Barnyard Dance! (Boynton on Board) - book cover
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  • Publisher : Workman Publishing Company; Illustrated. edition
  • Published : 01 Oct 1993
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN-10 : 1563054426
  • ISBN-13 : 9781563054426
  • Language : English

Barnyard Dance! (Boynton on Board)

Everybody sing along-because it's time to do-si-do in the barnyard with a high-spirited animal crew! From Boynton on Board, the bestselling series of board books, here is BARNYARD DANCE, with Sandra Boynton's twirling pigs, fiddle-playing cows, and other unforgettable animals. Extra-big, extra-fat, and extra-fun, BARNYARD DANCE features lively rhyming text and a die-cut cover that reveals the wacky characters inside. Guaranteed to get kids and adults stomping their feet. The "Barnyard Dance! song, performed by John Stey, is available for download. For ages 0-4.
Oversized lap edition also available-perfect for reading aloud!

Editorial Reviews

"Sandra Boynton has a knack for creating baby books with bounce. Her Barnyard Dance! Is a true romp of a board book, with cartoon farm animals that are wacky enough to make you laugh out loud, and rhymes clever enough to sustain those nearly infinite re-readings: ‘Stand with the donkey / Slide with the sheep / Scramble with the little chicks - cheep cheep cheep!' Now, here's a woman who really knows how to use an active verb." -Parents

"The popular illustrator and greeting-card artist brings oddball humor and plenty of sassy energy to Boynton on Board, a quartet of concept board books. Each volume features a die-cut front cover framing a picture of its ebullient cartoon stars. A zany sensibility gives an extra bounce to the otherwise conventional counting book One, Two, Three! A similar silliness suffuses Dinosaurs, which explores opposites. In Barnyard, farm animals dance a boisterous, breathless, knee-slapping reel called, with great panache, by a fiddle-playing cow: ‘Bow to the horse. / Bow to the cow. / Twirl with the pig if you know how.' The rowdy crew in Monsters bursts in upon a mild-mannered hippo and makes ‘the mess that monsters make,' but returns to make amends. Fresh and buoyant, these books are good, clean fun." Ages 1-4. -Publishers Weekly

Readers Top Reviews

Sandra Boynton is my favorite for littles!! I bought this as a baby shower gift as typically everyone is buying clothes for the new baby and I wanted to make sure this little one didn't miss out on the fun of these books!! I read them to my son 20 years ago and he LOVED them! They were short enough and durable enough to get years of use. It's been 20 years and I think I still know this by heart!!
Courtney G.
Sandra Boynton writes, hands down, my favorite children's books. I learned about them when our school librarian bought a couple for my daughter. Her illustrations are adorable and her stories are too! Barnyard Dance is my favorite,but I won almost all of them. Some are educational (Opposites) and some are just fun (Dinosaur Dance). I have also bought these as gifts and everyone absolutely adores them. If you are looking for a short, fun book for a little kid, get one of these. They might not be complex enough to hold the attention of older kids though (but I don't know because I don't have any older kids).
Valerie Cook
If you've got little ones---and not so little ones too---you cannot miss with a Sandra Boynton book. They are fun, creative, full of humor and great illustrations. I always buy 2 of for each grandson. Always a big hit and the parents don't even mind reading them. This author knows kids and what catches their attention and imagination. Love these books.
J. Howard
Our son loved SNUGGLE PUPPY so much -- he was turning the pages on his own at ~6 months -- that we ended up needing to buy two copies, because he demolished the first. Then, we bought PAJAMA TIME, and again, it was a massive hit. I then got him BARNYARD DANCE + NOT THE HIPPOPOTAMUS, and he love love loves BARNYARD DANCE. It's so... danceable! My husband and I have made up our own tunes to these books -- it's easy to do, because the rhythm and rhyme are so perfect -- and our son just can't get enough of them. For what it's worth, NOT THE HIPPOPOTAMUS has been slightly less of a success for us. It's not as dance-y. But our son wants us to read this one to him again and again and again and again...
Momma Bear
Perfect! My friend had her much desired baby in October. She and her husband went through fertility treatments for a very long time before her little man was born. For Christmas I put together a box of books for him along with a list of his favorite books by age. Boynton’s Barnyard Dance was my son’s favorite for his first 5 years. Couldn’t find it locally so ordered it from Amazon. Just have her the basket and she cried!!! Loved, loved, loved it!!!

Short Excerpt Teaser

STOMP YOUR FEET! CLAP YOUR HANDS! EVERYBODY READY FOR A BARNYARD DANCE! Bow to the horse. Bow to the cow. Twirl with the pig if you know how.

Bounce with the Bunny. Strut with the duck. Spin with the chickens now-CLUCK CLUCK CLUCK!

With a BAA and a MOO and a COCKADOODLEDOO, everybody promenade two by two!