Wednesday, February 29, 2012

CD review and giveaway: I Am Happy!

I've almost completely given up listening to grown-up music these days- it just isn't nearly as much fun as all the great songs on the kids' CDs that Ethan and Vivian have! Recently we got a new addition to our music library, a really cute and fun CD called I Am Happy! With a name like that, you know it's going to be fun and cheerful! Here's a bit about the CD and the artist, Sukey Molloy.
With NAPPA, Children’s Music Web, Preferred Choice, and Mom’s Choice Awards proudly in hand, independent children’s musician Sukey Molloy is delighted to announce the April 24 release of her third CD, I Am Happy! with Sukey Molloy.  The 18-track album for young children is imbued with the gentle, magical atmosphere and up-close, personal style that has become Sukey Molloy’s calling card.

With a focus on age-appropriate material that encourages participation, Sukey Molloy’s music is just right for the youngest listeners.  Her voice has a happy, reassuringly intimate presence that draws children into a safe and trusting relationship as they listen, sing, and move along.  While Sukey’s lyrics and melodies express a sweet, childlike nuance, she doesn’t compromise when it comes to production values. Joining Sukey Molloy as co-producer of I Am Happy! is Grammy-winner Larry Alexander, who brings to the new release his work with some of the biggest stars in the music business, including Diana Ross (six albums), Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Bon Jovi, and David Bowie, to name but a few.

Throughout I Am Happy!, Sukey Molloy exudes a sense of fun, wonder, and joy to which children readily connect. Explains Sukey, “My music is intentionally created to relate directly with the young child, and it’s very important to me, as I write, to sense each song from the child’s point of view. My goal in making I Am Happy! has been a simple one:  to share music that makes children feel happy!   In all my work, I invite kids to participate, and on I Am Happy! I find this, in a playful way, through nature themes such as snow, sun, rain, fire and water, and by incorporating animal sounds like fish, rhinos, penguins and ducks. Every song encourages children to try movements and sounds as they sing along.”
This really is a happy little CD. It's designed for kids ages 2-5, and most of the songs encourage kids to follow along with some sort of motion or action.  Although we've been listening to it while we play in the living room, and just enjoying it as good music, it would be a perfect CD for storytime or a follow-along song time with your toddler or preschooler.  Each song is only a few minutes long, which is great for those with shorter attention spans. Ms. Molloy's voice is lovely, the songs are musically appealing and catchy.  All in all, this is a sweet, pleasing, fun CD to listen to.

I Am Happy! will be released in April, so stay tuned to Sukey Molloy's website for more information on how to get a copy!

And I have good news- one of you will win a copy of this CD for yourself! Open to US/Canadian mailing addresses, enter at the Rafflecopter widget below.

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Disclosure: I received this CD to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.


Carol L. said...

I'd love to win this for my grand son. He would love it. Thanks for this giveaway opportunity.
Carol L
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moushka said...

My daughters would enjoy it!

Shannon said...

I want to win this for my 19 month old daughter