CHRISTMAS PARADE by Sandra Boynton

CHRISTMAS PARADE

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Age Range: 2 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

Boynton’s droll animal characters march through this small volume with their usual deadpan humor, set off by her minimalist rhyming text.

A little pig watches the parade out his window, starting with a fierce-looking elephant drum major. There are chickens with bassoons, pigs with balloons, hippos with drums, and on and on, down to a tiny bird with a huge sousaphone. When the parade is over, the narrator pig is surprised by a knock on the door, followed by cheery Christmas greetings from the entire band. The text has a strong rhythm befitting a musical theme, and special sound effects are indicated by larger display type. The animals naturally have the signature hilarious expressions that Boynton does so well, and they wear a variety of snappy band uniforms. Santa appears in the parade, of course, as a rhino in a furry, red costume playing a tiny trumpet. Younger children will learn the names of the instruments the animals play, and any adult readers who are marching-band alums will enjoy pointing out their favorite musical instruments.

Boynton’s buoyant text and comical characters march to their own inimitable drummer. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: Oct. 2nd, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4424-6813-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Little Simon/Simon & Schuster
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2012




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