Music for the next generation

Mommy CD - School Library Journal 01/08:
The brainchild of award-winning Dutch composer Raimond Lap, this new entry in the series features songs with lyrics (in English), sung by a man with a lovely, soothing voice. These 10 original songs are written in a slow contemporary pop style, with excellent instrumental accompaniment provided by piano, xylophone, woodwinds, brass and bass. In addition, listeners can hear baby voices, squeaky toys, ocean waves and chirping birds. The songs celebrate motherhood, mother's relationship with baby, and the sharing of nature experiences. According to Lap, the shared experience of listening to music is an essential part of a musical education. Parents and babies will appreciate these soft, slow melodies. Librarians may also be able to use the music in lapsit story time sessions.