Synopses & Reviews
Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford--the team behind Rhinoceros Tap, the Grammy-nominated #1 New York Times bestseller Philadelphia Chickens, and other toe-tapping book-and-CD sets--once again bring great words, great music, great performers to children and vintage children alike.
Put a nickel in the jukebox, assuming you can locate a jukebox, and that you remember what a nickel is. Here's legendary Beach Boy Brian Wilson singing lead and 10-part harmonies on "Speed Turtle." The incomparable Neil Sedaka crooning "Your Nose." B. B. King brings you a wistful "One Shoe Blues," Gerry and the Pacemakers offer "Mersey Lullaby," and relative newcomer (in this seasoned company) Patti LuPone of "Evita" fame sings--what else--the "Rabbit Tango." And then there's the hit single from Boynton's Your Personal Penguin sung by the impossibly cute Davy Jones of The Monkees. I mean jeepers, even Sha Na Na is here.
And OH! The book! Boynton has filled it with all things 50s and 60s. And, well, golly, it's so happy and colorful and just terrific, Mister! Grab your saddle shoes, plunk two straws into that swell chocolate malt, and let's twist again like we did last century. 110,000 copies in print.
About the Author
Sandra Boynton has been a bestselling Workman author for 25 years. She's written the New York Timesbestseller Chocolate: The Consuming Passion,andnbsp;the national (and New York Times) bestselling musical for the whole family, Philadelphia Chickens, the phenomenally successful Boynton on Board series (led by Barnyard Dance!),andnbsp;and the one-of-a-kindandnbsp;Grunt, the sublime collection of Pigoroian chant. All told, her books for Workman have over 8.6 million copies in print, a number that will already be out-of-date when you read this. She lives with her family in western Connecticut.Michael Ford, Sandra Boyntonand#8217;s esteemed collaborator on Philadelphia Chickensand Rhinoceros Tap, is a classically trained composer and pianist, with a long detour in Progressive Rock performance. He and his family live down the road a spell from Sandy.