If you know a child age 3 or under and you aren’t familiar with author and illustrator Sandra Boynton, then you will definitely want to keep reading. My son is the proud owner of 15 Boynton books. Many of which I can recite from memory!
Boynton is an extremely talented woman with a knack for writing, drawing, song writing and so much more. You may have purchased one of the over 5,000 greeting cards she has created over the past 30 years. But, what I really want to showcase is her super funny and engaging board books for the wee little ones. Boynton has written over 40 books for children. Here are my son’s top five favorites.
Mama pig tries to figure out what is wrong with her crying Little Pookie by asking a series of yes/no questions that gradually get more absurd. After so many questions, Little Pookie stops crying and forgets what was bothering him in the first place.
Since I have this one memorized, I can recite a few lines when my son is upset and I don’t know why he is crying. After a few lines, I usually have a smiling happy child again!
Animals try on different colored clothes and on each page, a turkey tries on that same clothing item the wrong way.
It still amazes me that my 21 month old understands the humor in this book.
We received this book when my oldest son was born. It is a story of hippopotamuses who love to show off their belly buttons by wearing their swimsuits on Belly Button Beach. There is something about kids and bellybuttons that makes this one a hit.
I’m not sure if my son likes this one best or if I do. It’s such a sweet sing-along book that I’ve highlighted before. “Oh Snuggle Puppy, I love you!”
I also highlighted this book in last week’s post- books about dogs. This is a counting book to 10 where different dogs with different barks do their thing. I must say I’m a bit tired of barking like a dog, but it does entertain the little ones!
While researching for this post, I discovered that you can have a custom Sandra Boynton book made by Pint Size Productions called, Are You a Cow? You can have a child’s picture and name included in the book. The book ships to you within a week and is $21.95 plus shipping and handling. I just might have to think about this for my son’s birthday!
So, does that little one you know have a favorite Sandra Boynton book?
Sneak Peek at Next Week: Don’t miss next week’s post when you can win a Sandra Boynton book along with some other great board books!