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Sandra Boynton

Autor/a de Moo, Baa, La La La!

127+ obres 40,640 Membres 553 Ressenyes 43 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Sandra Boynton was born in Orange, New Jersey, and grew up in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Boynton's parents became Quakers when she was two years old. From kindergarten through 12th grade, she and her sisters attended Germantown Friends School, where their father taught mostra'n més English and was Head of the Upper School. She went on to Yale, entering in 1970 for her second year of college. She spent the second semester of her junior year studying in Paris through Wesleyan University's program. At Yale, she majored in English. Boynton intended to become a theater director. For graduate studies in drama, she attended the University of California at Berkeley for one year, then transferred to the Yale School of Drama D.F.A. program, but she did not complete the program. With the birth of her first child in 1979, Boynton postponed indefinitely a career in the theater. Boynton began designing greeting cards for Recycled Paper Greetings. Her designs were at the forefront of the Alternative Cards commercial movement that began in the mid-1970s. According to RPG co-founder and president Mike Keiser, over 200 million copies of Boynton's distinctive humorous cards featuring an assortment of unnamed cartoon animal characters, spare layout, and droll messages sold between 1973 and 1995. Since the 1977 release of Hippos Go Berserk!, Boynton has published many children's books, as well as several illustrated humor books for the general market. Her books are most typically for very young children, offered in the laminated paperboard format known as board books. Five of her books have been New York Times best sellers: Chocolate: The Consuming Passion; Frog Trouble and Eleven Other Pretty Serious Songs; Yay, You!; Consider Love; and Philadelphia Chickens, which reached the number one position on the list, and was on the list for nearly a year. Two of her books are Publisher's Weekly bestsellers, Dinosaur Dance!, and Eek! Halloween!. Three of Boynton's books are on the Publishers Weekly All-Time Bestselling Children's Books list. More than 30 million copies of her books have been sold. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Sandra Boynton

Moo, Baa, La La La! (1982) 3,643 exemplars
The Going to Bed Book (1982) 3,423 exemplars
Barnyard Dance! (1993) 2,668 exemplars
Blue Hat, Green Hat (1984) 1,914 exemplars
But Not the Hippopotamus (1982) 1,912 exemplars
Doggies: A Counting and Barking Book (1984) 1,646 exemplars
Pajama Time! (2000) 1,564 exemplars
Snuggle Puppy: A Little Love Song (2003) 1,477 exemplars
Opposites (1982) 1,303 exemplars
Belly Button Book (2005) 1,272 exemplars
A to Z (1984) 1,255 exemplars
Hippos Go Berserk! (1977) 1,203 exemplars
Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! (1993) 1,122 exemplars
Philadelphia Chickens (2002) 1,028 exemplars
Horns to Toes and in Between (1984) 1,003 exemplars
One, Two, Three! (1993) 785 exemplars
Birthday Monsters! (1993) 659 exemplars
Hey! Wake Up! (2000) 637 exemplars
Chocolate: The Consuming Passion (1982) 581 exemplars
Rhinoceros Tap (1996) 528 exemplars
Yay, You! Moving Up and Moving On (2013) 508 exemplars
Your Personal Penguin (2006) 491 exemplars
What's Wrong, Little Pookie? (2007) 456 exemplars
Dog Train (2005) — Autor — 436 exemplars
Are You a Cow? (2012) 434 exemplars
Fifteen Animals! (2008) 429 exemplars
Spooky Pookie (2015) 376 exemplars
Let's Dance, Little Pookie (2008) 368 exemplars
Tickle Time! (2012) 286 exemplars
Eek! Halloween! (2016) 250 exemplars
Perfect Piggies! (2010) 241 exemplars
Bob and 6 more Christmas Stories (1999) 203 exemplars
Dinosaur's Binkit (1998) 194 exemplars
Little Pookie (2011) 181 exemplars
But Not the Armadillo (2018) 178 exemplars
Consider Love (2002) 169 exemplars
Dinosnores (Boynton on Board) (2019) 167 exemplars
I Love You, Little Pookie (2018) 148 exemplars
Christmas Parade (2011) 132 exemplars
The Bunny Rabbit Show! (2014) 124 exemplars
Christmastime (1987) 105 exemplars
Merry Christmas, Little Pookie (2018) 103 exemplars
Woodland Dance! (2021) 101 exemplars
Your Nose! (Boynton on Board) (2020) 88 exemplars
Bath Time! (1600) 72 exemplars
Moo, Baa, Fa La La La La! (2022) 61 exemplars
Good Night, Good Night (1985) 60 exemplars
Woo Hoo! You're Doing Great! (2023) 56 exemplars
Chloe and Maude (1935) 56 exemplars
The Compleat Turkey (1980) 54 exemplars
Barnyard Bath! (1600) 47 exemplars
Here, George! (2018) 42 exemplars
How Big Is Zagnodd? (2020) 35 exemplars
Moo Cow Book (2004) 30 exemplars
One Shoe Blues (2009) 29 exemplars
Hester in the Wild (1979) 26 exemplars
My Puppy Book (2005) 21 exemplars
If at First (1980) 19 exemplars
Happy Easter, Little Pookie (2023) 17 exemplars
Big Box of Little Pookie (2011) 11 exemplars
Mom's Family Calendar 2007 (2006) 5 exemplars
Mom's Family Calendar 2008 (2007) 3 exemplars
Hey! What's That? (1985) 3 exemplars
Mums Family Wall Calendar 2019 (2018) 2 exemplars
One Two Three 2 exemplars
Mom's Family Desk Planner 2021 (2020) 1 exemplars
Birthday Monsters! 1 exemplars
Hey! Wake Up! 1 exemplars
Snuggle Puppy! 1 exemplars
Snoozers 1 exemplars
Mom's Family Desk Planner 2016 (2015) 1 exemplars
Mom's Family Desk Planner 2011 (2010) 1 exemplars
Mom's Family Desk Planner 2009 (2008) 1 exemplars
Mom's Family Calendar 2006 (2005) 1 exemplars
Mom's Family Calendar 2011 (2010) 1 exemplars
Mum's Family Desk Planner 2012 (2011) 1 exemplars
Mum's Family Calendar 2016 (2015) 1 exemplars
Mom's Family Calendar 2010 (2009) 1 exemplars
Mom's Family 2015 Desk Planner (2014) 1 exemplars
Mom's Family Calendar 2017 (2016) 1 exemplars
Mom's Family Desk Planner 2017 (2016) 1 exemplars
Mum's Family Calendar 2015 (2014) 1 exemplars
Barnyard Dance 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Heart of Cool (1999) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions39 exemplars
Story of Grump and Pout (1988) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions22 exemplars
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 7, March 1981 — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 1, September 1980 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Boynton, Sandra
Data de naixement
País (per posar en el mapa)
Lloc de naixement
Orange, New Jersey, USA
Germantown Friends School
Yale University(B.A. ∙ English ∙ 1974)
University of California Berkeley
greeting card designer
children's book author
McEwan, Jamie (spouse)
Premis i honors
Grammy Award nomination (Philadelphia Chickens)
National Parenting Publications Gold Medal
Eustace D. Theodore Fellowship (Yale University)
National Cartoonists Society Greeting Card Award (1992)
Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award, National Cartoonists Society (2008)
Biografia breu
Sandra Keith Boynton was born to a "casually Quaker family" in New Jersey and grew up in Philadelphia. She started writing at an early age. She attended the Germantown Friends School, where her father taught English and was head of the Upper School. She went to Yale and majored in English. In 1973, needing a summer job after her junior year, she designed gift cards and Christmas cards, had them privately printed, and made the rounds of East Coast stores selling them. She continued to design and sell cards during graduate school in drama at the University of California Berkeley and Yale, and signed up with a Chicago-based company called Recycled Paper Greetings. In 1972, she married Jamie McEwan, an Olympic bronze medalist in whitewater canoe slalom, and moved with him to a farm in the foothills of the Berkshires. The couple had four children and wrote two books together: The Story of Grump and Pout (1983) and The Heart of Cool (2001). Over the past 30 years, Sandra Boynton has designed about 4,000 to 6,000 greeting cards, nearly all published by Recycled Paper. The company sold 50 to 80 million Boynton cards per year in the peak years of the 1980s. In addiition, she has produced designs for items as diverse as aprons, baby clothes, balloons, baseball caps, bed sheets, buttons, boxer shorts, calendars, date books, gift wrap, magnets, mugs, notepads, posters, Post-it notes, puppets, puzzles, rubber stamps, stickers, sweaters, t-shirts, ties, towels, and wallpaper. She has written and illustrated books for children as well as for adults, including Chocolate: The Consuming Passion (1982).



