Profiled: Sandra Boynton releases children’s songbook and album

Greeting card and children’s book author, illustrator Sandra Boynton is releasing a songbook and album entitled Frog Trouble… And Eleven Other Pretty Serious Songs. NPR profiles Sandra on Weekend Edition.

Frog Trouble has fun layers of detail, like incorporating the four-note “My Dog Has Fleas” tune that’s used to tune ukuleles at the start of Dwight Yoakum’s song, “I’ve Got a Dog.” Other collaborators on Frog Trouble include the band Fountains of Wayne, Darius Rucker, Brad Paisley and Ryan Adams.

“I had fun getting into this country world,” Boynton says. “I now have boots; I’ve got a hat.”

Can’t wait to hear it.