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Rhinoceros tap seriously silly songs
Boynton, Sandra.
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Publication Information:
Cambridge, MA : Boynton! Recordings : Rounder, [2004]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc (41 min., 14 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4.
General Note:
Compact disc.

Lyrics by Sandra Brown ; music by Michael Ford.

Lyrics on container insert.
The rhinoceros tap (3:28) -- O, lonely peas (3:19) -- Bad babies (3:08) -- The crabby song (2:14) -- Perfect piggies (2:38) -- Tropical sand (3:18) -- So long, doggies (2:42) -- The shortest song in the universe (0:44) -- Horns to toes (2:25) -- Barnyard dance (1:47) -- I love you more than cheese (2:39) -- Tickle time (2:22) -- Dinosaur round (1:34) -- Turkey love song (2:37) -- The little one (2:41) -- Rhinoceros tap (instrumental reprise) (3:04).
Format :
Music CD


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JMUS CD Juvenile Compact Disc Childrens Area
JMUS CD Juvenile Compact Disc Branch juvenile audio cd
JMUS CD Juvenile Compact Disc Branch juvenile audio cd
XX(1267976.2) Juvenile Compact Disc Branch Audiobook CD
JMUS CD Juvenile Compact Disc Audio Visual
XX(1267976.5) Juvenile Compact Disc Branch juvenile audio cd
XX(1267976.6) Juvenile Compact Disc Branch juvenile audio cd

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Inspired by the whimsical drawings of cartoonist/illustrator Sandra Boynton, Rhinoceros Tap features music by Boynton and Michael Ford, vocals by actor/singer Adam Bryant, and, of course, liner notes decorated with Boynton's slightly crazy menagerie. Bryant also worked with Boynton and Ford on the "imaginary musical revue" Philadelphia Chickens, and once again, his sweet tenor complements the songwriting duo's witty lyrics and music. As with Philadelphia Chickens, Rhinoceros Tap is strongly influenced by the sound and structure of classic Broadway show tunes, which adds to its ageless appeal; though the whimsy of "The Crabby Song," "I Love You More Than Cheese," "O, Lonely Peas," and "The Shortest Song in the Universe" is definitely kid-friendly, the album doesn't exclude adults from its audience either. Other standout tracks include the folk-pop of "Goodbye Doggies," the lumbering fun of "Dinosaur Round," and the manic "Tickle Time," which really captures the mischievous fun of a tickle fight. Rhinoceros Tap is another smart and funny album from Boynton and Ford that truly does provide entertainment for all ages. ~ Heather Phares

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Author-illustrator-composer Sandra Boynton bops into summer by putting a fresh coat of paint-literally-on her 1999 book-and-cassette package Rhinoceros Tap, a collaboration with Mike Ford and Adam Bryant. A redesigned edition of the book packaged with a remastered CD is now available. The new look/format-new cover colors and design; more elongated, rectangular trim-size for the book; CD replacing the cassette-makes it a perfect companion to Boynton and Ford's Philadelphia Chickens. Additionally, CD-only versions of both titles are available from Rounder Kids. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 4‘Best-selling greeting card artist Sandra Boynton expands her repertoire with this wonderfully zany collection of songs for children. Lyrics by Boynton and musical composition by Boynton and Michael Ford have produced such toe-tapping numbers as the Big Band style "Rhinoceros Tap"; a traditional sailor song in which the sailor piggies sing about their captain; a calypso tune in which a moose sings about how much more he likes Alaska than the sandy tropics; the square-dance style "Barnyard Dance" ("Bow to the horse/ Bow to the cow/ Twirl with the pig/if you know how"); a mousy love song, "I Love You More Than Cheese"; and several other equally whimsical numbers incorporating rock, blues, doo-wop, and traditional rounds. Adam Bryant does a magnificent job singing each of the ditties, accompanied by professional instrumentalists on keyboards and synthesizers. The lyrics in the book are accompanied by generous color illustrations of Boynton's trademark hippos, piggies, dogs, cats, mice, barnyard animals, etc. At the back of the book are simple scores for each song, including the melody line in the treble clef and chord markings. Children and adults will enjoy listening to the songs over and over, while pouring over the lyrics and illustrations in the book.-Beverly Bixler, El Paso Public Library, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.