A Wild Ride on the Rock-And-Roll Side [With CD]
Workman Publishing, Board Books, 9780761139669, 64pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2005
Full of attitude, full of fun, and all lit up with star power, "Dog Train" is a Recording Industry Association of America Gold Album with 595,000 copies in print. Another great book-and-CD production by Sandra Boynton, it features all original songs recorded by big-name acts and great voices.
Blues Traveler performs a stomping version of the title song, a moody rock journey that Boynton wrote especially for them. And then there's Alison Krauss with Evermore. And Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme really who do the Boring Song. The Spin Doctors, who channel rock's rebellious side with a taste of punk for Tantrum: "No No No, I don t want to, I don t want to./No no no, I don t want to, no no./Leave me alone. Leave me alone./LEAVE ME ALONE." And the sweetly unexpected pairing of Weird Al Yankovic and Kate Winslet (yep, Kate Winslet) as a duet singing I Need a Nap.
The full-color book features a portion of each song's lyrics set as a little story, illustrated with Boynton's irresistible hippos, cows, dogs, and more dogs. Full lyrics appear in the back.