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You guys, I LOVE Sandra Boynton.
We own a ton of her books and you could stop me on the street at any moment and I could recite Moo Baa La La La and Barnyard Dance and Pajama Time! in their entirety and with great animation.
(I said I could, not that I would).
Besides her board books, Sandra Boynton has also produced a number of illustrated songbooks, and her latest one, Hog Wild!: A Frenzy of Dance Music, just came out last week.
Like all her writing, these songs are SUPER catchy and the songs have been recorded by a bunch of big names like Kristen Bell, Samuel Jackson Five for Fighting and Weird Al” Yankovic, to name a few.
My girls were beside themselves when our copy arrived, and it’s been non-stop dance parties in our car ever since.
So when the publisher reached out and asked if I’d be interested in hosting a Hog Wild! dance party in October, it took me all of two seconds to say yes.
Better yet, they wanted to hold it in Austin, Texas, which is one of my all-time favorite cities. As long-time readers know, we lived there for six years, and I loved every second of calling that place home.
So! If you’re in Austin, I’d LOVE for you to come join me at BookPeople on October 28th at 2pm.
It’s going to be a free event with, of course, a dance party, plus story time, crafts and snacks. Bring your kids, and it’ll be a really fun afternoon (and, of course, you can buy Hog Wild! at the store!).
Also, if you’re NOT in Austin, there are quite a few Hog Wild! parties going on around the country, so if one of these is near you, head on over with your kids.
- PHOENIX at Changing Hands bookstore, October 14, hosted by Paging Supermom
- BAY AREA at the Alameda Point Pumpkin Patch, October 5 hosted by 501 Families
- GRAND RAPIDS at the Koetsier’s Fall Playland, October 23 hosted by GR Kids
- INDIANAPOLIS, at the Kid Indoor playspace at the Greenwood Community Center, October 10 hosted by Indy with Kids
- PROVO Utah, Shade Home and Garden Center Event Space in Orem, Utah, October 14th 5-8pm hosted by Canary Jane
And, take two minutes to watch this behind-the-scenes videos of the recording of the songs. It’s so fun to see and I promise you’ll be tapping your toes.
See you in Austin!
Wish I lived close to Austin- my son is OBSESSED with Sandra Boynton books, his favorite being “Snuggle Puppy” which is just adorable. Guess we’ll have to do our own dance party!
Grace hennessey says
How fun!! I’m freaking out right now. Book people is a hour and ten minutes from us so we really don’t go very often. But, we will definitely come to this! I can’t wait. Your my favorite Blogger so I’m totally going to fan girl.
Janssen Bradshaw says
You are so nice! Can’t wait to meet you 🙂
Paige Flamm says
Totally going to be hitting up that Provo event! My kids are huge fans!
Just wanted to let you know your website has been down the last two days. Can read your mobile version on my phone but not on my computer.
b perry says
Did you read that write up in the Washington Post. totally made me love her a billion times more, if that’s even possible. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/hippos-birdies-t-rexes-pigs-how-sandra-boynton-built-an-empire-and-won-your-childs-heart/2017/09/12/9f99a0b6-95c8-11e7-89fa-bb822a46da5b_story.html?utm_term=.05485730a0b9
Janssen Bradshaw says
I hadn’t until now, but I just read it at your suggestion and it kind of made me want to weep and laugh and hug her all at the same time (no wonder she doesn’t do a lot of public events. . . ).