Pajama Time!, Board book Book
3.5 out of 5 (9 ratings)


Pajama Time! is a good-night book with the irrepressible language, the inimitable illustrations, the irresistible cast of characters only Sandra Boynton could create.

A jump-roping chicken and a pig on a swing. A Scottie in plaid pajamas and an elephant in a fuzzy one-piece with feet. And in sing-along nuttiness reminiscent of Barnyard Dance!, it's time to head to bed-to the beat: Pajammy to the left.

Pajammy to the right. Jamma jamma jamma jamma P!J! Everybody's wearing them for dancing tonight. Jamma jamma jamma jamma P!J!


  • Format: Board book
  • Pages: 24 pages, colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
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  • Category: Baby books
  • ISBN: 9780761119753

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A good rhythmic rhyming book, fun to read aloud at bedtime. Also a good way to tell the kids it's time for pyjamas, without having to nag! We read this so often we had it memorized, and our toddlers loved it dearly. In 2002 Boynton set this story to music, and included it in the Philadelphia Chickens book and CD recording. Good fun!

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Jamma Jamma Jamma Jamma P! J!This is a good, short (somewhat active) story about going to bed. Not so great as the last bedtime story, but wonderful as the first, very bouncy and happy.

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This is a great way to read to children when doing nap time. It has got really great ryhthm and rhyme. We read this book at our daycare and it really gets the children into the mood of sleeping.

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I can't get the song into my head, but this book can be sung, always a bonus.

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I love Sandra Boynton! She has made an art out of the board book form. Often, that book format is comprised of adaptations from picture books or books that focus on simple concept ideas. Boynton creates stories, unique to this form, that are not just of interest because of concept or illustration, but are well written. In this story, she wrote a sing song chant to accompany getting ready for bed; in particular, getting dressed in our jammies. The story is silly, but it is meant to be, an absurd rhyme that is fun and lilting. Her illustrations are goofy, bright, and fun, which are the perfect accompaniment to the story. My daughters love this book, they really do, which is the joint effect of the quality of the book and how much their parents like it. We have read and sung it to them many a night. I highly recommend any book written by Boynton.

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