Expecting Rain

Go to main page
It is currently Mon November 20th, 2017, 17:18 GMT

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 29 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun August 26th, 2012, 16:03 GMT 
User avatar

Joined: Tue April 13th, 2010, 07:58 GMT
Posts: 2676
Location: back in the rain
Has anyone got Dylan's children's books (Forever Young, Blowin' in the Wind, Man gave name to all the animals) ?
What is your impression and would you recommend them for children/ what age ?
Thought about when I could start introducing Dylan to my god child - she has her 3rd birthday next month. :P


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun August 26th, 2012, 16:21 GMT 
Senior Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu October 26th, 2006, 02:28 GMT
Posts: 24048
Location: I'm in Bostontown in some restaurant.
Blowin' in the Wind is a very sweet children's book. It's won some publishing awards. Forever Young is a cute book, too. As an adult fan, you can spot song references throughout the book. His children's books are well done.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun August 26th, 2012, 16:21 GMT 
Titanium Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat January 1st, 2011, 20:57 GMT
Posts: 6724
Location: Out in the West Texas town of El Paso
I've only really looked at Forever Young. It has the lyrics illustrated to someone with Bob's likeness. It's really a perfect book for children and Dylan fans. The reason why it's great for Dylan fans is, it has numerous scattered references to Bob's other songs and career choices in the illustrations. For example: There is a fish truck which is being loaded.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun August 26th, 2012, 16:43 GMT 

Joined: Wed March 8th, 2006, 01:54 GMT
Posts: 290
My brother bought my three year old daughter Forever Young. She absolutely loves it. We've read it enough where she knows it by heart and we each trade off lines. Ill say the first line, then she'll say the second until the chorus where read it together


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun August 26th, 2012, 16:46 GMT 
Senior Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu October 26th, 2006, 02:28 GMT
Posts: 24048
Location: I'm in Bostontown in some restaurant.
That's cute. :)

My good friend's grandson, Jackson, is turning one in 2 weeks and I plan to buy both of these books for him. He'll have them on his bookshef when he starts reading but in the meantime I know his nana will read them to him at bedtime while he looks at the wonderful art.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun August 26th, 2012, 16:57 GMT 
User avatar

Joined: Tue April 13th, 2010, 07:58 GMT
Posts: 2676
Location: back in the rain
goodnitesteve wrote:
It has the lyrics illustrated to someone with Bob's likeness. The reason why it's great for Dylan fans is, it has numerous scattered references to Bob's other songs and career choices in the illustrations. For example: There is a fish truck which is being loaded.


This sounds promising ! :D
Thank you all for your opinions. Probably I'll buy all of them and then I decide whether to give it to the girl or keep them for myself.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun August 26th, 2012, 18:31 GMT 

Joined: Sun June 3rd, 2007, 17:37 GMT
Posts: 418
Location: New Orleans, LA
There are two versions of Man Gave Names. I got Forever Young for my daughter and it is probably her favorite Dylan song because of it. She is three.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon August 27th, 2012, 05:22 GMT 
User avatar

Joined: Wed August 22nd, 2012, 18:18 GMT
Posts: 803
I would like to buy these just for me.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon August 27th, 2012, 05:26 GMT 
User avatar

Joined: Fri April 13th, 2012, 13:23 GMT
Posts: 986
Location: San Jose, CA.
cool. i've never heard of these, but i'll be sure to pick one or two of them up for my little sister.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon August 27th, 2012, 05:36 GMT 
Titanium Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 25th, 2011, 17:35 GMT
Posts: 5522
Location: .....down by the river
Last year, I gave my nephew's little boy "Man Gave Names to All the Animals"
for his 3rd bd...he loves it. 8)
The book comes with a CD of the song. (I'd think all three of the books do, but don't know
for sure). I bought this edition of the book >>
http://www.amazon.com/Man-Gave-Names-Al ... he+animals

There's an older edition, illustrated by another artist, but i don't know if it's still available.
Personally, i liked the drawings in this edition much better anyway.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon August 27th, 2012, 08:29 GMT 
Promethium Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue December 14th, 2010, 14:22 GMT
Posts: 43259
Location: Beneath the Southern X
Coming soon(ish)....
http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/If-Dogs-Run-Free-Bob-Dylan/9781451648799


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon August 27th, 2012, 14:55 GMT 
Titanium Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue June 30th, 2009, 05:06 GMT
Posts: 8848
Location: you try to get away...they drag you back
i've read and viewed each one, and each one was a cliffhanger to the very end!

