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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.
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Sing a song of Boynton! Here is Rhinoceros Tap, a truly delightful collection of seriously silly songs. This Recording Industry Association of America Gold album, with 647,000 copies in print, combines a big illustrated songbook and CD so children and grown-ups alike can read along, sing along, dance along, cluck along, and oink along to the fifteen original songs.
There’s “O, Lonely Peas” to appeal to every finicky young eater. The five-year-old’s lament, “Bad Babies.” A mouse’s impassioned ballad to his beloved, “I Love You More Than Cheese.” Plus the lead number, “Rhinoceros Tap,” the ever-popular “Barnyard Dance,” and more. With lyrics and pictures by Boynton and music written with and played by the one and only Michael Ford, these songs have the style, swing, charm, and pizzazz that little listeners deserve. Ready? All together now.
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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—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 Broadway great Patti LuPone 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. 119,000 copies in print.
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