Boom Boom Boom! Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton
BOOM biddy BOOM biddy BOOM BOOM BOOM!
WHAT'S THAT SOUND THAT FILLS THE ROOM?
We're in luck! It's a Christmas parade! A little pig hurries to peer out the window and see the players go by with their instruments.
Marching at the head of the formation is Elephant on the bass drum, followed by chickens on bassoons, hippos on snares, ratta-tat-tatting. Next come two cows on saxophones and three mice on piccolos, tootling away, Sliding their slides over the heads of the mice are ducks on trombones. A Santa Claus Rhino rides royally by on his own special float, followed by none other than a bird blurping loud tuba notes.
And then, just as quickly as it came, the Christmas Parade is over! The little pig is sad. Now what does he have to look forward to?
The red-and-while stocking just waiting to be hung on his bedpost should give him a clue about what to do on Christmas Eve, in the bright-new board book edition of her classic, Christmas Parade (Simon, 2012), complete with jolly hippo drummers marching by on the endpapers and filled with that irresistibly charming Boynton rhymes and illustrations for the holiday season.