Blowing in the wind might be the most visibly beautiful.
Man gave names to all the animals is great for kids who like animals. and reggae. i think that covers all kids pretty much.
i get one as a baby gift for everyone i hold dear to me. the parents can dish it out when they think it's appropriate.

i know most come with a CD - i don't remember for sure about forever young - they may have thought about that idea later.

isn't there one called when bob met woody? or am i dreaming that up? i haven't gotten that one yet.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon August 27th, 2012, 15:22 GMT 
Titanium Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 25th, 2011, 17:35 GMT
Posts: 5522
Location: .....down by the river
Troubadour64 wrote:
isn't there one called when bob met woody? or am i dreaming that up? i haven't gotten that one yet.


Yep. I haven't actually read it, though. I'm not sure if it's a book that Bob had anything to
do with....kind of hard to tell by the write-up on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/When-Bob-Met-Wood ... pd_sim_b_5

-i like the new avatar, Troub...very cute! :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon August 27th, 2012, 15:27 GMT 
Senior Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu October 26th, 2006, 02:28 GMT
Posts: 24048
Location: I'm in Bostontown in some restaurant.
@ troub (about the Woody Guthrie/Bob book)- Yeah, but it's for older children.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon August 27th, 2012, 20:28 GMT 
User avatar

Joined: Tue April 13th, 2010, 07:58 GMT
Posts: 2676
Location: back in the rain
It looks like if "Forever Young" from Amazon doesn't contain a cd. Does anyone know if it is also available with the cd included somewhere ???


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon August 27th, 2012, 20:47 GMT 
Titanium Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue June 30th, 2009, 05:06 GMT
Posts: 8848
Location: you try to get away...they drag you back
When forever young came out, they hadn't thought of that marketing perk yet. Or bob couldnt decide which version to use! Lol. I don't think there are editions with the CD.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon August 27th, 2012, 20:54 GMT 
User avatar

Joined: Tue April 13th, 2010, 07:58 GMT
Posts: 2676
Location: back in the rain
Troubadour64 wrote:
When forever young came out, they hadn't thought of that marketing perk yet. Or bob couldnt decide which version to use! Lol. I don't think there are editions with the CD.


Thank you Troubadour !


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun September 9th, 2012, 07:49 GMT 
User avatar

Joined: Tue April 13th, 2010, 07:58 GMT
Posts: 2676
Location: back in the rain
Got "Man gave names to all the animals" now. The book is cute - I love the hard cover front.
...only I hate the song. :?


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun September 9th, 2012, 08:03 GMT 
Promethium Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue December 14th, 2010, 14:22 GMT
Posts: 43259
Location: Beneath the Southern X
Tyger, tyger.... :D


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun September 9th, 2012, 13:14 GMT 

Joined: Sun July 11th, 2010, 12:28 GMT
Posts: 7
I have all three of the books - they are all great, very well done.

I would also recommend "When Bob Met Woody" by Gary Golio and Marc Burckhardt. It is excellent.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun September 9th, 2012, 13:39 GMT 
Titanium Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri December 9th, 2011, 00:25 GMT
Posts: 6723
I'm working on the Pay In Blood children's book.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun September 9th, 2012, 14:54 GMT 
Titanium Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed August 9th, 2006, 21:53 GMT
Posts: 5295
Location: Sweeping up on Desolation Row
Little Cinderella gave me Forever Young. Maybe she'll give me the grandbaby to go along with it one day :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri February 8th, 2013, 16:17 GMT 
Mercury Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed September 14th, 2011, 13:25 GMT
Posts: 12325
Location: Wherever I am welcome
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/145164879 ... sm_1_fb_lk

This one looks great! I will buy it for my granddaughter.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun February 10th, 2013, 03:03 GMT 
Promethium Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu January 24th, 2008, 15:14 GMT
Posts: 17874
Location: Where the swift don't win the race
Several of the songs from Under the Red Sky would make great children's books. Several songs from Love and Theft would be cool too... especially Honest with Me. 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun February 10th, 2013, 11:08 GMT 
Promethium Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue December 14th, 2010, 14:22 GMT
Posts: 43259
Location: Beneath the Southern X
I saw a few pictures from the If Dods Run Free one the other day - couldn't quite imagine it as a kids book before, but it actually works quite well the way they did it.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 29 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group