Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove

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Rockin’ The Library

Mr. Stinky Feet loves celebrating 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

Cosgrove’s nine family albums have earned critical acclaim and an impressive collection of national parenting awards, including eight Parents’ Choice Awards.

His first self-published book, Everybody Gets Stinky Feet is a collection of essays written for grown-fans from his years as a parenting columnist for The Kansas City Star.  

Now families can Read-Along & Sing-Along with Mr. Stinky Feet in THREE new children’s books based on his beloved songs! (Ascend Books)

 “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 for children and families, 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.