Sunday, May 27, 2012

Fairy Tale Haiku -- 43

Two Finns and a Salmon   

Salmon of Knowledge:   
Seven years sought by elder,   
Caught by younger Finn  

Friday, May 25, 2012

Book 108

Dog Train, Words and Illustrations by Sandra Boynton, Workman Publishing Company 2005

Yet another of Sandra Boynton's brilliant book/CD combinations. Michael Ford wrote the music for this one, again; and, again, the music is brilliant. And the recording artists for this collaboration are phenomenal: Alison Krauss and Blues Traveler to just name two. So we have Sandra Boynton's silly illustrations and lyrics, great music and some stellar performers: What's not to like? 

This is my little boy's fourth Boynton book/CD. What is really wonderful them is that I keep a couple of the CDs in the car and when he starts to get fussy, I can just pop one into the player and he calms right down. Even better, the music is quite sophisticated -- even if the lyrics are ridiculous -- so I don't feel compelled to jump out of the car when I should in fact be driving. 

Everybody's happy!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Fairy Tale Haiku -- 42

King Cormac of Ireland Fairy gift to king: Silver bough with gold apples -- Heals all wounds and pains