Review and giveaway: “Dreams Are Made for Children: Classic Jazz Lullabies,” from The Secret Mountain

October 5, 2015

UPDATE: The winner is #9, Sara F. Thanks to all who entered!

The Secret Mountain – a publisher of high-quality books, e-books, and apps for children in French and English -has just released a new book/CD combo called Dreams Are Made for Children: Classic Jazz Lullabies. We recently had the chance to review this book and CD, and truly enjoyed both! Here’s the official info from the publisher:

Sometimes, a little jazz is all a baby needs for a good night’s rest!  Adding to their growing catalog of award-winning storybooks with CDs for children, The Secret Mountain will release Dreams Are Made for Children on October 1. The enclosed 35 minute album features twelve popular standards from the golden age of jazz recorded by singing legends Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan and Chet Baker, amongst others. The music was selected by Misja Fitzgerald Michel, a Paris-based jazz musician, and noted children’s illustrator Ilya Green created the colorful images in the 36-page hardcover book.

You can listen to Ella Fitzgerald sing the title song below:

This book is full of wonderful songs to share with your children. My girls really enjoy listening to it as they’re getting ready for bed. I think our favorite song might be “Goodnight My Love,” sung by Sarah Vaughan, but it’s so hard to choose! We have long been fans of Ella Fitgerald & Louis Armstrong in my house, and it was fun to introduce my girls to some other talented artists. Here’s the full song list:

  1. Lullaby of Birdland / Sarah Vaughan
  2. Lullaby in Blue / Debbie Reynolds And Eddie Fisher
  3. Dreams Are Made for Children / Ella Fitzgerald
  4. My Sleepy Head (Go to Sleep) / Nat King Cole
  5. Over the Rainbow / Judy Garland
  6. Goodnight My Love / Sarah Vaughan
  7. My Funny Valentine / Chet Baker
  8. Hit the Road to Dreamland / Mel Tormé
  9. Summertime / Peggy Lee
  10. Looking for a Boy / Chris Connor
  11. God Bless the Child / Billie Holiday
  12. Brahms’ Lullaby / Frank Sinatra

You can purchase this delightful hardcover book/CD here for $16.95.

Would you like to win your own copy of Dreams Are Made for Children from The Secret Mountain? Here’s how to enter to win:

Required Entry:

To enter to win, just leave a comment below letting me know who in your family would like this book/CD: You? Your children?

That’s it! (If you’re reading this on Facebook/Twitter make sure you’re leaving your comment on the thriftychristy.com website.)

Additional Optional Entries:

You can do each of the following things for an additional entry in the giveaway. You can only do each of these once, for a possible total of 5 entries.

Please leave a separate comment for each method of entry. If you only leave one comment then you only have one entry, as each comment is numbered and I randomly choose a number. Make sense?

This giveaway ends at midnight EST on Thursday, October 8. I will choose a winner on Friday, October 9 using random.org and will contact him or her via email.

Thanks to The Secret Mountain for providing the books for this review and giveaway. All opinions in this review are solely my own.

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42 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tara  |  October 5, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    My niece would love this!!

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  • 2. Audra  |  October 5, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    My daughter would love this

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  • 3. Emily  |  October 5, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    I think I would give it as a gift to my new niece.

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  • 4. Kristie  |  October 5, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    My niece and nephew would love this!! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  • 8. sara ferguson  |  October 6, 2015 at 8:49 am

    my girls would loveit!

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  • 11. Marissa S.  |  October 6, 2015 at 9:19 am

    My nephew would love this!!

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  • 12. Wehaf  |  October 6, 2015 at 10:09 am

    I have nieces and nephews who would love this, but I would especially like it for my youngest niece – her parents love jazz.

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  • 13. Loreen Schoelles  |  October 6, 2015 at 10:59 am

    I heard of this new book on a Jazz station out of Toronto (my favorite station, by the way) and was delighted to hear them play the book’s title sound. I have a 19 year old, Jake, who loves Jazz and has been playing since he was in middle school. I, myself love Jazz and also am a true believer in Lullabies. What a wonderful combination.

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  • 14. Jeanine  |  October 6, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    My granddaughters would love this book/CD

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  • 19. Claire  |  October 7, 2015 at 1:22 am

    me

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  • 20. Meghan B  |  October 7, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Would love to win this for my daughter!

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  • 21. Jenny S  |  October 7, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    My best friend is expecting her first girl next month. She is nervous as she already has two boys. I think this would be a special gift.

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  • 24. Miranda  |  October 7, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    My children would love this!

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  • 29. Emi  |  October 7, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    My daughters

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  • 30. Kellie McMillan  |  October 7, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Me and my baby!

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  • 31. Melissa B.  |  October 8, 2015 at 9:56 am

    This would be great for my niece. She’s expecting her first child in February.

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  • 32. Rachel Coleman  |  October 8, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    I would love to read this with my daughter. She is almost two. thanks.

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  • 34. Fiona N  |  October 8, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    I would love to win and read this book for my little one!
    Thank You for the chance

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  • 37. Jenny Stanek  |  October 8, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    My kids would love it!!

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  • 40. kelley roach  |  October 8, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    My niece would love this!!

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  • 41. Amy  |  October 9, 2015 at 3:15 am

    My kids and I will love this.

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  • 42. Susannah  |  October 9, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    My son would love this! <3

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