We are happy to be participating in Booking Across the USA and the author that we chose to cover is Sandra Boynton. She hails from New Jersey so that’s the state that we’re representing even though we live in New York. There are several reasons that we chose Sandra Boynton and we’ll also have a list of our favorite books and a mini printable pack for you.
Sandra Boynton was a favorite of mine as a child- I loved But Not The Hippopotamus and I remember having a few stuffed Boynton animals (an elephant for me and a hippo for my mom). So the fact that I can now share this love of Boynton books with Squeaker is great.
About Sandra Boynton
Sandra Boynton was born on April 3 in Orange, NJ but grew up in Philadelphia, PA. Since 1973 she has published more than 50 children’s books and audio CDs. You can read more about Sandra Boynton on her website.
Why We Love Sandra Boynton
Her writing style and illustrations are kid friendly and creative. But there’s also a touch of realism there to make it a little bit more relate-able to the actual animal. Her children’s books cover numerous learning concepts and topics including the alphabet, animal noises, and opposites amongst many others.
Free For You!
Before we get to our favorite Boynton books, here’s a free printable game for you! It’s based off of one of Squeaker’s favorite books at the moment- Moo, Baa, La La La and is based on matching animal sounds to the correct animal. You can also use the picture cards for a matching game or you can have it as an action game- whatever you’d like really 🙂
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Our Favorite Boynton Books
We could easily list almost all of her books here but I wanted to keep this to a top ten.
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- A Is for Angry: An Animal and Adjective Alphabet
- Happy Hippo, Angry Duck: A Book of Moods
- Moo Baa La La La
- Blue Hat, Green Hat
- Barnyard Dance!
- But Not the Hippopotamus
- Fifteen Animals!
- A to Z
I really can’t wait to do a unit study on Sandra Boynton with Squeaker. We’ve already covered animals, animal sounds, opposites, moods, the alphabet, and counting… and that’s just through our daily reading. She loves the books for the illustrations and fun text. I love them because she’s learning while just being read to and interacting.
These books are fun and timeless and I look forward to sharing them with her for years to come.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed your introduction to Sandra Boynton if you haven’t heard of her already!
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the fabulous authors in this Booking Across the USA tour!