Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove

Upcoming events:

  • Tue

    MCPL360 Online Concert

    10:00 amMid-Continent Public Library @mcpl360


Rockin’ The Library

Mr. Stinky Feet loves to celebrate music and reading. Check out this rockin’ music video produced with the Mid-Continent Public Libraries, showcasing  what Jim’s live concerts are all about.

Musician & Author

Bop Bop Dinosaur (June 2020)

Bop Bop Dinosaur comes to life in this fun book based on the first song written for children by acclaimed kid-rocker Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove. Read along and sing along with the whole family in this delightful book illustrated by Dana Regan. Listen to the original song here.

The rhythm and rhymes encourage a read-along and sing-along with adults. The repetitive “B” sound is good practice for early readers and helpful with linguistic development for those learning to talk. 

Sullen Sally (August 2020)

Sullen Sally is a beautiful celebration of friendship based on Cosgrove’s beloved song.  The lyrical rhymes and colorful illustrations by Christine Schneider remind children that nobody is expected to feel happy all the time. The story provides an opportunity for adults and children to talk about feelings and the meaning of true friendship. After reading together, enjoy singing along to the musical version of Sullen Sally.


 “Jim Cosgrove has captured the hearts and minds of kids and parents all across the country. Kansas City is lucky to call him one of our own.” Mayor Sly James, Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

For over two decades, Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove has logged more than 4,000 performances in 38 U.S. states and seven countries, including two performances on the south lawn of The White House, as part of its annual Easter Egg Roll. And his YouTube channel has more than 2.3 million views.

When he isn’t singing or writing, Cosgrove shares inspiring messages with adult audiences, reminding them that taking a child-like (not childish) approach to life enhances the wonder of Now. He lives near Kansas City with his wife, their two daughters, and a handsome rescued mutt, Dobby.