Hog Wild!

A Frenzy of Dance Music

By Sandra Boynton Sandra Boynton

With Michael Ford

“Every man, woman, chicken, and child! Come on over now ’cause we’re going HOG WILD!”

    Great singers, great actors, terrific music, and SUCH a cool illustrated songbook—wild times all around! The irrepressible Sandra Boynton brings you eleven all-out musical tracks, in a dizzying array of dance styles. And the songs are performed by a veritable dream team: The smoldering Patrick Wilson channels Elvis in the rockabilly “Hog Wild” title track. The ever-wonderful Kristen Bell convinces everyone to just “Dance It Out.” Samuel L. Jackson stomps his captivating way through “Tyrannosaurus Funk.” Stanley Tucci is the impossibly frenetic caller of the “Rat Race.” Five for Fighting goes full-on big band era with a stunning slow-build/big-finish “Swing Thing.” And when’s the last time you heard Laura Linney and “Weird Al” Yankovic perform a song together? Here they give you the electronic sci-fi “Robot Dance,” which Mr. Yankovic suddenly turns into (naturally enough) a Broadway tap dance number. All this and so much more!

    Hog Wild! is the sixth Boynton songbook-and-CD set—the recording created with her long-time music producing partner, Michael Ford. The full-color hardcover book includes glorious Boynton illustrations, all the lyrics, and a section of music notation for all eleven songs.

    This celebrated book/CD music series has over 2.5 million copies in print, and three of them have been New York Times bestsellers. They also have garnered a Grammy nomination, and one Platinum and two Gold record albums, led by the million-copy Philadelphia Chickens.

    So don’t just sit there! Take a child by the hand, put on your sneakers or tap shoes (oh heck, bare feet will do), cue up the CD, and get out there and dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, dance!!!

 

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Review quotes
“Bouncy, cheery songs sure to get little bodies moving … [from] a star-studded cast including Samuel L. Jackson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, and Laura Linney …, creating a musical compilation perfectly appropriate for the youngest listeners and also remarkably aesthetically pleasing for parents and caregivers. … Whimsical yet satisfying, this book will have even the most down-in-the-dumps fans of musical children's media dancing along. ” –Kirkus Reviews
 



 
Product Details
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Number of pages
72
Publication date
September 26, 2017
ISBN
9780761189923
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