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Dreams Are Made for Children

Dreams Are Made for Children

Fall 2016 Audio Book
Ages: Infant - 5 yrs.
CD Price: $16.95

Here, original recordings of songs performed by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, and other artists, double quite nicely as tender lullabies-even when romance was the inspiration. Most of the songs lend themselves to be read aloud, sans music, as quiet-time poems. Among the tracks: Garland's "Over the Rainbow," Mel Torme and "Hit the Road to Dreamland," "Lullaby in Blue," sung by Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher; Sarah Vaughan's rendition of "Goodnight My Love," originally a 1936 Shirley Temple/Alice Faye duet. Short histories of the songs and artists follow. With a saturated color palette and motifs of stars, birds, flowers, elves and angels, illustrator Ilya Green serves the text with scenes of family cuddles, and children playing, sleeping, and dreaming.

Lynne Heffley   ©2016 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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