Book/CD Reviews: Chicken Joe Forgets Something Important

Story and Songs by Trout Fishing in America
This hard cover story book and accompanying CD is quite cute for your little ones.  The book is fully illustrated and the CD accompanies the book by reading it out loud.  The CD then delivers the following songs after the book narration:
  • Rock and Roll Roosters
  • 16 or 17Hours of Sleep
  • Hello, My Chicken Thinks He’s a Dog
  • Through the Pines
  • For Me to Know and You to Find Out
  • The Fish Swim Backwards in the Sky
  • C-A-T in the H-E-N House
  • Where Did Everybody Go?
  • You’ve Got a Funny Name
  • The Big Game
  • Dance With Me
I really like the narrator, Keith Grimwood.  His partner, Ezra Idlet delivers  guitar rolls that prove amazing!  Keith and Ezra are also the lead vocals on the songs.  The CD includes string bass, bass guitar, synthesizer, hand claps, harmony vocals, banjo, mandolin, spoons, bouzouki, percussion, violin, accordion, frottoir/rub board, lap steel, and piano.  Their jumpy lyrics are wonderful for kids to dance and jump to, for the vocals are delivered with such enthusiasm and joyous raucousness, that I could not for the life of me stop jumping up and down!  I LOVED 16 or 17 Hours of Sleep (possibly because that’s me to a T!). 
Darling vocals and lyrics from Trout Fishing in America.  The hard cover book is beautifully illustrated for youngsters to enjoy thoroughly and Chicken Joe assumes the role of our fav rock and roll chicken!
I am impressed with this darling book/CD combo and can’t wait for the next book and album to come out – I think I’m in love with Rock and Bluesy Chicken Joe and his barnyard buddies!
Ages:  (this is my guess – between 3-7)
CD runs 38 minutes (get ready to rock and roll, kids!)

Chicken Joe Forgets Something Important  is available for purchase at Amazon.com

Ratings are based on a 5-star scale

Overall: 4

Review by Broad “A” – Ava

We received a copy of this title for our book review. All opinions are our own.

3.5

Comments

  1. Our grandson would love this CD…

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  2. Our grandson would love this CD…

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  3. Such a fun book!

    You can hear several songs from the CD at Trout Fishing's website.

  4. Such a fun book!

    You can hear several songs from the CD at Trout Fishing's website.

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