Hang on to yer hat, Cowboy. Yeeeee-hah! Boynton goes Country with Frog Trouble, a terrific CD and illustrated songbook of her new and wildly original Country songs. And they’re sung by a truly amazing roster of Country Music’s biggest and brightest stars: Here’s Brad Paisley with "Copycat," Dwight Yoakam singing "I’ve Got a Dog," Alison Krauss on "End of a Summer Storm," Ben Folds rocking "Broken Piano," Darius Rucker with "Beautiful Baby." The lonesome-cowboy title track is performed by the low-voiced moody rocker Mark Lanegan (yes, of Queens of the Stone Age.) Add Josh Turner, Fountains of Wayne, Kacey Musgraves, and other artists—all accompanied by Nashville’s finest instrumentalists—and WHOA. You’ve got yourself some mighty fine music, with a whole lot of gumption and heart.
A COUNTRY MUSIC ALBUM FOR KIDS AND EVERYONE • Boynton-illustrated songbook with full-length music CD • 12 new songs with a whole lot of gumption and heart • Cowboy, Country, Rockabilly, Honkytonk, Bluegrass, Blues • Retro sound with a TRULY AMAZING All-Star Artist roster! • Lyrics by Sandra Boynton • Music written and produced by Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford • Recorded in Nashville with renowned session musicians • Boynton & Ford have written and produced three Gold Records • Boynton has a Grammy Nomination for Philadelphia Chickens, which was also a #1 New York Times Bestseller
|Publisher:||Workman Publishing Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Sandra Boynton is a beloved American cartoonist, children’s author, songwriter, and highly sporadic short film director. Boynton has written and illustrated sixty children’s books and seven general audience books, including five New York Times bestsellers. More than 70 million of her books have been sold—“mostly to friends and family,” she says. Boynton has also written and produced six albums of unconventional children’s music; three of her albums have been certified Gold (over 500,000 copies sold), and Philadelphia Chickens, nominated for a Grammy, has gone Platinum (over one million copies sold). Boynton has also written and directed eleven short musical films and two animated shorts, including “Tyrannosaurus Funk,” sung by Samuel L. Jackson, which won the 2018 Grand Prize for Best Children’s Animation Short from the Rhode Island International Film Festival. In 2008, Boynton received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cartoonists Society. Boynton has four perfect children and an equally perfect granddaughter. Her Connecticut studio is in a converted barn that has perhaps the only hippopotamus weathervane in America.
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Another big hit for Sandra Boynton! I discovered these books when my grandson was born in 2008 and I have given him everyone! I also include one or two in every baby gift I give. I have also introduced my great newphews to the works of Sandra Boynton. We live in the Gator Capitol of Texas - Anahuac, home of the Texas Gatorfest and the Alligator Stroll is a huge hit with our crew!