Sunday, December 22, 2013

Frog Trouble by Sandra Boynton....Review

If you have a little one in your life there is likely an excellent chance that you have heard of Sandra Boyton. She is the writer of a pile of fun and witty books for children that have sold tens of millions of copies. We have many in our home library such as Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaurs, Perfect Piggies, Snuggle Puppies and, an all time favorite, Belly Button Book! When our family received the chance to review her latest offering, Frog Trouble by Sandra Boynton, we couldn't wait. Not only was it a book but a CD of Country music as well! Here is the scoop....
Hang on to yer hat, Cowboy.

Yeeeee-hah! Boynton goes Country! With three Gold Record albums and a Grammy nomination to her credit, Boynton now brings you 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, Ryan Adams, Linda Eder, and quickly rising Country star Kacey Musgraves—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


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It is unanimous....the whole family agrees that Frog Trouble is a hit! We were heading to Camden for the day recently (a 1.5 hour trip for us) and we brought along this CD and book and it was something all three kids and both adults enjoyed (hooray for miracles!).    The songs are totally "Boynton" and are fun, silly and quirkiness that kids will love.  They are preformed flawlessly by some of the biggest names in music and I dare you NOT to sing along (you won't be able to stop yourself!).  I am a HUGE Ben Folds fan and was so excited to hear Broken Piano.  My children thought "song of woe" by Kacey Musgraves called "Heartache" about taking a bath, cleaning your room and other "heartbreaking" children troubles!  The crowd favorite though was I've Got a Dog which is super catchy.   This CD truly is fun for the whole family and does something most CD's can't....pleases everyone!!!

I can't sign off without talking about the book. Sometimes with a book/CD  combo one seems lacking but it is not the case with this!  Frog Trouble the book is has three parts.  First Look While You Listen which gives a the lyrics to each song (love this for my early readers!).  Next comes Sing and Play Along which gives the sheet music for each song and lastly Meet the Performers which gives colorful pictures and a bio of each artist.  Peppered throughout the book are other fun bits like doing the Alligator Stroll and How to Talk Like a Cowboy.  All are accompanied by the delightful illustrations you have come to expect from Sandra Boynton.

If you have a music fan on your shopping list, young or old, Frog Trouble is sure to be a big hit!  Pick up your copy today HERE.

I am so pleased to tell you that Workman Publishing is giving one lucky RBM reader a cop of Frog Trouble! Thanks so much to the sponsor and her is how to enter.... a Rafflecopter giveaway

81 comments:

Carl Scott said...

I have not read any of Sandra's previous books yet but this one sounds absolutely great. I'd love to see the book and hear the songs. Thanks for the giveaway.

Ashleigh Miller said...

I have not read any of Sandra's books, but I can't wait to read this one@

Littlemisssunshine said...

I have not heard of her. But I would love to get the chance to check out this book

bison61 said...

no I have never read any of her books

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Tamar said...

Wow, how is it that no one has heard of Sandra Boynton? Did they not have kids in the last 5 years? Sandra is a staple in our household. We absolutely love her. Every house I go to has another Sandra Boynton book. I am surprised she's not as commonplace as Walt Disney because her stuff is fab.

slb3334 said...

I have not read any of her books.

Denise said...

She is one of my FAVORITE children's authors!!

Alex Willis said...

Havent read any of her books, but my kids would love this.

RAY said...

We love Sandra Boynton's books in our house! What a great giveaway.

ufg8trj said...

my kids love her books, they are so cute

Jennifer said...

I have not read one before, but this one sounds interesting. I will be checking them out though now.

Jennifer said...

I have not read one before, but this one sounds interesting. I will be checking them out though now.

Tina Bredbury said...

No I haven't but would love to!

Danielle Lima said...

I haven't yet.

Rachel said...

I've read several of her books but I had no idea she had a new one out!

anne marie Carter said...

Yes, I have read some of her books when my son was young. I have been looking at this book for my grandson.

frecklefacecakes said...

yes we have a few. fav. is belly button book.

Melissa Erwin said...

We love to read Pajama Time at our house ;0)

Jana said...

We love Sandra Boynton. Especially Snuggle Puppy.

Kristen Varner said...

I have not but we love to read new books

Miranda said...

Yes! We love them

Anonymous said...

No, this would be my first!

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brooke thomas said...

yes we have a ton of them!!

brooke thomas said...

yes we have a ton of them!!

sweepmom said...

I have read some Sandra Boyton books and love them.

Gretchen Luper said...

No I haven't read any but I'm anxious to do so, I'm sure I'll be hooked because of the review.

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lkvoyer said...

Yes, we love Sandra Boynton. The first book of her we got was Philadelphia Chickens. We still sing those songs! Lkvoyer at aol dot com

Kirby said...

We have not read any of her books before, but they look like fun!

Beth said...

This will be my first by the author!

