Best Sandra Boynton Books: 11 of Her Best Books

Sandra Boynton Books: Sandra Keith Boynton is an American humorist, songwriter, director, music producer, children’s author, and illustrator. Boynton has written and illustrated more than fifty books for both children and adults, as well as over four thousand greeting cards, and five music albums. We hope that you enjoy our list of the best Sandra Boynton Books below.

Sandra Boynton Books

THE GOING TO BED BOOK Nov 20, 2012 by Sandra Boynton

No child likes going to bed and as every parent knows, their little treasures will try and delay it for as long as possible! Discover all the antics children get up to before going to bed, in this hilarious board book, written and illustrated in Boynton’s own unique humourous style. The perfect way to read kids to sleep!

MOO, BAA, LA LA LA! Nov 20, 2012 by Sandra Boynton

Sandra Boynton’s all-time best-selling book, MOO, BAA, LA LA LA! has long been a favorite of small children and their parents. Written and illustrated with zesty rhyme and wry humor, it’s the perfect anytime book for young children. With over five million copies in print, MOO, BAA, LA LA LA! is listed among Publishers Weekly’s Bestselling Children’s Books of All Time.

HAPPY HIPPO, ANGRY DUCK Nov 20, 2012 by Sandra Boynton

Are you HAPPY AS A HIPPO? Or ANGRY AS A DUCK? Maybe SAD AS A CHICKEN? (Can you sadly say “CLUCK CLUCK”?) Bestselling author and illustrator Sandra Boynton is back with a brand new board book about moods and emotions. Boynton’s clever animals exemplify a wide range of emotions in this hilarious story about different feelings. Little ones and adults alike are sure to smile and laugh as interactive text asks them if they are “grumpy as a moose or excited as a dog?”, or maybe you might be “worried as a rabbit or contented as a frog?” With her charming quirky illustrations and trademark sense of humor, this new Boynton board book covers the first concept of moods and emotions.

CHRISTMAS PARADE Nov 20, 2012 by Sandra Boynton

“BOOM biddy BOOM biddy BOOM BOOM BOOM!” A dynamic parade of animal musicians marches by: chickens with bassoons, ducks with trombones, you name it! CHRISTMAS PARADE is a superb gift for young children and families everywhere.

Oh My Oh My Oh DINOSAURS! Nov 20, 2012 by Sandra Boynton

Sunbathing dinosaurs and artistic dinosaurs, dancing dinosaurs and volleyball-playing dinosaurs make learning opposites fun! From Boynton on Board, the bestselling series of extra-big, extra-fat, extra-appealing board books, Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! features the inimitable Sandra Boyntonís colorful, humorous drawings and lively text.


BLUE HAT, GREEN HAT Nov 20, 2012 by Sandra Boynton

Three earnest animals and one misguided turkey learn colors and clothes in this Sandra Boynton classic.

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.

BARNYARD DANCE! Nov 20, 2012 by Sandra Boynton

“Stomp your feet! Clap your hands! Everybody ready for a BARNYARD DANCE!” An assortment of irrepressible farm animals join in a rollicking square dance. With nearly four million copies in print, BARNYARD DANCE! is listed among Publishers Weekly’s Bestselling Children Books of All Time.

SNUGGLE PUPPY! Nov 20, 2012 by Sandra Boynton

Starring a big dog and a little puppy, SNUGGLE PUPPY! is a sweet and reassuring love song from parent to child. This gentle book is a favorite of families everywhere, with over a million copies in print.

TICKLE TIME! Nov 20, 2012 by Sandra Boynton

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.

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
to make you feel like new.

BUT NOT THE HIPPOPOTAMUS Nov 20, 2012 by Sandra Boynton

A shy hippo is hesitant to join in the fun that the other animals are having. But little by little, she finds her courage. A fine and funny book, with over two million copies in print, But Not the Hippopotamus is a classic favorite anytime book for little kids and their parents.

FIFTEEN ANIMALS! Nov 20, 2012 by Sandra Boynton

The amazing Bob! The amazing Boynton! Because who else but Sandra Boynton could imagine 15 Bobs in one book? Actually, that’s 14 Bobs, and one Simon James Alexander Ragsdale the Third (he’s a turtle), which gives Fifteen Animals! the added dimension of being a unique counting book—count the Bobs, count the pets, count the bunnies, count the fish. Fifteen Animals! also comes with a free song available via download. It’s all the energy and appeal of Boynton: the lively language, distinctive illustrations, and inimitable characters. And music. And counting. And, for the first time, a person character, an earnest little boy who loves animals and happily sings:

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.

Make that Bob.


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