Why We Love It
The funny pictures and words delivered in a rhythmic rhyming text make this a delightful book to read again and again. Sandra Boynton’s animals make the kind of sounds that young children love and the regular beat lends itself to a variety of activities. First published in 1982, this sturdy board has sold over 3 million copies and is Boynton’s most popular title as you will see.
- Point to the animals on each page and have fun making animal sounds.
- Sandra Boynton’s catchy rhythm makes this one easy to learn by heart. Sing this book (or parts of it) to your infant as you do the shopping, on the bus or in the car. Clap your hands or bounce to the words from the book you chant with enthusiasm.
- When you see animals (either in real life or in books etc.), point them out to your infant and make the animal’s sounds. “Look, there’s a dog. Dog’s say woof (or bow-wow or whatever dog sound you like.)”
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