Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Music Review: Emily Arrow Storytime Singalong

Have you heard of Emily Arrow? She's a new singer who has created her own genre of music she calls Kidlit Tunes. She takes a book (with permission from the authors) and gives it some music. It's a fun story stretcher and another way to enjoy some literature.

Storytime Singalong Volume One is a great disc to listen to on the way to and from the library or on a road trip or just around the house. Emily Arrow has a sweet voice and her songs have lovely mellow sound.

Most of the songs are bookish tunes, but there are some original songs on the disc as well. There is not CD insert because the case is printed cardboard with plastic piece to hold onto the disc. The inside cover lists the song titles as well as credits for each song. There are no song lengths listed on the case, so I'll include them in my blog post. (I typically check Amazon or AllMusic for CD facts.)

You can get a preview of Emily Arrow's songs on her website. She also shares videos on her website as well. Below is the track list and a few notes from me. The italicized tracks were some of my favorites from Storytime Singalong:

Track List --
1. Books! Books! - [:41] - beginning song - storytime opening song
2. The Dot Song (album version) - [2:36] - book by Peter H. Reynolds - art song
3. Louise Loves Art - [2:56] - book by Kelly Light - art song
4. The Curious Garden Song - [3:18] - book by Peter Brown - garden song
5. Are We There, Yeti? Song - [2:03] - book by Ashlyn Anstee - travel song
6. I am Yoga a Song - [2:41] - book by Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - calming song
7. One Day, The End Song - [2:39] - book by Kai Dotlich, illustrated by Fred Koehler
8. I Wish You More Song - [2:36] - book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld
9. Poem in Your Pocket - [3:54] - poetry/rhyming song
10. Peanut to My Butter - [2:26] - friendship song
11. Follow Your Arrow - [2:56] - The woosh at the end is wonderful touch.

Reviewed from a library copy.

Album: Storytime Singalong Volume One
Artist: Emily Arrow
Label: Emily Arrow
Genre: Kindie
Length: 28:46
Release Date: February 2016


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  1. I found Emily Arrow totally by accident when she happened to like one of my photos on Instagram. I love what she's doing with books!

    1. She was a surprise find for me as well! It was through Twitter for me. :) It's great to see authors and musicians working together. She's working on a volume two and I'm looking forward to hearing it.

  2. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge - where I am part of Arlee Bird's A to Z Ambassador Team.
    April is here and I'm excited about it. Best of luck to us both on meeting our goals of posting and hopping to other blogs.
    My blog has a giveaway. There's a bonus a to z challenge each day to encourage people to visit more stops.

    Cool stuff! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks for stopping by J! Have a terrific #AtoZChallenge!


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