Dimensions: 59 pages, 7.81 × 7.81 × 0.45 in
Published: October 26, 2009
Publisher: Workman Publishing Co
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 Blues is 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 celebrated Blue Moo: 17 Jukebox Hits from Way Back Never now 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 one of America''s best-loved artists. Her Boynton on Board and other books for children have tens of millions of copies in print, with Barnyard Dance!, Snuggle Puppy!, and Pajama Time! leading the way. Ms. Boynton lives with her family in rural Connecticut, working out of a converted barn that has the only hippopotamus weather vane in the state.
B.B. King is the uncontested King of the Blues. He''s recorded over fifty albums and is a member of both the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.