Grunt: Pigorian Chant from Snouto Domoinko de Silo

Grunt: Pigorian Chant from Snouto Domoinko de Silo

by Sandra Boynton

Other Format

Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Tuesday, September 24


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: 01/09/1996
Pages: 28
Sales rank: 561,758
Product dimensions: 5.81(w) x 5.75(h) x 0.31(d)

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.



"Somewhere in rural Connecticut"

Date of Birth:

April 3, 1953

Place of Birth:

Orange, New Jersey


B.A., Yale University, 1974; attended University of California--Berkeley Drama School and Yale Drama School

Read an Excerpt


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.


Id-day ou-yay ay-say


At-whay are-ay e-way

aiting-way or-fay


De gustibus

non est disputandum.



Wake up, guys!

The rain has stopped!

We can hunt

for truffles

in the woods!

Did you say


What are we

waiting for?

There's no accounting

for taste.

Table of Contents


Monophonia Noctis

Anima Fundi: Spiritus, Aurora

Prima Vocatio

Vocatio Secunda

Jejunium Fractum

Cogitatio in Horreo

Exsultatio in Campo


Brebis Somnus

Dis Inertiae

Investigatio Tuberibus

Epulae Tales Quales Sunt

Nox Animalium Nobilium

Verbum Ultimum

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews