Born in New Jersey, raised in Pennsylvania and a Yale graduate, Sandra Keith Boynton is an American humorist, illustrator and children's author. She has illustrated thousands of greeting cards and written over fifty books for children and adults; as a member of the National Cartoonists Society, she publishes and creates works in multiple mediums including books and paper goods. Boynton may be best known for her humorous illustrated children's books populated with whimsical animals, especially hippos in hilarious situations. Products include board books, waterproof, baby-safe floating bath books, book collections and book gift sets, song books, bedtime books, Spanish-language children's books, gift books, alphabet books, birthday books, counting books and more. Each book delights and engages the young and the young at heart with funny stories and illustrations that address everyday situations.