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The perfect gift for a grandchild, picture book for John Denver fans, and your kindergarten or preschool music classroom, Grandma's Feather Bed is a brightly illustrated, colorful kids book adaptation of John Denver's heartwarming song. The hardcover book comes with a CD so you can sing-a-long as you read-a-long!

"Upbeat, funny and irresistibly singable," the song Grandma's Feather Bed was made famous by John Denver and now made "doubly memorable" by Christopher Canyon's delightful illustrations. Learn 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." If you need the perfect John Denver song book, read along book with cd for kids, or preschool book with a cd, this is the book for you!

Backmatter includes: background on John Denver and the writing of Grandma's Feather Bed, including how it was inspired by Jim Connor's memories of his grandmother, and information on the illustrator, Christopher Canyon.

Accolades for Grandma's Feather Bed:
Benjamin Franklin Gold Award
iParenting Media Award
Moonbeam Children's Book Award (Bronze: Book with Music)
Mom's Choice Award

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Size: 9.50 in x 10.75 in
  • Pages: 36

About the Author

Christopher Canyon is the illustrator of several wonderful books for children. When he isn’t in his studio, Christopher enjoys traveling and providing educational and entertaining programs for schools, libraries, and conferences. Christopher received his formal art education at the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio. His work has been selected for many exhibits and publications including the Society of Illustrators, the Mazza Collection at the university of Findlay, Ohio, and the Natural History magazine.

Currently Christopher is adapting and illustrating several of John Denver’s songs as children’s picture books. The critically acclaimed Sunshine On My Shoulders was released by Dawn Publications in 2003, Ancient Rhymes: A Dolphin Lullaby in 2004, and Take Me Home, Country Roads in September 2005.

Christopher Canyon shares some thoughts on the project: "To have this opportunity to share John Denver’s music and message with the children of today is truly a dream. John gave the world so many thoughtful songs about relationships; our global need to live together in peace and the importance of caring for our environment. These messages, as relevant today as ever, and John’s music and voice continue to touch our lives and lift our spirits."

Three of Christopher’s books, Sunshine On My Shoulders, The Tree in the Ancient Forest and Stickeen, have won the American Bookseller Association’s Benjamin Franklin Award for best children’s picture book of the year. Chistopher is also the illustrator of Wonderful Nature, Wonderful You and the beautiful Earth trilogy, Earth and You - A Closer View: Nature’s Features, Earth and Us - Continuous: Nature’s Past & Future, and Earth and Me - Our Family Tree: Nature’s Creatures. Christopher lives with his wife and cat in central Ohio.
One of the world's best-known and best-loved performers, John Denver earned international acclaim as a songwriter, performer, actor, environmentalist and humanitarian. Denver's career spanned four decades and his music has outlasted countless musical trends and garnered numerous awards and honors. John Denver's love for nature, his hope and belief in the future, and his brilliance of expression inspired so many people toward "higher ground." Although he died in 1997, we are pleased to bring his timeless lyrics to the next generation.
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