Grunt: Pigorian Chant from Snouto Domoinko de Silo

Grunt: Pigorian Chant from Snouto Domoinko de Silo

by Sandra Boynton
     
 


A delightfully silly, good-natured parody of the recording phenomenon Chant and other works that put Gregorian music on the charts, Grunt is a book and CD set that combines Sandra Boynton's inimitable way with farm animals and a satirical sense that comes deliciously out of left barn.

In a far-off valley live the obeisant Domoinkan Pigs of Snouto

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Overview


A delightfully silly, good-natured parody of the recording phenomenon Chant and other works that put Gregorian music on the charts, Grunt is a book and CD set that combines Sandra Boynton's inimitable way with farm animals and a satirical sense that comes deliciously out of left barn.

In a far-off valley live the obeisant Domoinkan Pigs of Snouto Domoinko de Silo. Here, twelve times a day, these simple swine grunt the unadorned, ethereal music of Pigorian Chant (translation included). For occasions from the first mealtime (Op-slay ime-tay. Et's lay eat-ay. Um yay, um-yay.) to Nox Animaliae, when they're joined by all the animals in a harmony that dates back before the time of Caesar Hogustus, the pigs chant.

Listen, look at Sandra Boynton's delicious illustrations, and laugh. It's what to play whenever you're feeling disgruntled.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761105947
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Pages:
28
Sales rank:
379,373
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 5.75(h) x 0.31(d)

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INVESTIGATIO TUBERIBUS

Pig of Experience:

Ake-way up-ay, uys-gay.

E-thay ain-ray as-hay oppSd-stay.

E-way an-cay unt-hay

or-fay uffles-tray

in-ay e-thay oods-way.

Response

Id-day ou-yay ay-say

Uffles-tray?

At-whay are-ay e-way

aiting-way or-fay

Cows

De gustibus

non est disputandum.

Translation:

THE SEARCH FOR TRUFFLES

Wake up, guys!

The rain has stopped!

We can hunt

for truffles

in the woods!

Did you say

TRUFFLES?

What are we

waiting for?

There's no accounting

for taste.

Meet the Author


Sandra Boynton is a popular American cartoonist, writer, and songwriter. Since 1974, Boynton has written and illustrated over fifty children’s books and seven general audience books, including five New York Times bestsellers. More than 60 million of her books have been sold—“mostly to friends and family,” she says. She has also written and produced five albums of award-winning children’s music. Three of her albums have been certified Gold, and Philadelphia Chickens, nominated for a Grammy, has gone Platinum. She lives with her family on a farm in New England.


 

Brief Biography

Hometown:
"Somewhere in rural Connecticut"
Date of Birth:
April 3, 1953
Place of Birth:
Orange, New Jersey
Education:
B.A., Yale University, 1974; attended University of California--Berkeley Drama School and Yale Drama School

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