Sandra Boynton,the best-selling author and illustrator, has long been considered a rock star in the cozy world of children's publishing, with more than 60 million copies of her books in print. But she's also become something of an actual rock star. She's produced five children's albums, coaxing swaggering performances out of prominent musicians like B.B. King, Patti LuPone and Brian Wilson.
Now Boynton, 61, has earned bona fide bragging rights in music with a label many of her collaborators would envy: platinum. Her 2002 album, "Philadelphia Chickens," was recently certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America after selling 1 million copies.