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March 7, 2014
March 5, 2014
By Sandra Boynton
Featuring a beachful of bare-bellied hippos—including one tiny baby who can only say “Bee Bo”—the Belly Button Book is the latest quirky addition to the phenomenally successful Boynton on Board series.
Every page captivates with Sandra Boynton’s inimitable illustrations and joyful rhyming text: "Soon after dark, upon the beach, we sing a hippo song, and if you’re feeling in the mood, we hope you’ll sing along: “Belly Belly Button, you’re oh so fine. Ooo, Belly Button, I’m so happy you’re mine.”
Shiny and sturdy, and featuring a great (navel-shaped, naturally) die-cut cover that offers a provocative glimpse of the merriment inside, the Belly Button Book provides enduring, giggly, read-aloud fun.
Recently, the Sasquatch and I were at a bookstore and he took a new, pristine "Belly Button Book" off the shelf and showed it to me. "Look," he said, "This is what our copy used to look like!"
That's because our copy is very, very well loved:
It's so well-loved that Rain Dragon made me draw belly buttons on all her toys:
March 3, 2014
Remember those green horses? This is mine, protected by plastic, taped to my desk.
That's because I've started a new tradition. You might know how my friends and I love to make resolutions. Well, this year for the Year of the Horse, we wrote our resolutions on the back of the green horses and are keeping the horses in sight, with the hope that the help those intentions to come true.
We also thought about all the things that happened in the Year of the Snake that we wanted to let go of and burned it:
I'm already looking into making next year's paper sheeps!
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