Kenny Loggins is the latest singer to croon the famed holiday tune "Frosty the Snowman." His CD -- which includes two bonus folk-style songs, "Cyndi" and "Fishin' Blues" -- comes with the just-released eponymous children's picture book illustrating the lyrics (Imagine/Peter Yarrow, $17.95).
Newsday talked with Loggins about his visit next week to the Book Revue in Huntington, during which he will answer questions and sign books (he won't be singing):
Why did you participate in this children's project?
I was asked by Peter Yarrow, whom I'd never met before. Peter, Paul and Mary was a big influence on me when I was a kid, coming from the folk music world. I also wanted to be part of the legacy of the song 'Frosty the Snowman.'
Have you worked on any other children's books?
I have one I wrote myself, based on a song I wrote about the dog that I got when I moved out of my parental home. It's called 'Moose n' Me.'
You dedicate "Frosty" to Crosby, Cody, Bella, Luke and Hana. Who are they?
My kids. My oldest is 33, and my youngest is 16. Because I have five kids, I've been immersed in children's books for many years.
INFO Free, book with CD is $17.95