I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog [With CD (Audio)]

I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog [With CD (Audio)]

By Leslie Braunstein; Joshua S. Brunet (Illustrator); Peter Paul & Mary (Performed by)

Imagine Publishing, Hardcover, 9781936140374, 28pp.

Publication Date: April 2013

This is a unique offering of a book and CD recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary, based on the lively tune. Witty, wonderful, and slyly fun, the song "I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog" was a huge hit for Peter, Paul and Mary in 1967, and has been a favorite in classrooms, camps, and at sing-alongs ever since. Not only do children delight in the playful tune, but adults also embrace its lyrics, which gently send a message of tolerance in the most light-hearted, humorous way.

About the Author

Joshua S. Brunet received his BS in Illustration from Indiana Wesleyan University and his MFA in Illustration from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford. He has been a freelance illustrator for almost 15 years and has worked for a variety of magazines, including Focus on the Family and LifeWay Press. His first children's book, When Pigs Fly, was published in 2011 by Borderstone Press. His most recent book, I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog (Imagine Publishing), is a collaboration with the legendary folk trio Peter, Paul, and Mary, and singer/songwriter Les Braunstein. Josh is married with four children and currently resides in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches in the illustration department at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.

Peter, Paul and Mary became famous for their ability to convey powerful personal and political messages through a repertoire of songs that resonated with millions of Americans in the 1960s. Their debut album, released in 1962, remained in the Top 10 for ten months, and the Top 20 for two years. Their first hit single, Lemon Tree was swiftly followed by "If I Had a Hammer," which became an anthem of the Civil Rights movement and was performed by the trio at the 1963 March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his legendary I Have a Dream speech. Their classic song, Puff, The Magic Dragon, has been a favorite of children for almost fifty years, and the book version was a number one bestseller. Over a span of more than fifty years, Peter, Paul and Mary touched the lives and hearts of tens of millions of people, won five Grammy Awards, produced thirteen Top 40 hits, and received eight gold and five platinum albums.