Happy Birthday, Little Pookie
By Sandra Boynton
(Robin Corey Books, Board Book, 9780375865398, 18pp.)
Publication Date: May 25, 2010
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Little Pookie is up before dawn because . . . it’s Pookie’s birthday, and Pookie just can’t wait to celebrate! Pookie’s Mom gently coaxes her little one back to bed—but not for long!—in this delightful board book.
The celebration begins as Daddy makes Pancakes Supreme, and an energetic and excited Pookie parties on all day. Told in Sandra Boynton’s signature humorous rhyme, the story also expresses sweet and sincere parental love and support. The joyous artwork is detailed and exuberant, and is guaranteed to please toddlers and their caregivers on their birthday and every day.
Sandra Boynton is the beloved author and illustrator of more than forty books, with nineteen million of them in print. Since 1975, her well-known greeting cards have sold more than a hundred million copies, “mostly to family and friends,” she says. She was the recipient of the 2008 Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Cartoonists Society's highest honor.
Boynton is also a Grammy-nominated record producer and songwriter. Her music video “Be Like a Duck” won WNET’s (New York City’s public television station) weekly competition for best indie short in November 2009. Sandra lives, works, and goofs off in the foothills of the Berkshires with her husband, whitewater racer/expeditionist Jamie McEwan, and their four perfect children.