Item description for Yay, You! : Moving Out, Moving Up, Moving On by Sandra Boynton...
Overview In rhyme, outlines some of the possibilities that life has to offer, from the adventurous to the tranquil.
Publishers Description "Moving Out, Moving Up, Moving On" For new graduates, or for anyone facing imminent change, here is profound insight, bold inspiration, and truly ensloxifying advice. Also an occasional hippo. No wombats. What's more, "Yay, You " will not overstress the weary mind. It's nice and short, with lots of pictures, no chapters, no index, no graphs, no study questions, and not a single Suggestion for Further Reading. Portable, colorful, and low in saturated fats, this is truly the perfect gift for that special onwardly-mobile someone. There are so many choices. The world is immense. Take a good look around and decide what makes sense...
Citations And Professional Reviews Yay, You! : Moving Out, Moving Up, Moving On by Sandra Boynton has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2001 page 249
Publishers Weekly - 02/26/2001 page 84
New York Times - 06/17/2001 page 24
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2001 page 249
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Studio: Little Simon
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2001
Publisher Little Simon
ISBN 068984283X ISBN13 9780689842832
Availability 0 units.
More About Sandra Boynton
Sandra Boynton is one of America's best-loved artists. Her Boynton on Board and other books for children have tens of millions of copies in print, with "Barnyard Dance!, Snuggle Puppy!, "and "Pajama Time!" leading the way. Ms. Boynton lives with her family in rural Connecticut, working out of a converted barn that has the only hippopotamus weather vane in the state.
I was born April 3, 1953 in Orange, N.J. --immortalized (the city, not my birth) in the song, “I Met a Peach in Orange, New Jersey in Apple Blossom Time.” I grew up in Philadelphia, if indeed anywhere, the third child in a casually Quaker family of four girls, and from Kindergarten through 12th Grade went to the truly terrific Germantown Friends School, where my father, Bob, taught English and was head of the Upper School. My mother, Jeanne, did everything else, and admirably. My dad went on to found Boynton/Cook Publishers, now owned by Heinemann, and was at the forefront of an uncommonly common-sense approach to the teaching of writing.
I went to Yale, and majored, happily if unimaginatively, in English. The summer after my junior year (1973), I couldn’t face the prospect of waitressing again, though I had almost perfected the requisite accommodating manner. Instead, I designed gift cards and Christmas cards, had my Uncle Bill, a printer, print them, and I trudged around to various East Coast stores selling them. In the summer between college graduation and graduate school in drama at U.C. Berkeley, I continued to sell the cards, did more designs, took them to a trade show in New York City, and at summer’s end, signed up with a Chicago company called Recycled Paper Greetings, founded by Amherst College classmates, Phil Friedmann and Mike Keiser. (In addition to his card company stewardship, Mike is now the mastermind/owner of the two most beautiful golf courses in America, Bandon Dunes and Pacific Dunes, in Bandon, Oregon.)
I went to U.C. Berkeley for a year, then dropped out, transferred to Yale School of Drama for a year and a half, then dropped out. Then I married tall, swarthy and cheerfully subversive Yale wrestling captain/1972 Olympic bronze medalist in Whitewater Canoe Slalom (singles), Jamie McEwan. We moved to a farm in the foothills of the Berkshires, and over time collaborated on four perfect children and two quirky books: The Story of Grump and Pout, Crown 1983 (now, alas, out of print); and The Heart of Cool, Atheneum 2001.) We all lived in the French Pyrenees for 1991/92 so that Jamie could train for the Barcelona Olympics, this time in doubles canoe with Lecky Haller. (They came in 4th.) Jamie has also been a member of several “alpine style” whitewater expeditions to Bhutan, Mexico, British Columbia, and Tibet (this last the subject of two books: The Last River by Todd Balf, and Courting the Diamond Sow by Wickliffe Walker.) Jamie and our son Devin were on the USA Whitewater Team in 2001 as a two-man canoe team.
I’ve written/illustrated a lot of books for discerning children, and some other books for peculiar adults. I wrote my first children’s book, Hippos Go Berserk, in 1977 as a January Project while I was still a student the Yale School of Drama. I have no idea why they let me get away with that. Actually, I really wrote my first children’s book at age four; it was called The Funny Animal, and the entire text goes: “Once there was a funny animal. One day he had a birthday party. All the animals came. They did not like it, so they left. The end.” Clearly I had made very little thematic progress between 1957 and 1977.
My first non-children’s book was Chocolate: The Consuming Passion (retired from print in 2002, after 20 years of noble service) for the quirky and creative independent publishing house, Workman Publishing. The book was largely motivated by the allure of having all my chocolate expenses be tax-deductible for a year. The fabulous editor, Suzanne Rafer, has been my lone and loyal Workman editor and buddy for lo these many years and books since. I have worked also with one of the Big Guys, Simon and Schuster, with the irrepressible Robin Corey as my spirited editor, friend and guide. In 2007, Robin was given her own imprint, Robin Corey Books, at Random House, and to celebrate her new adventure, I have created the Pookie books.
Sandra Boynton currently resides in Lakeville, in the state of Connecticut.
Reviews - What do customers think about Yay, You! : Moving Out, Moving Up, Moving On?
Hey, YAY, YOU Jun 5, 2008
I gave this book to my 31 year old nephew who, after getting his BA in English, decided to be a high school English teacher. So, it was back to more college courses and a very difficult test to pass before being certified in Texas. I realize that YAY, YOU is really written on a child's level, but the message remains the same: It's a big, wide world out there, so soar as high and as far as you can when you can and have fun doing it. I am a retired teacher of 30 years who would use this book with my 4 year old granddaughter as well as my 31 year old nephew and any age in between and older.
A little disappointed Dec 16, 2007
A great book but it was describes as "like new" and there is a whole letter written in the front cover:(
Great Graduation Gift! Jul 6, 2006
I have bought multiple copies of this book for my kids' friends for graduation gifts. I also bought it for my aunt when she recieved her doctorate degree. I decorated the inside of the kids' books with pictures throughout their kindergarten and Pre-K years at school. It has the best ending telling the person that no matter what they do in life they are special!
Fun graduation gift! Jul 5, 2006
I purchased this book as a high school graduation gift for my neice's boy friend, and the kids loved passing it around. It may be a children's book, but you're never too old for the message or to enjoy Boynton's artwork.
Perfect Graduation Gift Jun 25, 2006
I'm a high school teacher and have found this book to be the perfect gift for my graduating seniors. The carefree illustrations and silly rhymes ease anxiety and nerves at a time when graduates are forced to consider their world with excessive seriousness. It's also a terrific gift for acknowledging promotions or career moves.