A rollicking sense of humor makes life more fun. Birthe's clever, witty lyrics to 'A Friendly Talk' will make you smile and chuckle, even laugh out loud. And Beatrix's melodies are an exact match; the music is as amusing as the words. The songs are for children, but the wit and the music will please parents as much as it pleases the children. There is no mushy sentimentality, there is friendly fun and thoughtful love and tender kindness. Birthe grew up in Denmark, and lives in PA with her artist husband. They have three grown children and six young grandchildren. Beatrix is young and single, lives in PA and teaches music to children at a school in Baltimore. They met only a couple of years ago ( through Lauren Burnett, who sings 'Summer Solstice' on the album ), but amazingly, Birthe's words and Beatrix's music combine to make great songs that the whole family, the whole class room will sing forever after, and chuckle as they sing: There is the bragging mouse, the vain elephant, the bad guys with dirty nails; the wonder of the hole in the corner of the garden, the beauty of summer solstice, the catchy refrain of 'Tweet Tarilla' and 'Hear the Robin sing Spring, Spring is coming', and the soothing, lovely, sleepy-making lullaby. No dangers lurk in this lullaby. Mom and Dad are there, and tomorrow is a whole, new day for fun and play. You will not mind when these songs cling to your mind, and you find yourself humming the melodies and singing the words.