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Silly Lullaby

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  202 ratings  ·  22 reviews
What’s the best way to say good night? With a silly lullaby from the beloved and bestselling Sandra Boynton.

It all starts with the big bear observing to the little bear in the red footie pajamas:

Your pajamas are on.
There’s a duck on your head.
I think that this means
you are ready for bed.

Curl up with your favorite little person and this charmingly unpredictable go-to-s
Board Book, 16 pages
Published August 27th 2019 by Little Simon
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Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
We just don't have enough fun in our world today. So thank heavens for Sandra Boynton who pops out these wonderful, clever, and completely silly stories for the very youngest of our world.

This little board book has a bear dad singing his little bear child to sleep with a wacky song, a song so random that it just may inspire parents to create their own personal zany off-to-bed tune.
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
First sentence: Your pajamas are on. There’s a duck on your head. I think that this means you are ready for bed.

Premise/plot: Calling all zoodles and noodles, it’s bedtime! This is a reprint of a book originally published in 1997. If you’re not familiar with Sandra Boynton’s work, this would be a great one to start with!

My thoughts: I enjoyed this one. I did. It isn’t unusual for bedtime stories to feature lullabies. This one features a very silly lullaby full of silly words and mix-ups. Mix-up
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-reads, childrens
So cute! I loved it and so did my grandson. Full of fun rhymes that make you giggle. A great story for bedtime.
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: yabc-reviews
Boynton is a hit with toddlers, and this is another charming book that makes it easy to see why. SILLY LULLABY is full of delightful nonsense. The book contains a song that is a completely ridiculous lullaby, with the chickens in the bathtub, a closet full of sheep, and sneakers in the freezer. The book contains the musical bars to allow you to follow the made up tune. If, like me, you are out of practice at reading music, you can listen to the song (or download it) from sillylullaby dot com. Th ...more
Tonja Drecker
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Silliness hits high in this sweet little lullaby which makes absolutely little sense and will have those tired eyes happily ready for bed time.

This is a short, cute and absolutely ridiculous book. The first line might sound normal, but already with the second, nonsense starts and will have kids saying 'huh?' before diving into a world of giggles, snorts and nonsense. When the lullaby really gets underway, it starts with an accompanying tune, written out for those who might be ready to sing this
Erin Buhr
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-books
This book begins "Your pajamas are on. There's a duck on your head. I think that this means you are ready for bed." The silliness that follows will not surprise Boynton fans. In the middle is a gibberish lullaby that may just be the song your little ones insist on hearing every single night for months to come. Boynton is back with another delightful board book full of goofy words, cheerful animals (including my favorites - the chickens) and a book that your toddler will want to read again and ag ...more
Alicia Evans
In true Boynton form, we see a child and caregiver singing a very silly song in preparation for bed. The book is full of nonsense and Boynton's signature illustration style with cheeky characters, but the song is provided on the page as sheet music, which some readers may find inaccessible.

For: readers wanting a cute book about putting one's child to bed.

Possible red flags: nonsense; sheet music.
Lil Old Bookworm
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I adore Sandra Boynton. Her stories are funny, the drawings are charming and adorable, and I always know when I pick up one of her books, both my daughter and I are going to enjoy it. This is a fun book perfect for bedtime. My daughter loves the silly song.
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: addyvi
I like this book because of the part with "I love you, Fitsy Foo," and also I like the part where it shows the shows in the fridge all drifting off to sleep? And I like the part too where there's chickens in the bathtub and a closet full of sheep. "Goodnight, Fitsy Foo." ...more
Becky Carleton
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Even if you think your can't carry a tune, kids don't care. Sing this super silly lullaby with your little ones before they outgrow your lap! ...more
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fun read, as always
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Super cute and silly! Sure to be a bedtime favorite!
Erin Dunlavy
Nov 24, 2020 rated it liked it
As with all Boynton, very cute pictures with wonderful silly words. A cute book.
Jun 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Chickens in the bathtub? Closet full of sheep? Sneakers in the freezer? Another winner of Sandra Boynton's enduring board books. ...more
Dan Case
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Probably my favorite non-Seuss kids book. Hilarious and with actual music you can sing along with.
Molly Cluff (Library!)
I mean . . . it's Sandra Boynton. Of course I love it. A lullaby with nonsensical words and silly situations (ducks on heads, sneakers in freezers, etc). ...more
I was halfway guessing at the tune since I'm not great at reading music while also reading words, but this is very cute. I several lines made both my son and I giggle. ...more
Nora Towner
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
Meh. It's okay but not my style. ...more
Brindi Michele
this is fun for a pajama storytime/program
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My kids are always a Sandra fan. I'll have to look up how the song actually goes online, because I am guessing I was off. 😆 ...more
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: f-and-g
Simple and surprisingly fun :)
My toddler is a big fan of Sandra Boynton, but I think this book was a little confusing for her.
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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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