A brave little seed drifts through the air and lands in a crack in the sidewalk. “I wanna grow!” she sings. A young boy happens by, hears the seed’s song, and nurtures her with shade and water. “My name’s Petunia,” she sings as she blooms. The two become close, but as the season changes, Petunia has to help her friend deal with what comes next. A sweet, jazzy tune, soon to become a children's picture book!
Do you like jug band music, jazz and rock? This EP will delight kids and parents alike with its diverse musical styles about amazing things -- like, how do they make cocoa?; what do I do if I'm nervous about going back to school?; and more!
True to form, Marla's new EP explores many musical styles and wacky subject matter.
"Back to School," a rock tune, deals with conquering back to school anxiety. "Cocoa!" has an African flavor and describes how cocoa is made. For the songs, "Feet, Feet!" and Kalico Kat's Jug Band," Marla brought in The Bluelights, a great jug band from Connecticut. The songs are about the weirdest feet you'll find in the animal kingdom, and the folks that play in a jug band, respectively. "Jammin" is a jazz tune that'll get the entire family up and swingin! Finally, "Everybody's Irish on St Patrick's Day" will transport you to the front row at a Saint Patrick's Day parade.
Children’s music legends Pete Seeger and Jessica Harper love this CD and so will you! You’ll find Dixieland, Pop, Rock, Blues, jazz, country and more, plus top notch vocals on this Parents' Choice, Children's Music Web and NAPPA Gold Award winner.
"A passle of original kid-friendly songs sung by Marla Lewis in a potpourri of musical styles on wide-ranging subjects-from a Dixieland celebration down South and a Chinese New Year parade to a homesick space traveler, a teacher's cautionary tale about the dangers of running in the hall and a lesson in compassion ("Homeless Man"). The pop/bossa nova-style "Round and Round" is especially nice." --Lynne Heffley, Parents' Choice
"We All Laugh in the Same Language" is a multi Award Winning CD. Honors include:
Marla says: I've performed my original programs in schools, libraries, and parks in all five boroughs of New York City, as well as in Long Island and Westchester County for the past 20 years. I love what I do and I hope you do too!
Thanks for your support,
PS - TEACHERS, please urge your school (or your entire District!) to take advantage of my 30% discount offered on this page. Being a teacher myself, I am doing my best to keep music in our schools. Thank you for your support!
Kids and parents will revel in the sounds of Brazilian, African, Cuban, big band, classical, country and more!. A must have for Jessica Harper fans. Winner of Parents' Choice Gold.
"Marla Lewis is one of the best creators of Childrens music in America today. Her songs are irresistibly entertaining and intelligent, filled with a warm wit and happy heart. Choose any of her excellent CD's --you will discover something wonderful." -- Steve Cahill / President, Songwriters Resource Network
"This is a very well produced children's CD featuring truly rich vocals to go along with a lovely assortment of tunes and styles. The influences and rhythms span the cultural globe from Brazilian, African and Cuban sounds, to big band, classical and country music. The song "Mighty Jackie (The Strikeout Queen)" is sure to be a breakout hit in your car." – The National Parenting Center
Each song is its own adventure movie. You can step into the rain forest and check out the wildlife; meet the hippo and tortoise who became lifelong friends in Kenya; watch Jackie Mitchell, a small 17 year old girl, strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition baseball game (true story!); witness a little girl and her friends bravely stare down a bully....and more. Do you like to talk to plants? Do you have weird dreams? Do you wish you could fly? Do you love Halloween? It's all in here!
One last thing: The song "Leap of Faith" also appears on the Grammy winning CD, "All About Bullies...Big and Small," which won Best Children's Recording in 2011.
Listen and enjoy!