January 7, 2015
Songs for children
by Margaret Wise Brown
Margaret Wise Brown is best known for her spare, simple text, as demonstrated in her bestselling books Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. She also wrote poetry and songs. Goodnight Songs is a collection of twelve previously unpublished poems that have been set to music by singer/songwriters Tom Proutt and Emily Gary. They turn Wise's words, with its fanciful imagery and repetitive choruses, into soothing, gently rhythmic melodies that will soon have children relaxed and ready for bed.
Each song is illustrated by a different award-winning picture book artist, often filled with sleepy animals and peaceful scenes. Together, they make the book and CD a lovely gift for baby.