Marvelous Toyby Tom Paxton, Elizabeth Sayles (Illustrator)
"It went ZIP when it moved and BOP when it stopped and WHIRR when it stood still. . . ." This is the classic story of a magical gift that a father gives his son, who, when he grows up, passes it on to his own son. Written in 1961, "The Marvelous Toy" is Tom Paxton's signature song, an upbeat, irresistible tune that's a favorite of baby boomers and their children.
- HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 10.32(w) x 10.35(h) x 0.37(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Tom Paxton is one of the world’s best-known and loved singer/songwriters. In 2009, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy (The Grammy® Awards). His newest CD, Comedians & Angels, was also nominated for a Grammy®. Paxton’s influence on folk music has been inestimable: his songs have been recorded by Pete Seeger; Peter, Paul, and Mary; Joan Baez; Arlo Guthrie; and Johnny Cash. His best-known tunes include "The Last Thing on My Mind," "Ramblin' Boy," "Bottle of Wine," and "Goin' to the Zoo." He has been richly honored: he received the ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award as well as four Grammy nominations, and the Martin Guitar Company even named a guitar after him. He is a true musical treasure.
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I bought this book for my preschool children. The CD is excellent and the tune is great. The whole class was singing the song by the end of the week! Give a try! Love it!
"The Marvelous Toy" stole my heart at the first flip of the page. The books beautifully made, the story going hand-in-hand with the original song...both by Tom Paxon, was fun to share with my little niece. The children's book (including the CD on the back cover page) thrilled her...as I know it will with many other children, and adults for that matter. Definitely a book I'll cherish.