on 9 July 2008
that's what I would call Sandra Boynton. What a great way she's got with humor and teaching things at the same time. Our then 16 month old daughter became an instant lover of the Moo, Baa, LaLaLa book, which made me buy the two box sets. In this second box set the stories are still a bit too complex for her, but I know she will get into it soon. She so loves the Boynton humor (in box set one)!
on 20 February 2013
I already had the going to bed book, which my son absolutely adores, reads it every night before going to bed. These books are just as good, right size for taking around, resistant, the pictures are fantastic, my 3 year old son loves them !
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 3 February 2001
I unfortunately only had copies of But not the Hippotamus and The Going to Bed Book as a child, and these were my favourites out of all the books I owned. The books feature great stories and fantastic pictures which are truly brilliant, and I still enjoy them now I'm 17! The books I had got lost when I moved house and have searched for yrs to replace them, so thanks AMAZON!
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 18 December 2011
We bought this collection of Boynton books to give to our Grandson. His mother had quite a few of the original Boynton board books in their first editions and we all remembered them fondly.
This collection has the books 'The going to bed book', 'But not the Hippopotamus', 'Opposites' and 'Horns to Toes' held together in one cardboard sleeve.
Our slight disappointment was that the words in the new copy of 'But not the Hippopotomus' were not the same as in our original British copy published by Methuen in 1983. The original had 'the animal pack comes running on back' the new US copy published by Simon and Schuster has 'the animal pack comes scurrying back'.
The art work is also different to the original.
All in all though still excellent books to read to young children and babies. Books they may remember forever.