For the third time in four years, a new children’s book hit the market last month, with words and music by Bob Dylan.
Blowin’ In The Wind, released last month by Sterling Childrens Books, with illustrations by Jon J. Muth, follows the 2010 Sterling release of the book based on the gem from Dylan’s 1979 LP, Slow Train Coming, Man Gave Names To All The Animals which featured art inked by Jim Arnosky. In 2008, Atheneum Books published the selection Forever Young, illustrated by Paul Rogers.
Dylan has worked on various project aimed at children and for childrens’ charities, one of the most memorable being his apparance on the 1999 release For Our Children, on which he played a version of the standard kids’ classic, This Old Man. Listening to Dylan when you take being serious out of the equation, as in childrens, songs, is a treat. Here is a video of This Old Man. Just click on the link to hear it!