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|1. Philadelphia Chickens Book & CD||Sandra Boynton||N/A||Album Only|
Number of Pages: 64
Vendor: Workman Publishing
Publication Date: 2002
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 10.25 (inches)|
Grammy nominee. #1 New York Times bestseller. And, with 1 million copies in print, a Recording Industry Association of America Platinum album. What an event! What a show! Its Philadelphia Chickensthe 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 toa love song to the chocolate chip cookies that are just out of reach. With the collaboration of composer Michael Ford, Philadelphia Chickens is that rarest of kids' musical discsone whose inimitable lyrics and music make it as irresistible to parents as it is to their children.
Ginger5 Stars Out Of 5October 16, 2007GingerI bought this for my son when it first came out a few years ago. He still listens to it, and we have all the songs memorized. Even when the kids aren't listening to it, I find myself singing away while I'm cleaning. I love the catchy, jazzy tunes!