Moo, Baa, La La La!

Moo, Baa, La La La!

by Sandra Boynton
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This raucous story about the sounds animals make—including three pigs who say "la la la!"—is just right for reading aloud.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780671449018
Publisher: Little Simon
Publication date: 11/30/1982
Series: Boynton on Board Series
Pages: 14
Sales rank: 2,585
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD230L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 Months to 2 Years

About the Author

Sandra Boynton is a popular American cartoonist, children’s author, songwriter, producer, and director. Since 1974, Boynton has written and illustrated over sixty children’s books and seven general audience books, including five New York Times bestsellers. More than 70 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.


"Somewhere in rural Connecticut"

Date of Birth:

April 3, 1953

Place of Birth:

Orange, New Jersey


B.A., Yale University, 1974; attended University of California--Berkeley Drama School and Yale Drama School

Customer Reviews

Moo, Baa, La La La! 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 109 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must have for any kid's library. This book has survived our three kids. Our last is 2 1/2 and this is one of her favorites. It teaches animals and animal sounds with no effort! Plus, it is a first step in reading, as all my kids were able to essentially "read" this book before they could read. Fun pictures and silly rhyming, what more could you ask for?
Provencia More than 1 year ago
If I had to sum this book up in one word it would be FUN! We received this book as a gift; it was one of the first books that my 6 month old daughter and I read together. She loves the bright colors, animals and most of all the rhyming rhythm that this book supplies. In fact, this is one of her favorite books. Even when the book is no where in sight, if she is having a cranky moment...just saying Moo, Baa, La La La! snaps her right out of it and she is suddenly smiling! Wonderfully simplistic book! I highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 1 year old daughter loves this book. The writing is short enough that I can read the page just as she's ready to turn it. She barks when we get to the page with the dogs. It is a cute little book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter was disappointed when the read to me feature would not work. Want my money back.
webTarkeena More than 1 year ago
I was in a hurry and browsing from my Nook. I thought this was the Loud Cow version of the book, similar to the "Good Night Book" that my 2 year old loves so much. To my disgust, it is simply a static book with a not-too-exciting narrator that costs *exactly the same as the fun version.* Very, very frustrated and wish I could get my money back. This version might be worth a buck, if I was feeling generous...
dijoe53 More than 1 year ago
Boynton writes great books, we have several. We found this story to be just okay.... guess maybe for someone younger than my 2 1/2 yr old.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kids own all of the books by Sandra Boyton. I must say they are great for night time stories. I would say ages 2-4, good buy they are short but good. My two cents...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great little book, but a poorly renditioned e-book version. The pinch & stretch feature works, but not in any any way that benefits the reader. Also there is no interactivity in any other way that my little ones have quickly come to expect. (ie: no touchable words to aide reading skills or touchable figures that make a noise or perform an action) This book should be upgraded ASAP.
Susan_Pyrzawitz More than 1 year ago
I heard this book read in store, and all the kids loved it. I purchased for my 8m old, and he really likes the animal noises. The pages are very simple, 5 words or less, with colorful (but simple) illustration. Great baby book.
nmhale on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When a person writes books that all feature animals as main characters, it's inevitable that one of those books will be about animal sounds. Fortunately, Boynton is in fine form in this offering, with a simple text that still manages to incorporate silly humor and fun reader involvement. The text is simpler than most of her other stories, which makes it a good choice for younger readers, but it still rolls readily off the tongue. I love hearing my daughter imitate the three dancing pigs that say la la la - I wish I could catch the sound her voice in my writing, it's adorable. This is a great book for labeling animals and identifying sounds. Even though it doesn't offer a wide selection of beasties, they are accompanied by cute illustrations and a fun text that child and parent will enjoy.
je_kelley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great children's book that goes through animals and the sounds that they make. Great for little ones.
paroof on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"No, no!" you say, "that isn't right! The pigs say oink all day and night." My toddler loves that part and shakes his head and tells me no, no!
crashingwaves38 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book started out great for a younger child. My 20 month old toddler thought that the simple sentences and sounds were great and was mimicking the sounds quickly. However, I felt like halfway through the book, there was a serious shift to an older audience, and my son lost total interest in the book at that point. If the intended audience had remained the same throughout the book, I think it would have been an awesome book. As it stands, however, I think the shift was too much, and it weakened the book.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of those "what do farm animals say" books, except that some of the animals are a bit... weird (rhinoceroses? Singing pigs?), so Hilarity Ensues.This is, like many of Boynton's works, a very short book, perfect for babies and for toddlers with a low attention span. Unfortunately, the short length means that your kid will more-or-less outgrow it by pre-k (except as an occasional filler), but that's the price of having a book your baby will sit through.
beckyhill on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A book about the silliness of animal sounds. The rhyming is simple and fun. The animal sounds are a good learning tool for preschool children or younger. The pictures are simple cartoon drawings of animals for basic animal association. If my resources were limited, I would not include this book in my collection, because it is just too silly.
jcraft on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is another entertaining children's book from Boynton. Here she relays the different sounds animals on the farm make.
burningtodd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A silly book, but plenty of fun to read to a child. Children love to mimic the animal sounds. This is currently Christians favorite book, and I enjoy reading it to him.
quicksilvertears on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book for toddlers. They love the pictures and saying the animal sounds with the reader. Sandra has a wonderful sense of humor in all her books. She manages to deliver a fun book without too many words so toddlers can sit through the whole book.
DBake on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
We love this book in our house. Boynton is the BEST.
francescadefreitas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I like Boynton's work - the illustrations are cute, the words singable, and the whole package makes it easy to amuse a baby. This one is full of animal noises.
Andreawallin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reaction: Moo, baa, la la la! has become one of my favourite books to read to my young children. Babies love to imitate the sounds of animals. Boynton¿s happy, cartoon-like animal illustrations coupled with silly, age appropriate humour make reading this book such a pleasure-over and over again!
tripleblessings on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was one of the first books we read to our babies when they were just a few months old, and we still have it memorized. Our trio loved it so much, the corners are well chewed and mended with tape. A funny family favourite, highly recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 2 year old loves this book and has most of it memorized after only a month!
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