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Philadelphia Chickens
Philadelphia Chickens
Author: Sandra Boynton
What an event! What a show! It's catchy and quirky. Tuneful and toe-tapping. Exuberant, unexpected, and utterly endearing. It's what happens when you take America's beloved illustrator and children's author and combine her buoyant genius with some of the most talented people on the stage--presenting Philadelphia Chickens! Created by Sand...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780761126362
ISBN-10: 0761126368
Publication Date: 10/14/2002
Pages: 64
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Audio CD
Members Wishing: 1
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ISBN 0761146725 - One thing you ought to know, right off the bat: if you're picking this up used, and it doesn't come with the CD, don't bother. This is one case where the book, while cute, isn't much of anything without the CD. Not to belittle the book. It's just that this is an unusual instance. This time, the book is more supplemental to the CD, rather than the more common reverse scenario.

This is the soundtrack, complete with a hardcover book of the lyrics and music, of an imaginary musical revue. How weird! For that reason alone, it was worth taking a look at. Once you've popped the CD in and given it a listen, you'll find several reasons to be very happy you did!

Scott Bakula sings "Pig Island"! Meryl Streep sings "Nobody Understands Me"! I'm admittedly anti-pop-culture. If someone's famous and everyone in the world knows who they are, I often don't. So I don't know who half of the people on my CD are and... I don't care. What I care about is that the music is fun, the lyrics are amusing and the book is all right.

Yes, despite the 5 stars the book is just all right. A good number of the pages seem to exist for filler. The book is in two sections. The first, titled "Look as you listen" is fairly pointless. There's partial lyrics for each song and illustrations that are adorable. For little kids. Who aren't the target audience. I think. The second part, titled "Sing & play along" has complete lyrics and music. For me, the first section is pointless. BUT, because I like this imaginary musical sooo much, I'm not taking anything away for that. Besides, getting more than is strictly necessary is hardly the worst thing that's happened to me this week!

- AnnaLovesBooks
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This should be a most have for toddler homes! We love Sandra Boynton and this book has just rounded out our collection nicely. The songs are great and my girls just love to get up and dance and be silly.
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This book and CD were delightful to share with my 2 year old.
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love this book.. kids listen to the CD in the car all the time