I think it should be made more obvious, more clear, that there is a SONG AND VIDEO on YouTube that goes with the board book. Before hearing the song performed, I was 100% meh. It just was NOT working for me. The idea of having to come up with a tune to sing this one aloud OR doing a very dull spoken read aloud was making me dislike this one. The video is on Sandra Boynton's YT channel.

First sentence: Oh, there is snow, snow, snow. It's coming down, down, down, and it is fall, fall, falling all around, round, round. And you can tell, tell, tell what's on it's way--ee--yay. Yes! it will soon, soon, soon be Christmas Day!

Premise/plot: All the friends have gathered together to sing, sing, sing and welcome in the holiday season.

My thoughts: Don't give me a song without giving me a tune. Yes, this is me overthinking things. Yes, I think about how I would read this aloud. I don't want to 'perform' a song unprepared.

ETA: I read the VERY SMALL PRINT and there is a SONG on YouTube. The song is delightful when you hear the tune. I just think it should be more obvious that you have to go to YouTube to enjoy this board book. Turns out it is DOO-WOP.
… (més)
blbooks | Nov 6, 2023 |
First sentence: I really like animals. I like them a lot. Fifteen animals is what I've got. I've got fifteen animals. They're friendly and tame and I've given each one a special name--

Premise/plot: This counting, animal-themed book features a twist. A twist that is revealed as the protagonist reveals the names of his fifteen animals....I won't be spoiling here.

My thoughts: This one was over-the-top-silly. I liked it. Probably more than most of Sandra Boynton's other board books. I don't always love them. (Though I know they are supposedly always awesome.)… (més)
blbooks | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Nov 6, 2023 |
Short and sweet, this playful book gets your little one excited to brush their teeth, exercise, bathe and head to bed. Read in a soft voice, The Going to Bed Book invites you to gently rock your kiddo to sleep in the final pages but that doesn't mean they will be asleep. This book will certainly be asked for again and again.
VictoriaBrodersen | Hi ha 45 ressenyes més | Oct 27, 2023 |
An unshakeable pillar of the bedtime routine.
mmparker | Hi ha 45 ressenyes més | Oct 24, 2023 |



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