Another New Childrens’ Book With Words By Bob Dylan


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!

Bob Dylan sings \’This Old Man\’

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Michael Hendrick, activist, capitalist, poet and writer, has been published in newspapers and magazines since 1972. Editor of the literary journal, Beatdom, he is currently finishing his first novel, Egypt Cemetery, the first volume of a Proustian effort he refers to as 'A Remembrance of Things Crass' (with apologies to Marcel Proust). A survivor of five bookstores and two libraries, his two cats are his most prized possessions. He likes Irish ciders and organic foods and never misses a Bob Dylan tour!

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