PARENTS' CHOICE AWARD WINNER!!!!! 'Del Bianco knows how to create and deliver stories that resonate with children and challenges them to think twice. Del Bianco's lessons about self-respect, acceptance and tolerance come from truth, warmth, and just enough self-effacing humor.' PARENTS' CHOICE 'Del Bianco's singing and storytelling will draw children into situations to which they can relate, offering a good jumping off point for discussion. A nice addition to collections that support character education programs.' SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL "MAKE A GOOD CHOICE!" Parents Choice Award winner Lou Del Bianco takes young listeners on an exciting childhood journey through his original songs and stories. Children decide what kinds of choices they would make if they were in Lou's shoes and how those choices reflect their own lives. Woven throughout is a cool rap that reminds young people to 'Make a Good Choice!' This CHARACTER ED CD features the following themes: Respect, Tolerance, Kindness, Peer Pressure, Bullying, Responsibility, Self Control, and Honesty. Teachers K-6...Use the study guide that includes pre and post learning activities for each song and story. Parents...Play it in the car or at home! Reminisce about your own childhood. Share your experiences with your children. "Make a Good Choice!" is educational and fun for the whole family! 'THE MOST EXCITING NEW ARRIVAL ON THE CHILDREN'S SCENE IN YEARS'.......T.V. GUIDE HANDS DOWN THE MOST EXCITING PERFORMER IN THE FIELD'....BILLBOARD Actor, singer and storyteller Lou Del Bianco has been working with children of all ages since 1982. According to the New York Times, Lou's dramatic approach to storytelling 'puts pow into passivity!' The Parents Choice foundation states that 'few performers excel as both storyteller and musician, but Lou Del Bianco is one who does.' Lou's second release, "When I was a Kid' is 'one of the most unique children's albums ever", according to Billboard Magazine. Lou's other releases 'A Little Bit Clumsy', and 'Around the World', have also been honored by Parent's Choice as well as NAPPA, BOOKLIST, CHILD Magazine, Family Fun and a slew of others! Lou's most recent release, 'Lost in School' further chronicles the joys and fears of childhood. Lou has performed all over the country, from the Tastes of Chicago to the Kravis Center to Carnegie Hall. His music video, 'A Little Bit Clumsy', is presently playing on the Learning Channel. He has traveled the Northeast as an artist in residence for 17 years; performed in San Diego at the International Reading Association's annual convention; been a keynote speaker from North Carolina to Massachusetts. 'Stories Alive!" Lou's newest venture, is a local cable television show for children and is now presently in the planning stages! On an educational level, Lou has been an artist-in-residence since 1987 and has worked in many schools alongside teachers to help improve literacy in the classroom. His Kinderart residency (created with his wife, Camille) was honored by New York State as a model program, and his story theater residency has reached thousands of elementary children all over the tri-state area.