I love the silliness of her books (hilarious, really) with the way they rhyme and flow, the snuggly affection and all the tie-ins she has to fun melodies. So fun.
So, to honor the lady whom I have never met, but whose books we love, I put together a small, very humble, Ode to Sandra Boynton... I hope you all enjoy.
(To the tune/chorus of "Jingle Bells")
Horns to Toes, pajama-dee-bop, run
up to exercise.
Oh My, Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!,
Where is my Bee-Bo?
Philly Chicks on I-95,
Moo, Baa, La, La, La!
Blue Hat, Green Hat, Pookie too,
Ten dogs and one cat (MRROW!!)
With a ba and a moo
and a cockle-doodle-doo,
Hippos Go Berserk!
Gitchy Goo, it's Tickle Time!
I love my Snuggle Puppy too!
A Penguin who belongs to me,
14 pets named "Bob"
Hey, Wake Up! a turkey's tripping,
No, not the hippopotamus!
If you knew every reference in there, you're a fan too!
Check out a few more of her books, which I think are written as much for the kids as they are for the adults who read them! :-)
What's your kids' favorite Boynton book (or yours)?