From the one and only Sandra Boynton comes the tuneful, toe-tapping hardcover Philadelphia Chickens. Celebrating its 21st anniversary, this catchy and quirky musical-in-a-book has been completely redrawn and redesigned for the next generation of readers, singers, and musicians.
* Grammy nominated!
* #1 New York Times
* A platinum album with over 1 million copies sold!
* Plus a book and CD!
What an event! What a show! Here is a full-color songbook of 17 ½ 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, Philadelphia Chickens
is that rarest of kids’ record collections—one whose inimitable lyrics and music make it as irresistible to parents as it is to their children. Well, I’m coming from Connecticut on I-95, heading toward the sunset on the East River Drive to the pretty little city on the Delaware— the Philadelphia Chickens are sure to be there.