Administer Chocolate Immediately

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Text on Button If wearer is found depressed, ADMINISTER CHOCOLATE IMMEDIATELY. Boynton ©RPP, Inc.
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Illustration of a gray hippo standing in green grass with black text on a white background

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Sandra Boynton began her career as an illustrator designing greeting cards for Recycled Paper Greetings in the 1970s. In the 1980s, Recycled Paper was selling 50 to 80 million Boynton cards each year. Boynton wrote her first book, Hippos Go Berserk, in 1977 and has since written and illustrated more than 50 books for children and adults. Boynton also designs characters and animals for companies to use instead of licensing her illustrations to be adapted. Her creations can be found on calendars, buttons, clothing, wrapping paper, and other items.

Her characters are also featured in her nonfiction book, Chocolate: The Consuming Passion, which provides a unique commentary on the history, varieties, and uses of chocolate.


Boynton, S. (n.d.). Sandra Keith Boynton: The Unbelievably Fascinating Autobiography. Retrieved from

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