"Hilary James and Simon Mayor's CD of the same name has been the most heavily played recording in our household (before children's bedtime) since I received it for review two years ago and the timely publication of these "fun songs for children from 4-104"comes just as my children take their first tentative steps in learning to read and play music.
The lyrics are extremely enjoyable (their wit is equally amusing to children and adults) and the tunes as infectious as anything your children are likely to bring into the house. The quality of Hilary and Simon's performance enhanced the appeal of their music on CD and cassette, and the presentation of the book continues in that vein. From Hilary's colourful cover and the spirited cartoons to the clearly laid out music and lyrics the whole thing is a pleasure to read and to play.
All this plus snippets of information about balloons and Australia, advice on actions to accompany the songs and inducements to improvise the music make this an essential publication for all those who entertain children either professionally or parentally."
Hilary James & Simon Mayor
c/o Acoustics Records
PO Box 350, Reading RG6 7DQ, England
+44 (0)118 926 8615
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