One Shoe Blues

by B.B. King, Sandra Boynton

Workman Publishing Co | October 26, 2009 | Hardcover

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It''s a highly original new book and a Boynton filmmaking debut.One Shoe Bluesis a thoroughly captivating story and a dazzling music video. And what an unexpected yet oddly perfect team: Sandra Boynton and-wait for it-B.B. King! Boynton writes, designs, and directs (her first film ever), B.B. stars (singing, playing, and turning in a wry and brilliant comic acting performance), and exuberant Boynton sock puppets chime in.

The song that first appeared-to widespread acclaim-in the celebratedBlue Moo: 17 Jukebox Hits from Way Back Nevernow becomes a true star turn. The DVD showcases B.B. King''s legendary musical talent and sublime good-natured performance. Boynton writes the companion storybook with her unmistakable cadence and humor, and illustrates the book with lively and fanciful photographs from the video and beyond. Sock puppets lend pizzazz and gravitas throughout.

The subject is pure fun that every child (and parent) can relate to, the story of a missing shoe. Sporting a lone green sneaker, B.B. King sings the "One Shoe Blues" while his faithful guitar, Lucille, comments here and there with those famous soulful blues notes. A supporting cast of sock puppets make brief surprise appearances-and, in the case of that saxophone-playing, rhinestone-sunglasses-wearing Momsock, grills B.B. on where he might have left his shoe.

The answer, so plain to see, will tickle kids again and again.

Read it. Watch it. Sing it. It''s fun from every direction.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 59 pages, 7.81 × 7.81 × 0.45 in

Published: October 26, 2009

Publisher: Workman Publishing Co

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0761151389

ISBN - 13: 9780761151388

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Appropriate for ages: Baby - 2

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One Shoe Blues

by B.B. King, Sandra Boynton

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 59 pages, 7.81 × 7.81 × 0.45 in

Published: October 26, 2009

Publisher: Workman Publishing Co

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0761151389

ISBN - 13: 9780761151388

About the Book

"One Shoe Blues" presents a thoroughly captivating story and a dazzling music video on an accompanying 12-minute DVD. Boynton writes, designs, and directs (her first film ever), King stars (singing, playing, and turning in a wry and brilliant comic acting performance), and exuberant Boynton sock puppets chime in.

From the Publisher

It''s a highly original new book and a Boynton filmmaking debut.One Shoe Bluesis a thoroughly captivating story and a dazzling music video. And what an unexpected yet oddly perfect team: Sandra Boynton and-wait for it-B.B. King! Boynton writes, designs, and directs (her first film ever), B.B. stars (singing, playing, and turning in a wry and brilliant comic acting performance), and exuberant Boynton sock puppets chime in.

The song that first appeared-to widespread acclaim-in the celebratedBlue Moo: 17 Jukebox Hits from Way Back Nevernow becomes a true star turn. The DVD showcases B.B. King''s legendary musical talent and sublime good-natured performance. Boynton writes the companion storybook with her unmistakable cadence and humor, and illustrates the book with lively and fanciful photographs from the video and beyond. Sock puppets lend pizzazz and gravitas throughout.

The subject is pure fun that every child (and parent) can relate to, the story of a missing shoe. Sporting a lone green sneaker, B.B. King sings the "One Shoe Blues" while his faithful guitar, Lucille, comments here and there with those famous soulful blues notes. A supporting cast of sock puppets make brief surprise appearances-and, in the case of that saxophone-playing, rhinestone-sunglasses-wearing Momsock, grills B.B. on where he might have left his shoe.

The answer, so plain to see, will tickle kids again and again.

Read it. Watch it. Sing it. It''s fun from every direction.

About the Author

Sandra Boynton is a popular American cartoonist, writer, and songwriter. Since 1974, Boynton has written and illustrated over forty children''s books and seven general audience books, including fourNew York Timesbestsellers. More than 60 million of her books have been sold-âmostly to friends and family," she says. She has also written and produced five albums of award-winning children''s music. Three of her albums have been certified Gold, andPhiladelphia Chickens, nominated for a Grammy, has gone Platinum. She lives with her family on a farm in New England.


Appropriate for ages: Baby - 2