Friday, November 21, 2008

Beautiful Books Bedecked with Beats!

Can you tell that I am having an alliterative day today? ; )

I'm also all bouncy and happy, because I have some good news for you all, too!

I just have to share the absolutely luscious books I received from my friends over at Team Mom today, because not only are they gorgeously illustrated, but they come with a little added extra--CD's! These books come from The Secret Mountain, and each book is accompanied by an audio CD that complements the content of the book. So, for example (this is my favorite book title!) A Duck in New York City, a cute story for kids about a prairie duck with a dream to make it big on Broadway, comes with a CD of humorous kids' songs that go along with the funny theme, while Dream Songs, Night Songs: From Belgium to Brazil has an accompanying CD full of lullabies and dreamy songs, each in the native language of one of the countries from the book's title. What's great is that, with that last title, you get the song lyrics in the native language, and then there's the English translation right there on the CD in a downloadable pdf, so Ta DA! you have just learned a song in another language.

I love that The Secret Mountain music goes along with each book's story, and you can actually buy just the CD's by themselves, but then you would be missing out on the illustrations, some of which are over-the-top gorgeous! For example, the picture at the left is from their book entitled Down at the Sea Hotel.

And here's yet another plus: some of the songs from Down at the Sea Hotel are by famous artists you just might be familiar with: ever hear of a guy named Billy Joel? How about Don Henley, Neil Young, or Mary Chapin Carpenter?

I'm so thrilled about these books from the Secret Mountain, and I know you will love them so much, that I am GIVING ONE AWAY! Yes, that's right, another one!

Can anyone stop this mad woman and her giveaways?!

Nope, she's on a roll, folks.

Here's what to do to WIN the fabulously funny book I mentioned above, a Parent's Choice Gold Award Winner, A Duck in New York City:

Head on over to The Secret Mountain, and check out all the offerings from the English Catalogue. Listen to a couple of the song excerpts. Then come back here, and leave a comment with your favorite song on the site. Remember, I want the name of a SONG, not a book, okay? That's all it takes!

For extra entries, you can:

Go to the RESPECT site, and put down Cool Moms Rule! as your source (it's for a good cause!),
Add my badge to your sidebar,
Blog about this post, or Tweet about it if you don't have a blog, or
Subscribe to the Cool Moms Rule! feed.

That's all there is to it! Remember, for each additional entry method you choose, come back here and leave an additional comment, so I can verify and give you your extra entry in the giveaway.

I think this book would make a great Christmas present for someone, too, so I'm going to make sure you get it early enough to wrap, and since I'm sending it media mail, that means we need to make the deadline a bit sooner. So...let's say Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, at midnight, all entries are due. I'll pick a winner over the long weekend.

Good luck, and enjoy The Secret Mountain!

14 comments:

judybrittle said...

I really like the song Mrs. Lumply's Goldfish. That is really cute! Thank you so much!
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judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber
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Shelly said...

I liked Midnight in Missoula from Down at the Sea Hotel

Shelly said...

I am a subscriber

Jeff and Mandee said...

I liked the song Crazy for the Dinosaur, too cute! My daughter would love one of these books!

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Jeff and Mandee said...

I am a subscriber.

mandee220(at)aol(dot)com

Jeff and Mandee said...

I visited give Respect.

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Nad said...

I like the song Séy’a.

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Nad said...

I'm a suscriber. Thanks!

treflea4 at gmail dot com

The Jacobsen Family! said...

LOVE Laundry Bag, but Littlest Duck is cute too.

The Jacobsen Family! said...

Got your badge!

The Jacobsen Family! said...

Went to giverespect.org again... Got another $10 but didn't see where to put you as the source??

Aimee said...

The "Crazy for the Dinosaur with HARRY MANX" is cute!! My son loves dinosaurs so I'm sure he'd get a kick out of that one. :)

Mona said...

Mrs. Lumply's Goldfish!! Awesome!

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