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									Sandra BoyntonSandra Boynton
Cartoonist/author Sandra Boynton infuses her books with a sense of joy, silliness, and -- well, lots of farm animals. With her fun board books, the woman famous for the adults' mantra "Don't Let the Turkeys Get You Down" has become a natural favorite for toddlers.

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Fact File

Sandra Boynton
Current Home:
"Somewhere in rural Connecticut"
Date of Birth:
April 3, 1953
Place of Birth:
Orange, New Jersey
B.A., Yale University, 1974; attended University of California--Berkeley Drama School and Yale Drama School
Irma Simonton Black Award for Chloe & Maude, 1983; National Cartoonists Society Award, 1993; National Parenting Publications Awards Gold Medal for Barnyard Dance!, 1994

A Chilly Chum

Selected Works

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								Your Personal Penguin, Author: 
								Sandra Boynton.

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Your Personal Penguin
by Sandra Boynton
The irrepressible, ever-original Boynton introduces a brand new board book. This new adventure is a read-aloud, listen-along favorite for young children and the grown-ups who read to them. Fun to hold, the book tells the story of a slightly bewildered hippo and the loyal penguin who wants nothing more than to be his pal.
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								Yay, You! Moving out, Moving up, Moving On, Author: 
								Sandra Boynton.
*  The Going to Bed Book (1982)
*  Moo, Baa, La La La! (1982)
*  Doggies: A Counting and Barking Book (1982)
*  Barnyard Dance! (1993)
*  Yay, You! Moving Out, Moving Up, Moving On (2001)
*  Consider Love (2002)
*  Philadelphia Chickens (2002)
*  Belly Button Book! (2005)
*  Dog Train: A Wild Ride on the Rock-and-Roll Side (2005)
*  Your Personal Penguin (2006)

*  See the Sandra Boynton chronology

Recommendations from Boynton

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								Clutter's Last Stand: It's Time to De-Junk Your Life!, Author: 
								Don Aslett.

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Clutter's Last Stand: It's Time to De-Junk Your Life!
by Don Aslett
In our interview, Boynton said that the most influential book in her life had been Aslett's guide to getting off junk -- but, "I don't know exactly what it said," Boynton cracks. "It went out in a box of teapot cozies."

*  More from this interview

Bedtime Lifesavers

Boynton for Grown-Ups

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								The Going to Bed Book, Author: 
								Sandra Boynton.

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The Going to Bed Book
by Sandra Boynton
Boynton has a subspecialty of getting toddlers to go down for the count, without a fight. Her board books -- particularly the popular Going to Bed Book, with its animals' nighttime rituals -- keep it short and sweet, making bedtime more of a joy and less of a struggle.

*Snoozers: 7 Short Short Bedtime Stories for Lively Little Kids  by Sandra Boynton
*Pajama Time!  by Sandra Boynton
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								Don't Let the Turkeys Get You Down, Author: 
								Sandra Boynton.

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Don't Let the Turkeys Get You Down
by Sandra Boynton
Boynton's animal cartoons appeal to adults too: She captures the silliness of her creations for kids in her catalog of life's pesky "turkeys," the musical Gregorian chant parody Grunt, and her paean to chocolate addiction.

*Grunt: Pigorian Chant from Snouto Domoinko de Silo  by Sandra Boynton
*Chocolate: The Consuming Passion  by Sandra Boynton