OverviewThese 11 catchy songs written and performed by Trout Fishing in America feature vivid, playfully sophisticated illustrations by accomplished artist StÃƒÂ©phane Jorisch. The title song is an exploration of how names don't always reveal what a child expects: Chicken Joe happens to be a cat, Miss Kitty a dog, and King Kong a parakeet. The duoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s folk-roots repertoire manages to appeal lyrically to children without being condescending.
Author BiographyTrout Fishing in America is a four-time Grammy nominated duo formed by Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. They have earned widespread critical praise from USA Today, Billboard Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times, which touted the band as "some of the most lyrically creative, musically sophisticated, vocally muscular music-makers in the family music business." They live in Prairie Grove, Arkansas. StÃƒÂ©phane Jorisch is a four-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award, the Ruth-Schwartz Children's Book Award, and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award. He has also created set designs for Le Cirque du Soleil. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.