Thats the musical lesson that childrens book author Sandra Boynton swore by while recording Dog Train (Workman), a book-and-CD production featuring performances by Blues Traveler, John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting, and a duet between Weird Al Yankovic and Kate Winslet.
Boynton says she wanted the record to be the best it could be because, she laments, Most childrens records are just bad music. There shouldnt be a dividing line between kids and adults.
So while the songs are meant to be fun, Boynton was all business in the studio, especially because the musical artists had very limited time.
Despite the parameters or maybe because of them Boynton was very happy with the results, and thinks others will be as well.
Especially any penguins who hear the record.
Boynton says Ondrasik recorded a song called Penguin Lament and says hes such an expressive performer that any penguins who hear it will feel he understands them.
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