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Forest Friends' Nature Club Album

Forest Friends' Nature Club Album

Spring 2016 Music
Ages: Infant - 8 yrs.
Producer: Ginalina Music
CD Price: $9.99

Canadian folksinger/songwriter Gina Lam, aka Ginalina ("Sandcastle Magic"), brings her signature sweet soprano and tender perspective to a walk in the woods, blueberry picking, the life of honeybees, communing with trees, and the magic and science of rainbows. Each song is crafted with an appreciation for family, and a between-the-lines reminder of our connection to nature as human beings on the earth. Some inform ("Shapes Are Everywhere"), some invite a playful skip ("The Sky is Blue"). Others grab your heart. Among these are two stand-outs: "There is a Time for Everything," a soft sway of a song with complementary vocals by Noah Zacharin; and the delicate lullaby, "An Old Saying" ("There's an old saying…./Where there's a baby, there's a mother that sings").

Lynne Heffley   ©2016 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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