Books by Rose Rosie Russell Children's Books Author Illustrator
 
   Allow me to introduce a talented man that performs and inspires children and families with songs and storytelling.  
   Welcome Kid Rocker Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove!
   Okay, I have to ask, how did you arrive at your wonderful name and title for this journey? 

   One of the greatest gifts I received from my young fans is my name “Mr. Stinky Feet.” I didn’t come up with the name myself. I’m not that clever. And it wasn’t the product of a marketing focus group. It just came about organically. After my second album came out, kids started calling me “Stinky Feet.”


   I still remember the day it really sunk in. I was high-fiving a bunch of students in the hallway of a school where I’d just performed an assembly.  A few kids started calling out, “Hey, Stinky Feet! Yo, Stinky Feet!” And I playfully shouted back, “Hey, that’s “Mister Stinky Feet” to you!” It somehow sounded more respectable.


   The name stuck, so I decided to embrace it. Kids identify with it. It’s easy to remember. And it suits me.


   And “kid rocker” is simply a description of what I love to do.

2) How long have you been performing?

   I’m heading into my twentieth year performing for families. I never imagined I would be doing something like this. I started my career as a journalist and moved into corporate public relations before having the sense to get a “real job” helping kids laugh and learn.

3) What is your Philosophy?

   For years my philosophy on performing has been – The kids are the stars of the show, not me. And through my writing and music I like to emphasize that we can build a better world when we stick together and rock together!

4) Who influenced you in this journey?

   One of my biggest influences has been my father, who loved to sing and who was a fabulous storyteller. And my mother who cherished words and their usage. She would always encourage me to write. And my lovely bride, Jeni, who is fabulous writer herself. She has always encouraged me creatively and has been an inspiring editor.

5) I see you do concerts, school assembles, library visits, and you're a Corporate Speaker!
On top of all that you have multiple Cd's, and books out there. Can you tell our readers about this?


   Over the past two decades, I have performed more than 3,500 shows throughout North America and Europe, including twice at the White House Easter Egg Roll. You’ll often find me singing to children in libraries, schools, theaters, and parks. And once my band and I played with the Kansas City Symphony at the world-class Kauffman Center. There’s nothing like hearing an 80-piece orchestra backing us up on “Stinky Feet.”


    I really enjoy speaking with adult audiences as a corporate speaker. I have a presentation titled “Live Like a Child. Succeed Like a Child” where I talk about lessons I’ve learned working with kids and how when we approach life with a more childlike (not childish) spirit, then great things happen. Also, I have produced eight award-winning albums of family music, and my band and I are working on our ninth. And, finally, I have released my first book for grown-up children “Everybody Gets Stinky Feet,” which is a collection of essays from my time as a parenting columnist for The Kansas City Star.

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Thank you so much Jim for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit with us and sharing your wonderful talent! 


To find more about Jim and where you can contact him for a visit to your school, camp, or special event, here is the link below: 
Jim Cosgrove


Please leave your questions or comments below, we would love to hear from you!
Rosie 
 


Comments

05/04/2017 3:45am

This is a very well article for reading the books. Good student are going to school daily and reading the different books. All the books have the different type of knowledge. Mostly government provide free education for poor student.

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05/09/2017 2:49am

That book looks interesting. I can relate to the idea of that book. Life is not full of fragrant roses. Life is also made up stinky smell. We should embrace both sides of it. Our life would be meaningless if it is only made up of happiness and success and no failures or sorrow.

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05/05/2017 3:34am

This article gives the information about the pure life which is tension free. The person who is tension free is really the lucky person of the world and every kind of the happiness he can enjoy. The book of the Jim is really so nice and it is the appropriate book for everyone.

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05/05/2017 5:41am

Thank you for stopping by to read my interview with author and entertainer, Jim Cosgrove.

Rosie

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Hope that you performed good there.

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05/16/2017 7:38am

Hello, thank you for your comment today. Yes, he is quite a great performer and I'm glad you stopped by to read more about him.

Thanks again,
Rosie

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05/15/2017 12:30am

Such a noble person , thanks for sharing.

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05/16/2017 7:40am

Yes, Jim is a genuine entertainer that reaches many families.
We appreciate your kind words.

Thank you,
Rosie

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Keep it up.

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05/23/2017 1:38am

Great post.

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