“BOOM biddy BOOM biddy BOOM BOOM BOOM!” From this rousing beginning unfolds Sandra Boynton’s newest book, Christmas Parade. This musical book is written, illustrated, narrated and (with her long-time songwriting partner, Michael Ford) orchestrated by the beloved children’s author. As the parade marches by, little listeners hear each instrument in turn: chickens with bassoons, ducks with trombones, a tiny bird with a large tuba, even a trumpet-playing Santa rhino—all underscored by a booming bass drum. Written with the irresistible rhythm of a lively marching band, and with perfect parade moments of favorite carols, Christmas Parade is a superb present for children everywhere.
The pigs, chickens, cows, rhinos, and other animals familiar to Boynton's many fans join forces to celebrate Christmas loudly. "First comes the elephant marching along/ with a boom-biddy boom-biddy steady and strong," writes the author as a serious-looking pachyderm in a green marching band uniform leads the charge. It's followed by "chickens with silver bassoons," holly-tossing reindeer, a rhinoceros Santa, and more. Boynton's sense of humor is less evident in this offering than in many of her other titles, but the book's enthusiastic verse and crisp artwork are as in step as her corps of hippos on drums. Ages 3 6.
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I thought it worked like an app. The iPad sandra boynton apps are cheaper and waaaaay better. This just reads to you and is not interactive and its double the price.
My daughter is autistic and (at time of review) 15... She does'nt read and I read books to/ with her.. She has ALWAYS loved the other books from this author.. The narration feature along w/option to read alone is an added bonus so if I'm not available she can listen and follow along! Keep up the great work Sandra! I will be loading ALL of your books in future as they become available! Thank you!