My Name is Chicken Joe
Story and songs Trout Fishing in America Illustrations Stéphane Jorisch
Hang out with an eccentric little farm cat named Chicken Joe and his friends: King Kong, a parakeet; Miss Kitty, a dog, and a mule named Mister. Chicken Joe loves to spend time in the hen house while his friends embark on their own adventures. The charming pencil and watercolour illustrations can be enjoyed while listening to 11 folksy tunes on the accompanying album, dedicated to Joe’s fascinating world.
• MOONBEAM CHILDREN’S BOOK BRONZE AWARD
The songs manage to appeal lyrically to children without being condescending. ASSOCIATED PRESS
Pub Date: 2009
Ages: 4 to 7 / Grades K to 2
Keywords: Animals / Farm / Friendship / Humor
Formed by Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet, the four-time Grammy-nominated duo, Trout Fishing in America, has earned widespread critical acclaim from outlets like USA Today and Billboard. NPR praised the singer-songwriters as “the Lennon and McCartney of kids’ music.”
Stéphane Jorisch is a four-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, as well as winner of the Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award. He has also created set designs for Le Cirque du Soleil.