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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sandra Boynton's dinosaurs broke my daughter's heart (Video!)

The Princess recently found a copy of Sandra Boynton's Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! in the bookshelves.   The boys were never really impressed with this one (though they we both huge fans of Doggies, so much so that we are on our third copy) so I don't think we'd ever read it to the Princess.  We sat down to read and she forced me to read it about eight times before she got fixated on page two. Dinosaurs starts with "Dinosaurs HAPPY (with a picture of a dinosaur birthday party) and dinosaurs SAD (with a picture of two sad dinosaurs and their popped balloon.)  The Princess was VERY upset about that balloon. She was so sad for the dinosaurs. Her little face just collapsed and she was nearly in tears. (And they say toddlers aren't capable of empathy.) After a good ten minutes of this, I finally turned a light on and tried to catch it on video. It's a little backwards, she's talking about the picture first, and then I tried to get her to say it again and she wouldn't, but I think you get the idea. At this point she'd calmed down a good bit and was no longer quite so emotional about the situation.

I also couldn't get her to repeat the word "dinosaur" for the video, but she was pointing at every page and saying "Dinosaur, dinosaur!" A 20 month old saying dinosaur is about the cutest thing ever, I'm sorry you have to miss it.

If you have toddlers and you don't have any Boynton, I highly recommend that you fix the situation immediately. We also really enjoyed Moo Baa La La La ("three singing pigs say La-La-La") and Blue Hat, Green Hat ("oops"). You can get a pretty good feel for Boynton on her website (the splash page alone made me laugh, but you should really poke around at the rest) and on Twitter.


  1. Aw, that's so sweet! She's being moved by books already!

  2. That is adorable! Of course, little people have empathy! Have you ever looked at their faces when someone gets hurt? They completely understand and feel bad for the person.

  3. That is adorable! I love anything dinosaur for my son. We'll have to get this.

    I found you through Jen's birth pool. I had to look when I saw another Pierre, SD on the list. :)

    1. What are the chances of that?? Two from Pierre. Heck, who'd have thought there were two BLOGS in Pierre

  4. Very Sweet! We miss you guys. The Roth Family


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