2004 Parents' Choice Award Winner for this CD, and now Best Recording for young children AND Best Song - 'Black Bat Farm' from the Children's Music Web! Carole Peterson has been the Pied Piper of children's music in Chicago for the past 15 years. Her concerts have everyone singing, jumping and wiggling...and smiling til it hurts! Her clean sound and age-appropriate tempos are easily understood by even the smallest child, encouraging everyone to sing along and dance along. 'Miss Carole' speaks directly to the kids - and we hear the kids talk back to her! A pre-school teacher writes: 'When you sing, magic happens with my class! Your directions are easy to follow, your voice is so clear - the kids always sing with you. Their favorite is 'The Black Bat Farm' - it's spooky without being scary. Thank you for H.U.M.' A music teacher agrees, 'The orchestrations are creative and engaging without being too complex for young listeners. The singing parts are in just the right range for young singers. The children never get bored, as each new song is a completely new sound and activity. And the songs do not treat the children like babies - kids know this is for them!' Carole's study of current brain research shows in the educational values reflected in her music. Carole says, 'All styles of learners benefit from music exposure - add movement and they retain even more.' Be a pirate, float a snowflake, quack and waddle like ducks in the rain. This recording is fun for the whole family! Lyrics and prop-list included!