Snoozers: 7 Short Short Bedtime Stories for Lively Little Kids

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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,
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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.

These seven short-short stories bring chuckles before bedtime. The clever table of contents with finger tabs allows the child to flip immediately to his or her favorite story.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689817748
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Pages: 18
  • Sales rank: 482,505
  • Age range: 1 - 4 Years
  • Lexile: 460L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.63 (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.

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 September 8, 2008

    Our Favorite

    I have 3 children: ages 3, 7, and 9 and I'm the kind of mom who reads to them on most nights. I got this book 9 years ago when my eldest was an infant. This is far and away our favorite book for bedtime and it is well worn.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2007

    Its not meant as a primer for Harvard!

    To the reviewer that said this is a dissappointment I feel sorry for his/her child. What are you reading at bedtime, 'Catcher in the Rye'? She/he is 2. There is no need to prime them for college just yet. Let them enjoy (as well as yourself) some of the great things about childhood and not worry about the serious stuff yet. You need to put down the psycho - babble child raising book and lighten up. And, in case you are wondering, I do read to my kids (all 4 of them) every night. We generally read this as the 'finale' to the other stories they pick out, but there are nights that a quick book is all we have time for. That is when this one is perfect since each them can pick their own story and it doesn't take me an hour to read.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2007

    Love this book!

    My 15mth old loves this book! This is always our last book we read before bedtime. Once we sing Zoodle lullaby he knows its time for bed and doesn't resist. Our whole family has memorized all of the words. He also will sit in his room and 'read' it by himself. We love all of Sandra Boynton's books, but this is the best!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

    Love the book

    The board book is funny and hysterical; great for bedtime reading, especially for toddlers who are resisting going to bed and learning a sense of irony. They get prompted to read parts of the book (i.e. words printed in red "But I'm not tired"), giving them a chance to participate in the reading. My son got this book a few years ago as a gift and it was such a hit I went online and found another version of the book that includes a music CD that plays all the songs in this book plus more, but the pages in that book are not board and can tear, so beware. Great for play and bedtime. I bought several copies of the version with CD and gave them out for birthday presents. I ordered this copy for a friend in England who has a toddler and newborn.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2007

    very cute book

    My son picks this book whenever we need short stories at bedtime - like when we are short on time. He now knows the difference between short books and long books. He loves the silly songs (we always sing the snoozers one) and does all the 'now you say' parts and the noises on the snoring story. It's also great for little ones beginning to memorize all their stories - my son loves to read these to us.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2006

    Cute stories, cute characters, and flexible read time!

    It should be obvious from the title that these are 'Short Short Stories' -- but sometimes that's exactly what a tired toddler needs, just a few quick verses before she falls asleep in your lap. Feeling more active? Read more stories! The flexibility of being able to pick more or less little ditties means it's great for whatever mood the little princess is in. And Boynton's cute characters and stories are very enjoyable for small readers -- my daughter will pick it up and 'read' it herself even when it's not bedtime. Definitely a great addition to any two-year-old's bookshelf!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2005

    Book for kids?

    I bought this book for my 2 year old. It is a book in name only. It supposedly contains 7 bedtime stories. It actually contains 7 short poems containing 20-80 words each. It's basically 7 double pages since each poem takes up both sides of an open page. The pictures are scant, though it's the pictures that bring a book alive for a 2 year old. Each 'story' takes 2 minutes or less to read. If you want your child to feel read to every night, look elswhere. These stories don't even constitute a sound bite in my book so Boynton is now on my 'to be avoided' list. If you are very short on time and want something you can read really quickly, then this might work for you. Of course if that's the case, why bother? Definitely not recommended.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2003

    A MUST HAVE! A MUST HAVE!

    Both of my children 2 and 1 love this book. They take turns picking what story to read next. It is a huge hit. Bedtime FAVORITE!!!! A MUST HAVE! WONDERFUL GIFT TOO! It is a hit with all my friends kids too. I am not kidding...Get it now! You will not regret it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2003

    This Book is too Much fun for everyone!!!

    We love this book. I have a two year old who has memorized it and my 5 month old likes its rythmic read. My son went to the zoo a few weeks ago and tried calling out the sleepy animal sounds to the animals - chee chee tah!!!! Oh, and, my husband has it memorized too.... Great Buy! Very fun.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2003

    Now a favorite

    My daughter is almost two-years-old and this book caught her imagination a few months ago. Although it is really seven verses, even saying short twice doesn't make them stories. Each 'story' is too short to consider reading just one story at a sitting. But who would want to? This book is fun, there are clever verses about cute characters. There's even a silly bedtime song and the illustrations are...well...they are Boynton. Need I say more?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2002

    Great For Bedtime!

    We read this EVERY night now before bedtime...and to tell the truth, I love it just as much as my little ones. A definite keeper. Also recommend The Gravel Drive thegraveldrive.com for parents - you will never look at your kids the same way again after reading it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2001

    A MUST at our house!

    My children absolutely love this book. They want me to read it every night. It is humorous and lots of fun!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2001

    Wonderful, wonderful!

    My 7 month old son just loves this book! We *both* love all of the short stories. (My personal favorite is Little Bear). Highly recommend this. Makes a great gift.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2000

    Fabulous bedtime fun for kids & parents

    I've read this to my son since he was 3 months old. He thinks each of the stories are funny. We like it because from one book, we can pick 2-3 stories to read before bed that are very short and cute. Each one is about going to sleep and have funny little rhymes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    I bought this book when my daughter was little. It is still runn

    I bought this book when my daughter was little. It is still running around and a favorite of all the kids

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

    Favorite Author

    I bought this book as gifts for my sister's two sets of grandchildren. Their parents were as excited as the children because Sandra Boynton is one of their favorite authors. Both sets of parents said the kids love hearing the stories at bedtime. Funny stories just short enough for infants and toddlers along with humorous pictures make this book a winner.

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  • Posted November 16, 2009

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    Awesome!!

    My daughter loves this book. She loves all the Sandra Boynton books that we have. This is a must-have for any young child!

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