The best of singer-songwriter Barry Louis Polisar's unique and satirical children's songs are featured in this anniversary edition that celebrates his 30th year as a writer and performer, including classics such as "I Don't Wanna Go to School" and "Don't Put Your Finger Up Your Nose." The songs, which cleverly capture children's concerns, are clearly printed in bold type and accompanied by sheet music and simple guitar chords, and charming line drawings from the original 1985 publication enliven each page.
Barry Louis Polisar is a four-time Parents Choice Award winner who has written songs for Sesame Street and Weekly Reader; starred in Field Trip, an Emmy Award-winning television show for children; performed at the White House, the Smithsonian, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and has been featured regularly on the Learning Channel. He has won a Special Library Recognition Award for his ability to communicate with and excite children to read through his books, poems, and songs, which include Barry Louis Polisar's a Little Different; Insect Soup; Old Dogs, New Tricks; and Old Enough to Know Better. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.