Books by Bob Dylan

IF DOGS RUN FREE by Bob Dylan
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"As another Dylan song recommends, "Don't think twice, it's all right." (Picture book. 3-6)"
The lyrics to a 1970 Dylan song serve as the text for this quirky ode to children and dogs running free, doing their own thing. Read full book review >
BLOWIN' IN THE WIND by Jon J Muth
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Big questions, posed with majestic simplicity—and packaged with a CD of the original track. (artist's afterword). (Picture book. 8-10, adult)"
Dylan's lyrics succeed here better than many other songs that find their way to picture books. Read full book review >
MAN GAVE NAMES TO ALL THE ANIMALS by Bob Dylan
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A beautiful concept with gorgeous artwork but flawed design. (Picture book and CD. 3-10)"
For this book-and-CD set, prolific artist and naturalist Arnosky has illustrated Dylan's catchy song about man naming animals—bear, cow, bull, pig, sheep and snake—with pencil-and-acrylic paintings of more than 170 animals in a series of peaceable kingdom images. Read full book review >
FOREVER YOUNG by Bob Dylan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"Modern songs don't generally make the leap to this format successfully—Dylan's own Man Gave Names to All the Animals (1999), illustrated by Scott Menchin, being a case in point—but here's a rare exception. (Picture book. 6-8, Boomers)"
Rogers sets Dylan's timeless lyric (composed, writes the renowned author, "in a minute") to simply drawn and colored cartoon scenes strewn with references to iconic '60s-era people and places, as well as Dylan songs and albums. Read full book review >
MAN GAVE NAMES TO ALL THE ANIMALS by Bob Dylan
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The images continue in a splendid visual extension of Dylan's wry wit; children will delight in the chance to supply the final animal's name themselves. (Picture book. 3-10)"
Dylan fans extant in 1979 when his album Slow Train Coming was released won't be able to keep his rasping voice out of their heads, but that shouldn't impair their appreciation, or children's, of this wonderfully imaginative visualization of the lyrics. Read full book review >