Philadelphia Chickens: A Too-illogical Zoological Musical Revue : Deluxe Illustrated Lyrics Book of the Original Cast Recording of the Unforgettable (Though Completely)

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Philadelphia Chickens: A Too-illogical Zoological Musical Revue : Deluxe Illustrated Lyrics Book of the Original Cast Recording of the Unforgettable (Though Completely)

Format:  Hardcover,

64 pages

Publisher: Workman Pub Co

Publish Date: Oct 2002

ISBN-13: 9780761126362

ISBN-10: 0761126368

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Grammy nominee. #1 New York Times bestseller. And, with 960,000 copies in print, a Recording Industry Association of America Platinum album. What an event What a show It s Philadelphia Chickens the catchy and quirky, tuneful and toe-tapping, exuberant, unexpected, and totally endearing family-musical-in-a-book.

Here is a full-color songbook of 17 1/2 illustrated story-poems, and a full-length, fully orchestrated CD of original songs performed by such luminaries as Patti LuPone, Kevin Kline, Meryl Streep, The Bacon Brothers, and Laura Linney, who pleads "Please, Can I Keep It?" it followed me home. / What exactly it is/ I don't know. Also joining in are Eric Stoltz, Scott Bakula, and two Boyntons, including daughter Caitlin McEwan, who performs a piece that every little listener will relate to a love song to the chocolate chip cookies that are just out of reach. With the collaboration of composer Michael Ford (known to Boynton fans from Rhinoceros Tap), Philadelphia Chickens is that rarest of kids' musical discs one whose inimitable lyrics and music make it as irresistible to parents as it is to their children.

Specifications

Publisher: Workman Pub Co
Publish Date: Oct 2002
ISBN-13: 9780761126362
ISBN-10: 0761126368
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 64
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.15
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.0 x 10.5 x 0.25

About the author

Biography of Boynton, Sandra

Sandra Boynton was born in Orange, New Jersey, and grew up in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Boynton's parents became Quakers when she was two years old. From kindergarten through 12th grade, she and her sisters attended Germantown Friends School, where their father taught English and was Head of the Upper School. She went on to Yale, entering in 1970 for her second year of college. She spent the second semester of her junior year studying in Paris through Wesleyan University's program.

At Yale, she majored in English. Boynton intended to become a theater director. For graduate studies in drama, she attended the University of California at Berkeley for one year, then transferred to the Yale School of Drama D.F.A. program, but she did not complete the program. With the birth of her first child in 1979, Boynton postponed indefinitely a career in the theater. Boynton began designing greeting cards for Recycled Paper Greetings.

Her designs were at the forefront of the Alternative Cards commercial movement that began in the mid-1970's. According to RPG co-founder and president Mike Keiser, over 200 million copies of Boynton's distinctive humorous cards featuring an assortment of unnamed cartoon animal characters, spare layout, and droll messages sold between 1973 and 1995. Since the 1977 release of Hippos Go Berserk!, Boynton has published many children's books, as well as several illustrated humor books for the general market.

Her books are most typically for very young children, offered in the laminated paperboard format known as board books. Four of her books have been New York Times best sellers: Chocolate: The Consuming Passion; Yay, You! ; Consider Love; and Philadelphia Chickens, which reached the number one position on the list, and was on the list for nearly a year. Three Boynton books are on the Publishers Weekly All-Time Bestselling Children's Books list. More than 30 million copies of her books have been sold.

Chapter outline

Look As You Listen
Spiffy illustrations of all the songs on your Chicken Disc (CD)
Sing and Play Along
All 3 billion or so words to the songs, plus selected music notation
Cows ?? sung
Nobody Under Stands Me ?? sung
Philadelphia Chickens ?? sung by The Bacon Brothers
Be Like a Duck ?? sung
Please, Can I Keep It? ?? sung
I Like to Fuss ?? sung
Snoozers ?? sung by The Bacon Brothers
Faraway Cookies ?? sung
The Intermission Song! ?? sung
Fifteen Animals ?? sung
Belly Button ?? sung by The Heath Sisters
Busybusybusy ?? sung
Those Dinosaur Blues ?? sun
Dinosaur, Dinosaur ?? sung
Jump Rope Jive ?? sung
Pig Island ?? sung
Pajama Time ?? sung
Silly Lullaby ?? Natasha Richardson
Philadelphia Chickens - instrumental reprise

Awards and Recognitions

  • ABC Children's Booksellers Choices Awards, 2003 (United States)

Book description

Grammy nominee. #1 New York Times bestseller. And, with 960,000 copies in print, a Recording Industry Association of America Platinum album. What an event! What a show! It's Philadelphia Chickens--the catchy and quirky, tuneful and toe-tapping, exuberant, unexpected, and totally endearing family-musical-in-a-book.

Here is a full-color songbook of 17 1/2 illustrated story-poems, and a full-length, fully orchestrated CD of original songs performed by such luminaries as Patti LuPone, Kevin Kline, Meryl Streep, The Bacon Brothers, and Laura Linney, who pleads "Please, Can I Keep It?"--it followed me home. / What exactly it is/ I don't know. Also joining in are Eric Stoltz, Scott Bakula, and two Boyntons, including daughter Caitlin McEwan, who performs a piece that every little listener will relate to--a love song to the chocolate chip cookies that are just out of reach.

With the collaboration of composer Michael Ford (known to Boynton fans from Rhinoceros Tap), Philadelphia Chickens is that rarest of kids' musical discs--one whose inimitable lyrics and music make it as irresistible to parents as it is to their children.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5★ by 5reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great Foot Tapper for Kids & Adults My 2 year old loves listening to the CD and looking at the pictures in the book...he listens to it over and over again. It is one of those children's CDs that even adults don't mind listening to...and it doesn't get annoying to hear it over and over again as so many children's CDs do. We really love this CD and have even purchased it as gifts for others. 10/07/2008
Rated 3 out of 5★ by We bought this book for the song snuggle puppy, which is really cute. However most of the other songs are kind of odd. 03/16/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by really fun songs and cute lyrics My daughter brought this home in Kindergarten when a grandma gave it as a gift to all of the kids in the class. My younger daughter LOVED it and listened to it every day for a long time. So I purchased it for a friend of mine whose kids love music. I think that every kid would love this CD. I enjoyed listening to it too as I worked together with my daughters. 01/02/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Fun for all This is a great product. The tunes are fun for both children and adults. It will have you singing the songs everywhere you go. Adults won't mind listening to this over and over. 02/28/2010
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