Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wild Child CD Review + {Giveaway – Ends 9/12} (CLOSED)

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner listed below. Wild Child

Lyrical songs, African rhythms, and the voices of nature create environmental awareness for kids. That’s what the Wild Child CD is all about. This CD is the newest “Celebrate Earth” CD from Recess Music. This is a fun, energetic children’s music CD that your family will love.

ST. PAUL, MN (June 16, 2011)Recess Music, a company that strives to awaken kids to the magnificence of our planet through albums of earth-friendly music, looks forward to the August 16 release of Wild Child, the fourth in its award-winning “Celebrate Earth” series of CDs.   Singing the praises of Africa fauna, the 14 tracks of Wild Child showcase musical contributions by a sampling of today’s most gifted kids’ musicians, including Jack Grunsky, Anna Moo, and Danny Adlerman.

Notes Recess Music’s founder, Nancy Doan, “Of all the creatures on Earth, the animals of Africa are some of the most threatened in our world.  When I think of the children of future generations, I’m struck by how sad it will be if they never have the possibility of seeing an elephant or a tiger or a hippo in its natural habitat.  I believe that Mother Nature intended for ALL of Earth's inhabitants to share our green planet with one another.”

Wild Child opens with “Earth Lullaby,” featuring the beautiful voice of Kathy Lowe accompanied by African drums, chorus, electric guitar and bass, and continues with a gospel-tinged celebration of the Serengeti plain by the team of Aaron Glassman and Andrew Spence. Penelope Torribio gently captures the delicate beauty of a fragile environment as she sings “Rainforest By Morning.”  Exotic birdcalls at the song’s conclusion create a smooth transition to Jack Grunsky’s relaxed, Caribbean styled “Sunrise In The Jungle.”  The African day builds momentum with Ed Jordan and Alan Glass offering delightfully catchy rhymes about “Rita, the Cheetah.”  More animal calls announce the South African sounds of Danny Adlerman singing “Africa Calling,” and Anna Moo poses some provocative questions in her exotic, “Mysteries Of The Nile.” The African experience continues with evocative selections by Birdie’s Playhouse, KimmySchwimmy, Melita Doostan, Wayne From Maine, and Aaron Burnett. At the album’s close, Cosima offers a taste of authentic African language in “Thula Baba,” with Tish Steinfeld settling listeners down for the evening in “Full Moon Over Africa.”

While experiencing a multi-faceted life as a mother, wife, and minister, Nancy Doan became convinced of the need to make the world a better place through a two-fold approach: sustaining our environment and teaching kindness.  Because music held a prominent place in both her own childhood and her experiences as a mother, Nancy developed an appreciation of the power of music as an educational tool.  When the onset of systemic lupus erythematosus dictated a career change, she cast about for a way to continue to serve the causes to which she had dedicated her life.  This search ultimately led to the creation of Recess Music, a company dedicated to the twin goals of environmental awareness and social empathy.
Fulfilling its declared mission of entertaining, encouraging, and educating children and families about the wonders of our planet, Recess Music has previously released three albums in the “Celebrate Earth” series, beginning with Celebrate Earth in spring 2010. Growing Veggie Soup followed, with songs chosen for their focus on gardening and sustainable farming practices. The music of Ocean Motion, the award-winning third installment of the “Celebrate Earth” music series, is dedicated to the understanding and preservation of the world’s ocean life and its habitats.

Coming next from Recess Music, in fall 2011, will be U R Some 1, the second in the company’s “Best Foot Forward” series of albums dedicated to helping kids value a world that is wise, fair, and generous hearted.
Wild Child will be available online at, and its international affiliates, iTunes, and brick and mortar retailers throughout the U.S.
This is a unique addition to my son’s growing CD collection. Instead of being too cutesy and kiddy, it’s a great CD with music that is a little different. Different in a great way! I think you and your family will appreciate Wild Child.

The Wild Child CD is great for kids ages 4-12. And you can buy it at or I also have one copy of Wild Child to giveaway. You can enter in the Rafflecopter form below.

*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this CD for review. All opinions are my own.*


Rae said...

It helps elephants.

jayedee said...

i love Recess Music's mission of entertaining, encouraging, and educating children and families about the wonders of our planet with music!

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I love the instruments it uses for the music!

In Julie's Opinion said...

I love that it includes African rhythms, which I think my son would really enjoy!!

Allison said...

I love that the "lyrical songs, African rhythms, and the voices of nature create environmental awareness for kids." I'm pretty sure this will be a winner in our house!
Allibird1 at aol dot com

lisa said...

it entertains and educates!

Michelle White said...

Love the variety of instruments and types of music. It will be a welcome break from the Wiggles :).

Gina said...

We love international music!!!

Erin S said...

I lie it's focus on a simple, but important lesson in Kindness. We have lots of crazy CD's and this is just simple messages!