the Boynton Board books for my grandson. The characters are charming and colorful and engage the little ones with basic concepts and humor enough to keep the elders re-reading hundreds of times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2001

    So Much Fun

    I bought this book for my newborn anticipating the time when I would start reading to her. Now 5 months old, I have been reading this to her for more than a month. The illustrations are simple but interesting and she sits next to me and just stares at the pictures. Other books I have purchase seem too cluttered or busy for her to focus on. She loves this book and it is so much fun to read!!

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