Thursday, June 24, 2010

Top Five Fridays? - Sandra Boynton

Okay, It's Top Five Thursday this week because I'm featuring Sandra Boynton and okay everyone knows Sandra Boynton, I know. So there will be an extra post this week to try to make up for it. But a collection of great reads (and right now I appear to be obsessed with children's books, I know and I am) would not be complete without Sandra Boynton. Plus it is seriously silly book week!

We like everyone else love Sandra Boynton, we've got several of her books, grab those we haven't read off the library shelf upon eye contact and even have a few of her music cds. All are seriously silly fun. So armed with only opinions, I do have my picks.

My top five picks for Sandra Boynton:

1. The Going to Bed Book (whatelse?)

2. Barnyard Dance (I'm a country girl at heart)

3. One, Two, Three (I love a good simple read)

4. Hippos Go Beserk (I love Boynton's hippos)

5 Moo, Baa, La La La (See below)

Fifth spot was definitely the hardest, but Moo, Baa, La La La was the first book that both my kids memorized and both would sit and 'read' the story to themselves. I thought to catch my oldest on tape 'reading' it, so cute. And for that reason it will always hold a special place in my heart. Also apparent by my list, is that I favor classic Boynton, sorry Little Pookie!

What 'five' make your list?


  1. Thanks for following me at Tanja's Cupcakes! I'm now following you back.

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  2. Hi, just found you through a bloghop, I'm your latest follower, I have a bloghop going on today too and every Thursday, would love to see you there!

  3. Hi following you back from BOBT. Thanks for following Fashionably Organized.

  4. Buzzing by to follow you for the blog hop. This is a great post. Hope you will stop on by and visit me if you get the chance.


  5. Ah, we {heart} Sandra Boynton Books! We love Snuggle Puppy, Barnyard Dance, The Going to Bed Book, It's Wake Up Time, But Not the Hippopotamus, and many more...but our favorite is Blue Hat, Green Hat (red hat, Oooops!) That is the first book I remember several of our kids "reading" and so it similarly holds a special place in my heart! I'm with you, I've never met a Boynton book that I didn't like! Great author & great post, Michelle!

  6. Hi,

    Found you through Fun Follow Friday and so glad I did. I'm now following. I have an almost nine month old at home - so looking forward to any posts you might have for the really young ones.

    We already love the Boynton Board Books. My favourite is Hippos Go Berserk! I think I know it for memory without the book. Baby likes it too (which is nice, because it's suppose to be about her). I also like "I Want to be Your Personal Penguin" - I think that's what it's called. We got it from the library and it's since gone back. We have a lot of penquin themed toys for her for some reason - so we found that one fun as well for that reason.

    Looking forward to reading more of you. Hope you can check out my blog too.

    Louise @

  7. And how could I forget, Oh My, Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!!!

  8. I came over from Mingle Monday. We love the Boynton Books- my kids are too old to read them anymore but we keep them close at hand to read to any unsuspecting toddler that wanders into our realm :) The first one we got was Barnyard Dance but One, Two, Three is my favorite.