Here’s a birthday reminder calendar that—OH! THANK GOODNESS!—doesn’t ping at you or pop up on your screen. Instead, it hangs quietly and sensibly on your wall, showing you whose birthday is coming up this month, and next, and next. And it has Boynton art throughout. You need this calendar. Now.
Sandra Boynton has completely redesigned her classic and beloved birthday calendar, including all-new illustrations, to give it a little more pizzazz and style. With its long, narrow trim size, Mom’s Birthday Calendar is designed to hang on the kitchen or family room wall, or even at the office. Its heavy stock and spiral binding ensure that the calendar is durable; its extra-wide lines for multiple entries and one-month-per-page format make it easy to use; and the fact that it’s Sandra Boynton, with her irrepressible cast of captivating characters, ensures its long-lasting appeal.
Boynton is family, Boynton is celebration, Boynton is dancing and birthday cakes and balloons—all the things that make us smile. Which makes her the perfect artist to illustrate a special family calendar to mark all the birthdays of family and friends and pet wombats and such, to remember year after year.
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.