T.J. Wallace said...

Oh, yes, my son loves Sandra Boynton. We have "Oh my, oh my, oh dinosaurs" and "the going to bed book" and "barnyard dance," and we have read many more from the library, but not this one! Would be great to win!

Sara Estep said...

I have not read any of Sandra's books, but this looks cute!

Sara Estep said...

I have not read any of Sandra's books, but this looks cute!

OmahaCouponClipper said...

Snuggle puppy is one of my 2 years olds go to books!

Heather said...

I have not read any of Sandra Boynton's previous book. I will have to look into them!

Anonymous said...

No I have not read any of Sandra's books
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Nette said...

I'm afraid I've never read Sandra's books. Since I haven't had children in several years, I suppose I'm a little out of the loop. Now that I have a grandson, I am interested.

nicolesender said...

No, I haven't read any of Sandra Boynton's books.

Rebekah {honeyandcheese} said...

We've read a LOT of her books, but we only own one so far - Rhinoceros Tap. It's a book/cd combo like this and we LOVE it. :)

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noreen said...

Yes, I have read her books but don't own any

Shecki Grtlyblesd said...

We LOVE Boynton books! Blue Hat Green Hat and Dinosaur's Binket are my favorites.

Puddles and Poop said...

My boys have a few of her books. One of their favorites is Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaurs!

Erin K. (erinknack08@yahoo.com)

brandy davis said...

No we haven't read any of her books.

Jennifer - Vicki Furrin on Rafflecopter said...

No, I've never read a Sandra Boynton book before. This would be the first.

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lee ann Metcalfe said...

my favorite is the belly button book :-)

Lucki said...

yes! these were my favorite books to read to my daughter when she was small. they're actually fun to read, with sing songy rhythm

Ambrosia said...

I have never read any of her books, but it looks really good!

Lisa P. said...

I haven't read any of her books but just looked at them on Amazon and may have to get some for my grandson.

Daniel M said...

haven't read any yet - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Melinda said...

We love Sandra Boynton's books. We read The Going To Bed Book every night.

Amy M said...

They're so familiar, but I can't remember ever actually reading one, which is odd.

Amy M said...

They're so familiar, but I can't remember ever actually reading one, which is odd.

Karen said...

I have not every read any book by Sandra Boynton :(

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Becky said...

No I have never read a Sandra Boynton book before but my Mom is a HUUUGE fan and has some of them at her house for our 3 children :)

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Christina VanGinkel said...

Yes and have several of the book Apps too!! The grand kids live them :)

Shauntea Crutcher said...

I have never heard of her, but would like to read some of her books to my son.

Janet Boyanton said...

I have heard of her, but have never read her books. I love the cover of this one!

Deb said...

Sandra is one of our very favorites! We love, love, love Pajama Time and Barnyard Dance and often have a small sing-fest at bedtime when we read her books. Would love to have this for our collection!

Kerri said...

My three girls and I love Moo Baa Lalala

Briana Lazure said...

Hello! I have never read a Sandra Boynton book, but they sound awesome! So,thank you for offering this giveaway! I am a teacher and I know this would be a wonderful addition to our "book nook." Happy New Years!

Briana Lazure said...

Hello! I have never read a Sandra Boynton book, but they sound awesome! So,thank you for offering this giveaway! I am a teacher and I know this would be a wonderful addition to our "book nook." Happy New Years!

eclairre said...

I have not heard of her. But I would love to get the chance to check out this book

Candie L said...

I am afraid to admit that I have not heard of her before today. Thank you

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Jessica said...

I have yet to read one of her books.

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Wehaf said...

I've read a lot of her books; my favorite is "Moo, Baa, La La La."

Sarah Marshall said...

I have not read any of Sandra Boynton's books yet, but I have heard great things about them and want to in the future for sure!

Lisa Pecora said...

I have not read any of her books

Terri R said...

Im not sure if we've read any of her books, but after watching the video I know we need this one for sure. Musjc and reading are so important for children and I'm so glad that my son loves both.

Laurie Nykaza said...

I have not but we would love to read it

Karen Drake said...

I have never read one of her books but would love to in the future.

bac1 said...

ive read some i dont remember which one

stephanie mcfarland said...

we read her stuff all the time. I think I may like her books more then my kids do

Dianna said...

I really am not totally sure that I have read any of Sandra's book, or that my kids have-- I would love to read this to them--its cute.

Jennifer Q. said...

I have not read any of them yet, but it looks like something my kids would love.

kathy pease said...

I have not read any of her books thatI know of

Allison Bahr said...

I havent read any of these books by her but I would love to. Thanks so much for the chances to win.
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MELINA said...

I have not read a Sandra Boynton book before

Susan Smoaks said...

no i haven't ever read any of her books before
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Jillian said...

We've read the Barnyard Dance!

lgothard said...

No I haven't but they look super cute!!