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|Author: John Denver
Illustrator: Christopher Canyon
Retail Price: Paperback • $8.95 | Hardback with CD • $19.95
“Upbeat, funny and irresistibly singable,” this song was made famous by John Denver and now made “doubly memorable” by Christopher Canyon’s delightful illustrations, as the award from Mom’s Choice said. Especially if you listen along with Denver—the hardback edition comes with a CD—kids will say, “play it again!” and turn the pages to follow along. It’s all about the cousins, the chicken pie, four hound dogs and a piggy, but “the best darn thing about Grandma’s house was her great big feather bed.” As Vince Gill said, “It just makes sense—John Denver and kids!” What fun.
- Benjamin Franklin Gold Award
- iParenting Media Award
- Moonbeam Children’s Book Award (Bronze: Book with Music)
- Mom’s Choice Award
— Entro – The Mom’s Choice Awards Magazine (Spring 2008)
John Denver’s Grandma’s Feather Bed is a softcover children’s picture book based on the famous song by Jim Connor and “adopted” by popular musician John Denver. Exuberantly illustrated by Christopher Canyon, John Denver’s Grandma’s Feather Bed” brings a classic ditty about family fun and togetherness to life. “When I was a little bitty boy / just up off the floor, / we used to go out to Grandma’s house / every month-end or so. / We’d have chicken pie and country ham / and homemade butter on the bread, / but the best darn thing about / Grandma’s house was her /great big feather bed!” The last pages offer more information about the people who created the song, as well as a musical score for the tune. An especial treat for young and old John Denver fans to share together.
— Midwest Book Review (December 2007)