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School Library Journal

“Canadian Debbie Carroll’s latest recording is true to its title.  Borrowing themes from nature and family, each song is presented professionally with accompaniment on instruments such as the mandolin, Celtic harp, fiddle, and hurdy-gurdy that enhances the pieces.  Her mature voice on the 19 tracks provides a calmness to each song.  Among the guest performers are David Francey and Sharlene Wallace.  Both traditional and original songs are included;  liner notes give a short background about the inspiration for the lyrics.  Among the action songs, fingerplays, and lullabies are “Jack Jingle,” “Which is the Way the Wind Blows?,” “Train is a-Comin’,” “Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley,” “Sailing,” and others.  The CD includes PDF files with the lyrics and actions to the songs.  AN ESSENTIAL PURCHASE FOR GENERAL LISTENING AND PRESCOOL COLLECTIONS.” Kirsten Martindale, formerly Menomonie Public Library, WI (caps D.C.) – for the School Library Journal, October 2008