Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Moo Baa La La La!

Moo Baa La La La!

Sandra Boynton
Board Book
For ages 1 to 3
Little Simon, 1982   ISBN: 978-0671449018

We all know that cows say “Moo” and a sheep says “Baa.” These are known facts. However, what happens when you have three dancing and singing pigs? Well, Sandra Boynton thinks that that the pigs will say “La La La!” which seems perfectly reasonable considering the fact that the pigs are dancing and singing. However, for some people such nonsense is just too…nonsensical, and so Sandra is corrected. Pigs say “Oink all day and night,” and that’s how it should be.

Once it is made clear that nonsense will not be tolerated, Sandra goes on to show us the sounds that rhinos, dogs, cats, ducks, and a horse make. She then invites us to tell her what noise we make.

This charming board book, with its rhyming text and amusing illustrations, will delight young readers. After all, who can resist dancing pigs who say “La la la,” and the delightfully amusing illustrations that Sandra Boynton’s fans love.