About the Book
Author: Tim McCanna
Illustrator: Allison Black
Recommended Ages: Preschool
Number of Pages: 24
Publisher: Abrams Appleseed
Publication Date: May 9, 2017
Summary: The Barnyard Band is performing today. All the musicians are coming to play! Each animal musician knows what to do, but Cow can only moo! This charming book is a wonderful read-aloud featuring musical sounds and a refrain children will love repeating. Tim McCanna’s playful text will have children laughing at the funny musical sounds, and Allison Black’s energetic illustrations will make children want to get up and move. Barnyard Boogie! is full of rhyming and nonsense sounds that will enrich and delight.
Watch the Book Video
Horse, Duck, Cat, Goat and the others have their instruments and are ready for the show, all except Cow. The only thing Cow can do is moo. Will Cow find a place in the band?
The pages are adorned with charming illustrations that are full of energy and bring the story to life. Lyrical words like zinga, zinga, zee and plinka, plinka, plee make Barnyard Boogie! an entertaining story that will have children singing and dancing along.
I highly recommend picking up a copy.
About the Author
After growing up in Missouri, I spent my undergrad years at TCU, then earned an MFA in Dramatic Writing for Musical Theatre from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. In 2004, I wrote and produced the off-off Broadway musical, THE COSMIC CALAMITIES OF HENRY NOODLE. After that, I sang and played accordion in a Denver-based folk band called the Hobo Nickels.
Around 2009, I had two young kids and was reading lots of picture books to them at bedtime. I grew a love and appreciation for the art form and started writing stories of my own. Along the way, I took children's writing courses, joined the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and shared my work with fellow writers in monthly critique group meetings.
My debut picture book, TEENY TINY TRUCKS, came out in 2013. I signed with a literary agent in 2014, and since then I've had the privilege to publish books with Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, Scholastic/Orchard Books, and Abrams Appleseed.
As a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), I served as Assistant Regional Adviser for the San Francisco/South chapter for 5 years. I currently live very happily in San Jose, California with my wife Trudi, kids Nate & Sophie, and our dog Millie.