Boynton rocks So does Blues Traveler, who perform a stomping version of the title song, a moody rock journey that Boynton wrote especially for them. And then there's Alison Krauss with ?Evermore.? And Steve Lawrence Eydie Gorme?really?who do the ?Boring Song.? The Spin Doctors, who channel rock's rebellious side?with a taste of punk?for ?Tantrum?: ?No No No, I don't want to, I don't want to./No no no, I don't want to, no no./Leave me alone. Leave me alone./LEAVE ME ALONE.? And the sweetly unexpected pairing of ?Weird Al? Yankovic and Kate Winslet (yep, Kate Winslet) as a duet singing ?I Need a Nap.? Full of attitude, full of fun, all lit up with star power, and boasting a variety of Top 40 styles?rock and roll, blues, hip-hop, and power pop?Dog Train is the third book-and-CD production by Sandra Boynton, following the 1 New York Times bestselling, Grammy-nominated Philadelphia Chickens and the recently re-released Rhinoceros Tap. Like Philadelphia Chickens, features all original songs recorded by a mix of big-name acts and great voices, for the pleasure of the parents as much as the kids. Packaged similarly to the previous Boynton Ford recordings, Dog Train is also a full-color book that features a portion of each song's lyrics set as a little story, accompanied by Boynton's irresistible hippos, cows, dogs, and more dogs. Full lyrics appear in the back.
Bestselling cartoonist and children's book author Sandra Boynton has created a hilarious, rock--roll follow-up to PHILADELPHIA CHICKENS that has songs about everything from cows in outer space to hating broccoli. "Tantrum" features a very cranky little bear; a group of dogs are going nowhere, but swiftly and stylishly, in "Dog Train"; and the profound difficulties of being short, cold, and flightless are described in "Penguin Lament." The book includes three sections, "Look as You Listen," "Sing Play," and "About the Artists." With Boynton's humorous signature illustrations. Accompanied by a 17-song CD featuring actress Kate Winslet "Weird Al" Yankovic, Blues Traveler, Alison Krauss, and many more.
- Music, Juvenile Nonfiction
- Music / Songbooks, Songbooks, Genres + Styles / Rock, General
- 4-8 years
- Workman Pub Co
- October 10, 2005
- October 10, 2005
- Sandra Boynton, Michael Ford