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Merry Christmas, Little Pookie

Illustrated by Sandra Boynton

About The Book

It’s Christmas Eve! Join Mum and her little Pookie as they prepare for the merriest of holidays. Together they happily walk through the falling snow, bake Christmas cookies, decorate the house, and sing with friends and family—and at last settle down to sleep. Told and illustrated with Sandra Boynton’s celebrated charm and pizzazz, Merry Christmas, Little Pookie is sure to become a Christmas classic.

About The Author

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Sandra Boynton is a popular American cartoonist, children’s author, songwriter, producer, and director. Since 1974, Boynton has written and illustrated over seventy-five children’s books and seven general audience books, including five New York Times bestsellers. More than 85 million of her books have been sold, “mostly to friends and family,” she says. She has also written (with Michael Ford) and produced six albums of renegade children’s music. Three of her six albums have been certified Gold (over 500,000 copies sold) and Philadelphia Chickens, nominated for a Grammy, has been certified Platinum (over 1 million copies sold). Boynton has also directed twelve music videos of her songs, including the award-winning “One Shoe Blues” starring B.B. King, “Alligator Stroll” starring Josh Turner, and “Tyrannosaurus Funk” (animated) sung by Samuel L. Jackson. She lives in rural New England, and her studio is in a barn with perhaps the only hippopotamus weathervane in America.

About The Illustrator

Photo Credit:

Sandra Boynton is a popular American cartoonist, children’s author, songwriter, producer, and director. Since 1974, Boynton has written and illustrated over seventy-five children’s books and seven general audience books, including five New York Times bestsellers. More than 85 million of her books have been sold, “mostly to friends and family,” she says. She has also written (with Michael Ford) and produced six albums of renegade children’s music. Three of her six albums have been certified Gold (over 500,000 copies sold) and Philadelphia Chickens, nominated for a Grammy, has been certified Platinum (over 1 million copies sold). Boynton has also directed twelve music videos of her songs, including the award-winning “One Shoe Blues” starring B.B. King, “Alligator Stroll” starring Josh Turner, and “Tyrannosaurus Funk” (animated) sung by Samuel L. Jackson. She lives in rural New England, and her studio is in a barn with perhaps the only hippopotamus weathervane in America.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Boynton Bookworks (November 1, 2018)
  • Length: 18 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534437241

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Raves and Reviews

“Seven years after Little Pookie first appeared, this popular piglet is finally celebrating Christmas…The rhyming text mirrors the spare illustrations. A spidery type that emulates handwriting makes it clear when Pookie is speaking. The second-to-last spread shows Pookie, mama, and six other pigs—and Boynton's requisite chicken—singing (‘Con brio’), ‘MER-RY CHRIST-MAS! MER-RY CHRIST-MAS! AND A HAP-PY NEW YEAR!’…Finally Pookie hangs a stocking and goes off to bed without any fuss, anticipating presents on Christmas morning. The small size, a predictable winter adventure, and Boynton's very toddlerlike character make this a fine stocking stuffer or an ideal Christmas Eve read to share with other little piggies.”

Kirkus Reviews

“It’s Christmas Eve, and the eponymous porcine character is out the door as soon as snowflakes start to fall. Snowsuit-clad in festive colors, Pookie and Pookie’s mother walk in the snow until “our noses are frozen.” Next, the two make paper garlands, turn on Christmas lights, and bake cookies. After family and friends arrive for a sing-along, it’s time to hang stockings and head to bed: “Tomorrow is Christmas,/ and when it is light,/ we will open our presents./ But for now, it’s good night.” Boynton’s big-snouted pig characters and easy-to-read lines again provide a warm and gently humored outing.”

Publishers Weekly

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