March 06, 2006

Revolution Rock

Wow, they're really pulling out all the stops on the promo campaign for Lane Smith's John, Paul, George & Ben:


I'm pretty sure most picture books don't get a billboard at Times Square. There's apparently one in LA, too.

Anyway, remember the story of how I recorded a couple of tunes for this book? And how one of them was my own song, and one of them was me strumming the guitar and singing a warped version of "Yankee Doodle Dandy?" And how The Mouse went with the "Yankee Doodle" one?

Well, if that sounds like something you'd be interested in, you can watch and listen here. And buy the book, it's great. (And here's a nice interview with Lane, by the way.)

Posted by Dr. Frank at March 6, 2006 09:32 PM | TrackBack

I love the song. My three year old also loved it. My seven year old seemed to enjoy it also, but I'm sorry, Frank, you aren't strong enough to win out versus Harry Potter. You did rip him away from the book to hear the song twice, so don't feel too bad.

Posted by: sam at March 6, 2006 10:21 PM

My kids (ages 5 and 7) loved the song. They just made me play it at least 10 times. :-)

Posted by: Rebecca at March 6, 2006 11:00 PM

That is too fantastic. It sure is a good thing my baby sister loves Lane Smith books to begin with, because now I know what she's getting for her birthday!

Posted by: Sasha at March 6, 2006 11:41 PM

That was pretty fun! Nice work!

Posted by: Adam at March 7, 2006 03:22 AM

That was a wonderful tune!

Posted by: John A. at March 7, 2006 06:58 AM

Slick! I recorded the song to my computer and now it's on my iPod. Now I have two books to look forward to in April. Is there a chance we'll be able to hear your alternate song any time soon?

Posted by: charles at March 7, 2006 07:03 AM