Moo, Baa, La La La!

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An eclectic mix of frolicking animals.





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Parents need to know that exuberant verses will have youngsters oinking, mooing, and baaing.

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What's the story?

An eclectic mix of animals frolic across the pages of this sparkling board book. Sandra Boynton's bouncy rhymes introduce an assortment of creatures and their signature sounds. A trio of warbling pigs add a dash of surprise and a comic touch that will keep little ones laughing. The artist's whimsically drawn illustrations, featuring merry animals, are beguiling.

Is it any good?


MOO, BAA, LA LA LA! is terrific for a broad age range of children. It's entirely functional, introducing tots to animals and teaching them the creatures' sounds. Yet Sandra Boynton's unique style breathes invigorating life into a well-worked format. Even children as young as six months old will react to the inflection of the reader's voice repeating the rhymes, and to the vivid art.

The text lends itself to a boisterous read-aloud session, and young children will have oodles of fun providing the animal sounds. In addition to the humor-laden text are Boynton's gleeful illustrations. The pages are drenched in color, providing a vibrant backdrop for the tale. The comic strip-style drawings of the animals feature clean lines, giving the overall illustration enough detail to round out the text without cluttering the page.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about animal sounds. Look at pictures of other animals and talk about the sounds they make.

Book details

Author:Sandra Boynton
Illustrator:Sandra Boynton
Genre:Picture Book
Book type:Fiction
Publisher:Simon & Schuster
Publication date:January 1, 1982
Number of pages:13
Publisher's recommended age(s):2 - 4

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Parent of a 2 and 6 year old Written byDogLover in DE June 3, 2011

Good for 6 months to 18 months.

This is really more appropriate for kids even younger than two. Fun and zany.
Parent of a 7 year old Written byeswanson April 9, 2008
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WONDERFUL little book

My toddler can't get enough of this book! He'll even recite parts of it while playing alone. I give it to all my friends who have babies!
Parent of a 1 and 3 year old Written byjournalistguy April 9, 2008
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