This new book with CD, published by The Secret Mountain, offers young listeners a musical journey through the different colors of Jennifer Gasoi’s multi-layered and playful jazz-infused music. The colorful picture book, featuring original illustrations by Steve Adams, highlights the history, instruments and unique characteristics of each musical genre along with listening suggestions accompanying each song. Along the way, Gasoi offers readers a chance to create their own sounds, and discover more about the songwriting process itself. Full lyrics are also included in this delightful music-forward title.
The accompanying CD features 12 original songs that meld styles ranging from bluegrass to Dixieland swing, folk to calypso to Cajun and klezmer.
Featured is Gasoi’s GRAMMY Award winning hit “Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well,” and traveling tunes like “Little Blue Car” and “Goin’ on a Trip,” all of them with a positive message underscored in “Bright Side of Life.” Gasoi hopes that readers will be inspired to “express themselves, tap into their own mastery, and embrace their unique gifts.”
Jennifer Gasoi is a GRAMMY and Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner. She is one of Canada’s most acclaimed children’s performers and recording artists, offering upbeat, intelligent jazz and world beat influenced original music with all-ages appeal. In addition to her frequent sold-out performances throughout Canada, she has garnered fans in the United States, Brazil, Israel, Singapore, India, the U.K. and Japan. Steve Adams has collaborated with many publications over the years, such as The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review and The Globe & Mail. He has also illustrated several books for children, including the award-winning picture book The Boy Who Grew Flowers (Barefoot Books). Both live in Montreal.
The Secret Mountain, celebrating 15 years of publishing music-forward children’s storybooks, has released popular titles focusing on classical music, including Amazing Water", Listen to the Birds", Simply Fantastic" (all three by Ana Gerhard) and Sleep Softly". The extensive catalog of award-winning storybook-music CD titles for children includes It’s Raining Cats and Dogs", Songs from the Baobob (African Lullabies)", Dreams Are Made for Children (Classic Jazz Lullabies)", A Duck in New York City" by singer-songwriter Connie Kaldor and Tomorrow Is a Chance To Start Over" (Hilary Grist). The publishing house also has an impressive French-language list and has recently began producing enhanced ebooks for iPad.
Blue And Red Make Purple
By Jennifer Gasoi; Illustrations by Steve Adams
Children’s Picture Book With Music Cd (12 Tracks, 34 Minutes)
Hardcover, 44 Pages, 8” X 8
Ages 5 To 8
Distributed By Independent Publishers Group