Little Simon, Hardcover, 9781442468139, 31pp.
Publication Date: October 2, 2012
"BOOM biddy BOOM biddy BOOM BOOM BOOM "
"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.
Sandra Boynton is a popular American cartoonist, writer, and songwriter. Since 1974, Boynton has written and illustrated over fifty children s books and seven general audience books, including five "New York Times" bestsellers. More than 60 million of her books have been sold mostly to friends and family, she says. She has also written and produced five albums of award-winning children s music. Three of her albums have been certified Gold, and "Philadelphia Chickens", nominated for a Grammy, has gone Platinum.
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.