Tickle Time!

Tickle Time!

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by Sandra Boynton
     
 

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Sometimes kids just need a good tickle. Maybe your child is grumpy, or frustrated, or looking for a little extra attention. Well, we have the cure. Reach for Tickle Time!—and like magic, everyone’s bright and sunny and giggling again.

Tickle Time!
is the twelfth in Boynton’s astoundingly successful Boynton on Board series.

Overview

Sometimes kids just need a good tickle. Maybe your child is grumpy, or frustrated, or looking for a little extra attention. Well, we have the cure. Reach for Tickle Time!—and like magic, everyone’s bright and sunny and giggling again.

Tickle Time!
is the twelfth in Boynton’s astoundingly successful Boynton on Board series. Based on the wildly popular song from Boynton’s wildly popular Rhinoceros Tap CD, Tickle Time! is pure irrepressible Boynton, lively in tempo, nimble in rhyme, and filled with irresistible fuzzy cats that cavort from page to page. Plus a few birds, who aren’t the cavorting type. Here’s a book to turn to again and again, because it’s guaranteed to elicit giggles:

If you’re feeling blue
and you don’t know what to do
there is nothing like a
TICKLE TIME
to make you feel like new.


Whether you tickle high or tickle low, tickle fast or tickle slow, it’s the gitchy-gitchy-goo that makes everything worthwhile.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Boynton is known for her silly rhyme and even sillier looking creatures. This board book is no exception. A group of crazy cats seem to be preparing for tickle time "ready set go!" Tickle time can chase away the blues. Our sad little cat is approached by three others whose paws are just itching to tickle and soon the one who was blue has joined in with the fun. There is no limitation on tickle time—it can be day or night and it can be fast or slow. Tickle Time! also introduces some concepts such as high and low, big and small, day and night. So everyone join in with millions of others and find time to tickle to chase away the blues.
Kirkus Reviews
A favorite baby-and-toddler activity receives an upbeat celebration that will get those fingers going. Watch out! The gang of frazzled felines that populate this outing are truly the cat's meow. Based on Boynton's song of the same title, the text is reproduced in a colored, patterned font that amps the energy right up. A forlorn little kitty, paws clasped in front of his body, appears anxious (though slightly intrigued) when a trio of toms encourages him to join in the fun. "Gitchy-gitchy / Goo Gotta / Ready, Set, Go!" It doesn't take long before the cautious cat jumps in on this chorus line with dramatic leaps and fluttering fingers. A little birdie acts as a square-dance caller, enunciating each beat ("Goo bop. / Gitchy-goo bop"). The shaggy, large-nosed felines are tremendously expressive in their synchronized movements and maintain a rollicking pace. "We can tickle high. / We can tickle low. / We can tickle QUICKQUICKQUICK / as fast as we can go!" (Here, the page is filled with iterations of "gitchy gitchy gitchy" in different colors.) At the end, the gang sprawls on the floor, exhausted, after a truly monumental tickle-fest. Sure to prompt little fingers into joyful action. (Board book. 1-3)
Pamela Paul
With its pitter-patter text…the book practically begs to be sung or at least rapped aloud.
—The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761168836
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
162,051
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 6.31(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
Up to 2 Years

Meet the Author

Sandra Boynton is a popular American cartoonist, writer, and songwriter. Since 1974, Boynton has written and illustrated over fifty children’s books and seven general audience books, including five New York Times bestsellers. More than 60 million of her books have been sold—“mostly to friends and family,” she says. She has also written and produced five albums of award-winning children’s music. Three of her albums have been certified Gold, and Philadelphia Chickens, nominated for a Grammy, has gone Platinum. She lives with her family on a farm in New England.


 

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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Tickle Time 3.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 16 reviews.
ginnie More than 1 year ago
My children really enjoy all fun stories written by Sandra Boyton -- check them all out !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tickle Time by Sandra Boynton is a very cute book. It is about a sad cat who gets cheered up by his cat friends. They tickle each other until they are all tickled out. My 3 year old and I like this book. It is pretty silly and a lot of fun. When the story ends, everyone is happy again. A good book about a creative way to take care of your friends. It is a bit repetitive, but good. The read-to-me option is really nice.
pswan More than 1 year ago
Our granddaughter, 22 months old, loves all her Sandra Boynton books on my Nook. But she loves it when we read "Tickle Time" because we can "tickle" along with the words. The "gitchy, gitchy, goo" parts especially make her laugh.
AngelaKR More than 1 year ago
We are Sandra Boynton fans. This was an enjoyable book, one of my children's (5 & 2) favorite.
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I wonder if my little boy would like it. He LOVES to TICKLE people
grdma More than 1 year ago
she gets excited and presses the screen. Keeps her attention. I used the read to me. love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our entire family loves this book!
rkwall More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed in this book. Not only did I find it annoying, but my 4-year-old grandson didn't like it at all. This is the first time I've regretted a purchase on the nook of a children's book.