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Sandra Boynton

Forfatter af Moo, Baa, La La La!

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre


Værker af Sandra Boynton

Moo, Baa, La La La! (1982) 3,798 eksemplarer
The Going to Bed Book (1982) 3,569 eksemplarer
Barnyard Dance! (1993) 2,774 eksemplarer
Blue Hat, Green Hat (1984) 1,983 eksemplarer
But Not the Hippopotamus (1982) 1,975 eksemplarer
Doggies: A Counting and Barking Book (1984) 1,716 eksemplarer
Pajama Time! (2000) 1,616 eksemplarer
Snuggle Puppy: A Little Love Song (2003) 1,566 eksemplarer
Opposites (1982) 1,360 eksemplarer
Belly Button Book (2005) 1,326 eksemplarer
A to Z (1984) 1,301 eksemplarer
Hippos Go Berserk! (1977) 1,248 eksemplarer
Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! (1993) 1,152 eksemplarer
Philadelphia Chickens (2002) 1,046 eksemplarer
Horns to Toes and in Between (1984) 1,046 eksemplarer
One, Two, Three! (1993) 804 eksemplarer
Birthday Monsters! (1993) 692 eksemplarer
Hey! Wake Up! (2000) 648 eksemplarer
Chocolate: The Consuming Passion (1982) 595 eksemplarer
Rhinoceros Tap (1996) 536 eksemplarer
Yay, You! Moving Up and Moving On (2013) 532 eksemplarer
Your Personal Penguin (2006) 506 eksemplarer
What's Wrong, Little Pookie? (2007) 480 eksemplarer
Are You a Cow? (2012) 460 eksemplarer
Fifteen Animals! (2008) 452 eksemplarer
Dog Train (2005) — Forfatter — 446 eksemplarer
Spooky Pookie (2015) 409 eksemplarer
Let's Dance, Little Pookie (2008) 383 eksemplarer
Tickle Time! (2012) 299 eksemplarer
Eek! Halloween! (2016) 269 eksemplarer
Perfect Piggies! (2010) 259 eksemplarer
Bob and 6 more Christmas Stories (1999) 213 eksemplarer
But Not the Armadillo (2018) 199 eksemplarer
Dinosaur's Binkit (1998) 198 eksemplarer
Little Pookie (2011) 194 eksemplarer
Dinosnores (Boynton on Board) (2019) 194 eksemplarer
I Love You, Little Pookie (2018) 182 eksemplarer
Consider Love (2002) 171 eksemplarer
Christmas Parade (2011) 153 eksemplarer
The Bunny Rabbit Show! (2014) 138 eksemplarer
Woodland Dance! (2021) 124 eksemplarer
Merry Christmas, Little Pookie (2018) 108 eksemplarer
Christmastime (1987) 105 eksemplarer
Don't Let the Turkeys Get You Down (1986) 101 eksemplarer
Your Nose! (Boynton on Board) (2020) 98 eksemplarer
Moo, Baa, Fa La La La La! (2022) 97 eksemplarer
Woo Hoo! You're Doing Great! (2023) 75 eksemplarer
Bath Time! (1600) 73 eksemplarer
Good Night, Good Night (1985) 67 eksemplarer
Chloe and Maude (1935) 58 eksemplarer
The Compleat Turkey (1980) 55 eksemplarer
Barnyard Bath! (1600) 48 eksemplarer
Here, George! (2018) 45 eksemplarer
How Big Is Zagnodd? (2020) 45 eksemplarer
Peekaboo Rex! (Boynton on Board) (2023) 42 eksemplarer
Hog Wild!: A Frenzy of Dance Music (2017) 37 eksemplarer
One Shoe Blues (2009) 31 eksemplarer
Moo Cow Book (2004) 30 eksemplarer
Hester in the Wild (1979) 26 eksemplarer
Happy Easter, Little Pookie (2023) 26 eksemplarer
My Puppy Book (2005) 21 eksemplarer
If at First (1980) 20 eksemplarer
Hippos Remain Calm (2023) 20 eksemplarer
Big Box of Little Pookie (2011) 10 eksemplarer
Mom's Family Calendar 2007 (2006) 5 eksemplarer
Hey! What's That? (1985) 4 eksemplarer
Mom's Family Calendar 2008 (2007) 3 eksemplarer
Mom's Family Wall Calendar 2021 (2020) 2 eksemplarer
Mums Family Wall Calendar 2019 (2018) 2 eksemplarer
One Two Three 2 eksemplarer
Snuggle Puppy! 1 eksemplar
Hey! Wake Up! 1 eksemplar
A to Z 1 eksemplar
Snoozers 1 eksemplar
Mom's Family Calendar 2011 (2010) 1 eksemplar
Mom's Family Desk Planner 2021 (2020) 1 eksemplar
Mum's Family Desk Planner 2012 (2011) 1 eksemplar
Mom's Family Desk Planner 2009 (2008) 1 eksemplar
Mom's Family Calendar 2006 (2005) 1 eksemplar
Mom's Family Desk Planner 2011 (2010) 1 eksemplar
Mom's Family Calendar 2010 (2009) 1 eksemplar
Mom's Family Desk Planner 2016 (2015) 1 eksemplar
Mom's Family 2015 Desk Planner (2014) 1 eksemplar
Mom's Family Calendar 2017 (2016) 1 eksemplar
Mom's Family Desk Planner 2017 (2016) 1 eksemplar
Mum's Family Calendar 2015 (2014) 1 eksemplar
Mum's Family Calendar 2016 (2015) 1 eksemplar
Birthday Monsters! 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Heart of Cool (1999) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver40 eksemplarer
Story of Grump and Pout (1988) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver22 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 7, March 1981 — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 1, September 1980 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Kanonisk navn
Boynton, Sandra
Land (til kort)
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)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
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)
Kort biografi
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).



Sandra Boynton, I love you, but the order of nighttime tasks just DON'T MAKE SENSE. I do appreciate the little song that's included in this longer version.
mrsandersonreads23 | 3 andre anmeldelser | Apr 14, 2024 |
Back of book: "Surely what you need in your life is an overenthusiastic random chicken cheering you on."

And the chicken does some excellent cheering (in rhyme, of course). When the chicken makes a mistake - waking up Bear from a nap - the mouse companion explains that everyone makes mistakes: "That's how we learn. That's what it takes." Chicken has a rest, and Mouse briefly monologues about how others' encouragement is nice, "But I think perhaps the best WOO HOO...is the one you say each day to you."

Warm and funny. See also: Happy Hippo, Angry Duck
… (mere)
JennyArch | 1 anden anmeldelse | Mar 26, 2024 |
Silly book about belly buttons. Mx really liked this one. Ms liked, but not as much.
Mx2018 | 12 andre anmeldelser | Feb 4, 2024 |



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