Fifteen Animals!

Fifteen Animals!

by Sandra Boynton

Board Book

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The amazing Bob! The amazing Boynton! Because who else but Sandra Boynton could imagine 15 Bobs in one book? Actually, that's 14 Bobs, and one Simon James Alexander Ragsdale the Third (he's a turtle), which gives Fifteen Animals! the added dimension of being a unique counting book—count the Bobs, count the pets, count the bunnies, count the fish. Fifteen Animals! also comes with a free song available via download. It's all the energy and appeal of Boynton: the lively language, distinctive illustrations, and inimitable characters. And music. And counting. And, for the first time, a person character, an earnest little boy who loves animals and happily sings:

I really like animals,
I like them a lot.
Fifteen animals is what I’ve got.
I’ve got fifteen animals.
They're friendly and tame, and
I’ve given each one a special name.

Make that Bob.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761130666
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/08/2008
Series: Boynton on Board Series
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 87,731
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 2 - 4 Years

About the Author

Sandra Boynton is a beloved American cartoonist, children’s author, songwriter, and highly sporadic short film director. Boynton has written and illustrated 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. Boynton has also written and produced six albums of unconventional children’s music; three of her albums have been certified Gold (over 500,000 copies sold), and Philadelphia Chickens, nominated for a Grammy, has gone Platinum (over one million copies sold). Boynton has also written and directed eleven short musical films and two animated shorts, including “Tyrannosaurus Funk,” sung by Samuel L. Jackson, which won the 2018 Grand Prize for Best Children’s Animation Short from the Rhode Island International Film Festival. In 2008, Boynton received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cartoonists Society. Boynton has four perfect children and an equally perfect granddaughter. Her Connecticut studio is in a converted barn that has 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

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Fifteen Animals! 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My kids grew up with 'Doggies' and 'Red Hat, Blue Hat'. When friends have kids, I ALWAYS give them a copy. My college age student took 'Doggies' to school with her and my son loves the hippo books. Read this book and glory in the Bobs! You can't go wrong with Sandra Boyton, she is the next best thing to Chocolate!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never having read this, i was laughing the whole first time through! Quirky, fun, and a new favorite...and a great way to learn numbers to boot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Fifteen Animals" is a short, but sweet picture book by Sandra Boynton. The narration is a little bit flat. It is not your usual counting book, in that they do not actually count the animals from 1-15. The plot is simple. A boy loves animals so much that he has 15 of them. He talks about his names for them all. All of the animals are called Bob, except the turtle who has a very long and silly name. We have read it a few times with our 3 year old daughter, and we laugh every time.
SableT More than 1 year ago
This is another story that my two year old son loves to hear at bedtime. I think it is absolutely hilarious to have fourteen animals named Bob and then one named Simon James Alexander Ragsdale III. They rhyme is really cute but makes it sort of awkward to point out the numbers to the child while reading. Still very fun to read out loud. Great for story time during the day or for bedtime.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey, my name is Bob. I give this book to everyone I know who has a baby!
grammyj3 More than 1 year ago
With her usual charm Sandra Boynton has created an easy to read, easy to love counting book for pre school and early school age children. The numbers aren't as important as the fun as the pages fly by in their charming way until suddenly you get to the surprise ending! My five year old grandson has it memorized, so he now "reads" it to me at our story reading time!
Trying2FindTime2Read More than 1 year ago
My 15 month old son loves Sandra Boynton and this book is no exception. He likes looking at the colorful pictures and I enjoy the story. I would recommended this book for Sandra Boynton fans.
lnytns More than 1 year ago
My husband found this book and suggested it for a Christmas gift for our son. We love the story, and my son loves to point and name all the animals in the story. Great together time...
cannellfan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pretty typical kids' board book, but with marvelous, humorous illustrations by one of my all time favorites -- Sandra Boynton. The text is very simple (and funny), but the illustrations are what "make" this book! Share with your pre-schooler!!
hoosgracie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A book of animals and numbers. Funny for parents as all of the animals are named Bob, except the turtle at the end!
Prop2gether on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love Sandra Boynton books! Most may be board books supposedly for small children, but they are hugely entertaining. This counting book uses her technique from "But Not the Hippopotamus" to count various animals named Bob.
bkullman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book looks so simple how could anyone enjoy this again and again? Evie is almost 2 and loves learning what animals are featured on each page, points to the numbers (learning counting) and its fun to read the last page in a silly voice!
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