Thursday, July 22, 2010

What Are the Odds? And a Giveaway!

Do you find it difficult to find good children's music that both you and your children will enjoy? You may be happy to know that Meredith LeVande of Monkey Monkey Music (a 2005 Parenting magazine pick) will be releasing a new CD on August 31. What Are The Odds is a blues infused CD with touches of 80's New Wave and a few lovely ballads. These are songs that you and your kids can sing and dance to, while at the same time learning odd and even numbers ("What Are the Odds?"), poetry ("Frogs Eat Butterflies" after Wallace Steven's 1922 poem of the same name), and unity ("Circle").

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I really enjoyed this collection of songs, and found Tim secretly finger drumming to a few of the catchy tunes. Meredith's voice reminded me at first of the early girl group singers, like the Shirelles, but then seemed to morph into early 80's new wave pop sounds (Belinda Carlisle and Jane Wheadon come to mind). I tend to love the ballads, like "Willow Tree in the Wind", but also found myself bopping to "In The Garden."

Meredith LeVande is committed to writing children's music that is not only fun and catchy but truly kid appropriate. She says "I find it fascinating and somewhat disturbing that many parents are so conscious of their kids' nutritional diets, but pay very little attention to their children's media intake. I think there's a definite corporate movement to force kids to grow up quicker in order to turn them into consumers." These are great songs that one can find no fault with; I find it refreshing when an artist strives to keep our kids innocent and, well, kids.

Overall, a great collection of songs that both you and your child will enjoy.

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What Are The Odds
Ages 2 - 7
Release Date: August 31, 2010
SRP: $14.99
Run Time: 46 minutes

Right now, Waldmania, the PR firm that generously sent me this great cd to review, is offering to give away a CD to a lucky reader! I will be choosing a winner by random number generator next Thursday, the 29th, at noon.

To enter:

1. Leave a comment below.

2. Become a follower and let me know in another comment (if you are already a follower, this counts, too!)

3. For another entry, blog about this giveaway and in a separate comment let me know and supply the link.

4. Tweet about this giveaway and leave the link in a separate comment box. One tweet per day = another entry (just let me know about it in another comment!).

Good luck!

26 comments:

Knitting with Beer said...

I know Grand Baby would love this!!

Weezer said...

I was really fascinated by the cover of the CD. It sounds great. I'm sure the babies would love it. Probably me, too.

Weezer said...

I've posted your giveaway to my blog. I've got lots of young moms who follow me.

Weezer said...

I'm already a devoted follower. And loving it.

Mama Kayla said...

Ooooh...my little one would love this. And I'm a new follower too, but not because of the giveaway...you rock! :-)

Jessica said...

That sounds awesome! I've been looking for some great kids music for my daughter while we're in the car!

Jessica said...

I am a follower :-)

Jessica said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Jessica said...

Tweeted about the giveaway! http://twitter.com/Jessica62286

Big Fat Mama said...

This looks like a great CD!

Brittany Sommer said...

I love your blog so much that I have something for you on my blog! Go get it! :)

Julie said...

I am following you. This would be such a perfect CD for the daycare kids and I. Oh so perfect. Please enter me in your drawing.
Thank you for the chance to win. Good luck everyone.
Take care and God Bless!!!

Beth said...

This sounds like music I would enjoy, and I'm sure my daughter would too.

Kasie said...

I love the 1st look. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kasie said...

I'm a follower

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

Sounds like a great cd :)

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

Am your follower...

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

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Tori said...

Baby bug would love this!!
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Tori said...

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orangeheromama said...

OOOH! My youngest would LOVE this! :D

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orangeheromama said...

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Liz said...

I love introducing my baby to new music this would be great!

Liz said...

i am a new google friend follower

Michelle said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for stopping by to let me know. I don't know how I missed this post, whew!

Michelle said...

Already a follower, dear:-)

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