2016 Parents' Choice Recommended
Selections from the golden age of jazz for a serene night of sleep
With whimsical, dream-like illustrations, this book and accompanying audio CD features a selection of timeless jazz dream songs to lull babies into a sweet, blissful sleep. The book includes 15 popular standards recorded by singing legends Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Chet Baker, among others. Explanatory notes accompany each featured song in this must-have book for any jazz fans with a young child.
Misja Fitzgerald Michel studied jazz under François Jeanneau at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris. His first album, Live at the Villa, was recorded in 1998 and he has performed at various festivals around the world. Ilya Green is a children’s book author and illustrator.
"Another gem in a series of storybook/CD sets from the folks at Secret Mountain." —Kevin Oliver, Free Times Family magazine
"This album is completely real and one that should be cherished in your musical collection with your family." —mommasbacon.com
"If you’re looking for a cool gift for new parents or if you are a parent yourself, Dreams Are Made for Children is a sound purchase." —paperplanes.ca
"A delightful tome for tired tots designed to introduce the next generation to jazz, America’s classical music." —Kam Williams, Baret News Syndicate
"Flawless production values, an inspired compilation of songs, enhanced with exceptional illustrations." —Susan Bethany, Midwest Book Review
"Perfect for parents who want to introduce their toddlers to the music . . . One can imagine a child treasuring this book from the years when it was read to him, and then gaining a much deeper comprehension of the lyrics after he becomes a reader himself." —Bobby Reed, DownBeat