By Sandra Boynton, Author & Illustrator. BOOM biddy BOOM biddy BOOM BOOM BOOM! What’s that noise filling the room? From this rousing beginning unfolds Christmas Parade, a merry board book from Sandra Boynton. As the dynamic parade of spiffy and intent musicians marches by, young readers will see animals and their instruments in turn: chickens with bassoons, ducks with trombones, mice with piccolos, cow saxophonists, a tiny bird with a large tuba, a glockenspiel pig, even a Santa rhino with a sack full of presents—all underscored by marching snares (fifteen hippos, one cat) and one booming bass drum (an intrepid elephant). Written with the irresistible rhythm of a lively marching band and illustrated with Boynton’s signature characters, Christmas Parade is a superb present for young children and families everywhere. Biddy BOOM. For ages 1 and up.