My Name is Chicken Joe

Songs Trout Fishing in America Illustrations Stéphane Jorisch

Eleven catchy songs written and performed by Trout Fishing in America, featuring vivid playfully sophisticated illustrations by accomplished artist Stéphane Jorisch. The title song is an exploration of how names don't always reveal what a child expects. Chicken Joe happens to be a cat. Miss Kitty a dog, and King Kong a parakeet. The duo’s folk-roots repertoire has always managed to appeal lyrically to children without being condescending.
Age: 2-7 / Pub date: 2009


The four-time Grammy nominated duo Trout Fishing In America, formed by Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet, has earned widespread critical praise from USA Today, Billboard and The Los Angeles Times, which touted the band as “Some of the most lyrically creative, musically sophisticated, vocally muscular music-makers in the family music business.”


Stéphane Jorisch is a four-time winner of the Governor General’s Literature Award in Children’s Literature Illustration, the Ruth-Schwartz Children’s Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award.

Quotes from the press

“A kids music CD that parents will be happy to play over-and-over again”
The Children’s Book Review

“The book features delightful illustrations to match each tune”
Performing Songwriter

“The songs manage to appeal lyrically to children without being condescending”
Associated Press


Moonbeam Children's Book Award (Bronze Medal)