Take a get-ready-for-bed routine, throw in some cute dinosaurs, and you have a great recipe for the perfect bedtime book. Folks, I present to you:
The snoring goes on, on and on through the night. They never stop snoring till the first morning light.
About the Author:
Sandra Boynton is a beloved American cartoonist, children’s author, songwriter, and highly sporadic short film director.Starting with the 1977 publication of Hippos Go Berserk!, Boynton has written and illustrated sixty children’s books and seven general audience books, including five New York Times bestsellers. Her renowned books include Barnyard Dance, Snuggle Puppy!, Belly Button Book, EEK! Halloween!, But Not the Hippopotamus, and The Going to Bed Book. More than 70 million of her books have been sold—“mostly to friends and family,” she says. Boynton has also written and produced six albums of unconventional children’s music, which include performances by Brian Wilson, Brad Paisley, Kevin Kline, Kacey Musgraves, Blues Traveler, Alison Krauss, Meryl Streep, Spin Doctors, Davy Jones, Dwight Yoakam, Patti LuPone, Neil Sedaka, and “Weird Al” Yankovic in a duet with Kate Winslet. Three of Boynton’s albums have been certified Gold (over 500,000 copies sold), and Philadelphia Chickens, nominated for a Grammy, has gone Platinum (over one million copies sold). Boynton has also written and directed elevenshort musical films, including “One Shoe Blues”starring B. B. King; and two animated shorts: “When Pigs Fly”sung by Ryan Adams, and “Tyrannosaurus Funk” sung by Samuel L. Jackson, which won the 2018 Grand Prize for Best Children’s Animation Short from theRhode Island International Film Festival. In 2008, Boynton received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cartoonists Society. Boynton has four perfect children, and an equally perfect granddaughter. She and her husband Jamie McEwan, a writer and whitewater expeditionist, raised their family on a very old New England farm (it’s now a non-working farm, except for the hyperactive cartoon chickens and disaffected imaginary cows and such). Her studio there is in a converted barn that has perhaps the only hippopotamus weathervane in America.