Monday, June 14, 2010

“Beautiful Creatures – Children’s songs of Africa by Ed Jordan and Alan Glass Review and Giveaway ~ 3 Winners CLOSED!!

   I was given the opportunity to review the Beautiful Creatures CD electronic version.  The CD has 10 songs on it.  Beautiful Creatures was formed in South Africa in November 2004 by Alan Glass, Ed Jordan and Paul Choritz who felt there was a need for ‘Parent Friendly’ children’s music. Using the best session musicians, actors and singers in the country, Beautiful Creatures prides itself on being uniquely South African with a positive global message.

   The last five years have seen the release of seven Beautiful Creatures albums:
  • BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Ten fun and educational children’s songs of Africa, featuring African Animals
  • MORE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES The classic sing-along hits teaches you all the collective nouns you need to know.
  • EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES The animal hits just keep coming.
  • BEAUTIFUL ME, an album dealing with emotional development for children, tackling issues such as sibling rivalry, anger management, self-confidence and diversity.
  • BEAUTIFUL BEDTIME, songs that take your children through the routine of getting ready for bed. Winding down, bathing, brushing teeth, putting your p-jays on and story time. 
  • BEAUTIFUL CREATURES OF THE SEA, fun sea creature songs that deal with conservation.
  • BEAUTIFUL LULLABIES featuring 10 down tempo songs to get your baby to sleep.
  What Jayden thinks:
   As I was downloading the music Jayden was playing nearby.  The first song came on and began to play and he immediately began to sing along, or make sounds.  The first song, Imvubu the Happiest Hippo, has some sounds that are fun to begin the song.  He loved the beat of the music.  Jayden got up from his coloring and ran over to the computer.  He began to move and dance to the music.  It is safe to say that Jayden LOVED the music on this CD.  Jayden kept asking for more, more, more.

What I think:
  The music definitely has good rhythm.  I couldn't help but move along to the music.  I like the fun names of all the animals, such as Imvubu the Happiest Hippo, Lucas the Lazy Lion, and Wallace the wondrous warthog.  As a teacher I like the alliteration in their names.  The songs on the CD are very upbeat and fun.  The CD begins with more up tempo music and slowly goes to more soothing sounds.  This is great for getting little ones to calm down.  The songs have things to teach children.  Lorenzo the luckiest Lizard teaches about lizards and that you can look, but you shouldn't touch them.  The songs have a combination of Adult and children singing them. 
  So far we have played the music on the computer, but when I find my cord I plan to download the songs onto Jayden's MP3 player and probably my cell phone too.  Then we will have these fun songs to take with us on the go.

You can purchase the CD on their website or you can download songs from itunes. 

The Makers of Beautiful Creatures is offering 3 Arizona Mama readers the chance to get this CD for free!!  The winners will receive the same electronic version of the CD as I did. 

Mandatory entry: Visit Beautiful Creatures and listen to the songs, tell me which song you think you or your child would like best.  I think my favorite is either Imvubu the Happiest Hippo or Zee Bee Dee Bee Dee, they are both fun songs.

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I was provided a free electronic version of the CD to help me in my review process.  I was not compensated in any way.  The thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and was not influenced in any way.  Please put your email address in your comment so I have a way to let you know if you won.  I will give the winners 48 hours to respond to my email.  Thank you to Beautiful Creatures for allowing me to review this CD.

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