Check out what's going on in your local daycare! That's the moral of this story. But first I need to say that the original publication of SONGS FROM THE BOABAB came out in France ten years ago and was an instant hit 100 000+ copies sold. I could see that the book/cd was getting positive press and winning some of the most prestigious book prizes and so I bought a copy while in Paris. I arrived home in Montreal that Friday, just in time to pick up our daughter at daycare. As I walked in, I noticed there was African music playing in the background... and shortly after, one of the staffers bolted straight towards me, waving the Baobab album, asking if I knew about it. A friend of his from Lyon had recently sent him a copy. He proceeded in pitching me the project saying the kids love it and that he had been playing it all week.
On our way home, I began thinking about whom I needed to contact in France the following week. God I miss that daycare!
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Publisher, Secret Mountain
Songs from the Boabab / Chantal Grosleziat / Secret Mountain
Price: $16.95 / ISBN: 978-2923163796 / Published: October, 2011
Ages 3-8 / Picture Book Anthology with CD