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....
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
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.
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