by Jessika Hepburn, O Happy Day Handmade
What do I love almost as much as books? Music! So I was thrilled to get a chance to review the new Nimbus Publishing board book, Baby’s Lullaby. Not only is it local, adorable, and a great first book for little ones, it was written by one of my favorite Canadian musicians, ECMA winner and Juno nominee, Jill Barber.
If you haven’t had the chance to listen to Jill Barber yet, then I suggest you and your kids check out this video of her on CBC’s Mamma Yamma, singing a kid’s version of her popular song “Oh My My”.
Baby’s Lullaby is based on Barber’s original song “Lay Down” which she wrote for the Nova Scotia Read-to-Me program. This program gives a literacy bag filled with books and a CD, to every baby born in Nova Scotia-including my youngest daughter!As an extra bonus when you purchase the book you receive a code to download a free copy of the song “Lay Down” sung by Jill Barber. Baby’s Lullaby is beautifully illustrated by Nova Scotia artist, HildaRose.
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***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED THE WINNER IS COMMENT #6 FROM VANILLABEAN***
OOohhh.. my favourite lullaby!
Ok, It’s very non-traditional, but my father sang House of the Rising Sun to us pretty much every night.. I have a huge tattoo interpretation of the song now, and sing it to my son whenever a fussy nursing is going on. ;D
I love Jill Barber & can’t wait to get my grubby hands on this adorable book!
Twitter followed and re-tweeted your post about nimbus and the giveaway!
I heard Jill on CBC talking about this! Totally loved hearing her read it!
My favourite lullaby is “Golden Slumbers” by the Beatles. When I was a kid we used to get tapes from our Nanna who lived in England and on one of them she sang that song. I sing it to my Bean when she can’t sleep.
Facebook fanned! <3
following on twitter and tweeted the giveaway
Favorite lullabies? Two I sung to Eliana in utero and still sing today. “MLK” by U2 and “Once Upon A Dream” from Sleeping Beauty.
Became a facebook fan!
following on twitter, and i tweeted about it… bonus!
The link for the song won’t stream if you live outside of Canada. 🙁 I would love to hear it though. I am a new Mom and I don’t know many lullabies…I end up singing “Twinkle Twinkle little star” at night. I could really use some help in the lullaby department! 🙂
If you live in the states (or Canada) you can watch Jill Barber singing Lay Down at a local library on Youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NqwOltoIeA
My favourite was always “Fait Dodo” sung by my french Grandmother <3
I’d probably say my favorite lullaby is “Christopher Robin.” I learned it in elementary school and passed it along to my children. It’s a beautiful song.
Ohhhhh…I love Jill Barber! Even though it’s not technically a lullaby, I always sang “You are my Sunshine” to the kids.
My favourite lullaby is Twinkle Twinkle. It seems to calm the babies instantly and I love the extended version that I heard played recently with other versus I hadnt heard before. Such a nice tune. I cant wait to hear Jill’s new lullaby. It is going to make excellent christmas gifts.
Just saw Jill Barber last night in Lethbridge – great show! Bought the book but unfortunately the download doesn’t work (says “coupon has been used…”) any suggestions anyone on how to get the song or who to contact? Thanks and looking forward to more of her work!
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