Fifteen Animals


Author: Sandra Boynton

Illustrator: Sandra Boynton

Meet one animal-loving boy’s fifteen pets in this counting board book featuring the lively language and distinctive illustrations from the one and only Sandra Boynton.

Who else but Sandra Boynton could imagine fifteen Bobs in one book? Actually, that’s fourteen 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. 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.