Christmas Parade

By Sandra Boynton; Sandra Boynton (Illustrator)
(Little Simon, Hardcover, 9781442468139, 32pp.)

Publication Date: October 2, 2012

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A delightful Christmas picture book filled with hilarious characters and dynamic art from the one and only Sandra Boynton!


What’s that noise filling the room?

From this rousing beginning unfolds Christmas Parade, a merry picture book from Sandra Boynton.

As the dynamic parade of forty-six spiffy and intent animal musicians marches by, young readers will see animals and their instruments in turn: chickens with bassoons, ducks with trombones, mice with piccolos, cow saxophonists, a tiny bird with a large tuba, a glockenspiel pig, even a trumpet-playing Santa rhino—all underscored by marching snares (fifteen hippos, one cat) and one booming bass drum (an intrepid elephant).

Written with the irresistible rhythm of a lively marching band and illustrated by the author with those signature Boynton characters, Christmas Parade is a superb present for young children and families everywhere. Biddy BOOM.

About the Author

Sandra Boynton is a popular American humorist, songwriter, children’s author, and illustrator. Boynton has written and illustrated more than forty books for both children and adults, as well as more than four thousand greeting cards and four music albums. She has designed—for various companies—calendars, wallpaper, bedding, stationery, paper goods, clothing, jewelry, and plush toys.

Praise For Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton (Little Simon/S&S, $14.99 hardcover,

9781442468139, 32p., ages 3-6, October 2, 2012)

An elephant drummer, "marching along with a BOOM-biddy/ BOOM-biddy/

steady and strong," leads a parade of Sandra Boynton's signature animals

decked out in red and green, including chickens with silver bassoons and

piggies with Christmas balloons. There's even a Santa Claus rhino! One

little piggie stays inside for a twist of a surprise.
---Jenny Brown

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