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Doggies (Boynton Board Books)

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Count—and bark—with a fun pack of pups in this Sandra Boynton classic.

Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thic
Board Book, 14 pages
Published October 11th 1984 by Little Simon
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My son loves this book. We usually read it before bedtime. After 5 minutes of barking (Arf Arf Arf, Aroof Aroof) and howling (Awoooooooooooooooh) and laughing at each other, Mommy comes in and tells us to settle down because it's time for bed. This usually results in crying (by me), the occasional tantrum (guilty again), and lots of pouting (you guessed it).
The only thing I dislike about this book is that it is a board book. I would love it to be a lap book or even a large picture book. The kiddos at story time LOVE to hear the different barks and it would be great if they had large illustrations to go along with them. They usually join in and help me with the barking and howling. Last week one little gal fell in love with the doggie that says yap yap! and she did that through the entire book. It was too funny. This is definitely a book for readers ...more
Shanna Gonzalez
It might seem that a board book whose words consist entirely of different kinds of dog barks (and one cat) would be boring. But Boynton, a master of rhythm and humor, captures ten different dog personalities through the sounds they make. Each page builds on the last, as dogs join the group one by one until the group reaches ten. Preschoolers will adore this book, asking for it again and again, and adults who love them will have to get their barking voices in shape. Because this book requires a l ...more
I love this book -- be sure to not read it out loud in a public space, as your young charge will fully expect you to howl, yip, and bow wow wow wow woooow.
Synopsis: "Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring

nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thick board pages,

and are sure to educate and entertain children of all ages."

My Review: I received this book as part of a book swap and my partner was kind enough to send some books for Munchkin! I was very h
Ashlee Draper Galyean
As children's books go, the ones that force you to make animal noises are probably my least favorite. But as children's authors go, Sandra Boynton is my most favorite. That's why the stars are right in the middle. Plus it's still funny, dog sounds or no dog sounds.
Sarah Sammis
Sometime in the last year of doing Thursday Thirteens, Robin at Around the Island recommended Doggies by Sandra Boynton to me. So last month when I spotted a copy at our local library I snatched it to read to my kids. Thank you for the recommendation; we loved it!

Doggies is a "counting and barking book" and very silly to read. Each dog is different and each one has a unique bark. The book is best when read out loud. In 14 pages you will be expected to bark enough to sound like an entire neighbor
This book borders on the side of obnoxious. I can appreciate the different dog sounds you can make to your child but the entire book consists of it. The repetition is what really gets under my skin.
My son LOVES the book. It is called Doggies: A Counting and Barking Book. I'm so glad my friend, Jill Maida, recommended it to me after her son fell in love with it.

This book has been the centerpiece of wonderfully hilarious family times. There are ten different dog barks (as well as 10 different dogs) featured; my son has done almost all of them, but definately has his favorites. We've read this book over the phone to grandparents, as a family, with friends and just the two of us. My son will
Mar 15, 2013 Racquel rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Moms and young children
Shelves: for-my-daughter
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Erin Reilly-Sanders
Cute, but this really depends upon being read aloud for the full effect of the different dog noises, and is even better with two or more voices.
I don't know what it is but kids universally LOVE this book. As it is, it is pretty simple but fun to read and do all the voices.
This is an adorable book and would be a great read aloud for the classroom. The children would love to make the animal noises.
Michael E.
This is the second book my granddaughter (4 months old) has asked me read to her. She loved the six quiet dogs!
Dec 01, 2014 Callie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2014
As our doggie lucy just went back to live with grammy and grampy, this book was a hit with the littles.
easy read, quick read, nothing special, nothing harmed, not my favorite Boynton book...very repetitive.
Cynthia Varady
Our son cracks up at all the different dogs in this book. It's so much fun to read it to him.
Trey Nowell
Just read this to my 10 and a half week old son and he laughed like crazy at the sounds :)
A favorite of my son. Neat for early counting, using dogs and the sounds they make.
T Crockett
This one is a lot of fun to read aloud. It's usually a hit with the 2-3 year old crowd.
It's cute. Not as good as Boynton's other books. It's counting, which of course is great for kids, but the fact that there is no rhyming makes it not as fun.
Katy Bennett
This book is a silly counting book for little ones. The most fun is if you do different barks for all the kinds of dogs. Love it.
There are ten dogs in this book. (And one cat.) Each dog (and cat) has its own way of making lots of noise. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to make a public nuisance of yourself by BARKING AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS! AROOFF! AROOFF! AROOFF!

That really just about sums it up.

If you think you can't manage it - don't buy the book. But if you think you *can*, you're bound to have great fun with it. I promise :)

Just... don't expect your kids to learn their numbers this way. They'll get too
Gretchen Smith
My son (11 months) LOVES this book!
Read with my grandbaby and had a blast!
Dec 06, 2014 Julio added it
its it good
Mar 29, 2014 Val marked it as buy-for-maggie
Nadine rec
Lexi enjoyed barking like a dog. This is a cute dog book.
Update 8/14/14- Lexi loves this book and barks like a dog when she reads it.
My name is Liam and I am 10 months old, and guess what!?! Ten is the number of doggies in this book! There are drawings of all kinds of different doggies. The fun thing is that your parents have to make all the different doggie sounds when they read to you. My mommy is really good at the sound on the "three dogs" page, but my daddy is the best at reading the "five dogs" page. The only bad thing about this book is that it makes me wish I had a dog of my very own!
Johnita Morton
I never realized before this just how many different sounds we claim that dogs make.
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Sandra Keith Boynton is a popular American humorist, songwriter, children's author and illustrator. Boynton has written and illustrated more than forty books for both children and adults, as well as over four thousand greeting cards, and four music albums. Although she does not license her characters to be redrawn or adapted, she has herself designed—for various companies—calendars, wallpaper, bed ...more
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