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Children's LiteratureBook and CD combos are becoming more and more popular and I think in part due to one of the first books (if not the first) published by Tortuga Press, Jazz Fly (don't have it or know it? Go get it!). I love well-done book/CD combos since combining words and music is so great for our pre-readers (and our readers) and has children memorizing entire books because songs are easy to memorize. Wooleycat's is presented as a children's stage presentation of nursery rhymes, each song (and skit) beginning with the original nursery rhyme and then expanding it. For instance, here is the chorus to Humpty Dumpty-"Pull...yourself together, Humpty! (When you tumble, trip and fall.) Pull...yourself together Humpty! (When you're feeling beat.) Turn your sunny side up and scramble to your feet!" I wish I could convey the toe tapping, finger snapping, spirited award-winning music (this was originally released in 1992 as a CD only) that goes with the text. A hit with all ages. 2003, Tortuga Press, Ages All.
— Sharon Levin