One Little Sound: Fun With Phonics and Numbers, Hap Palmer; Hap-Pal Music Inc.; $14 CD, $10 cassette; 818-885-0200 or www.happalmer.com.
Bunny Hull is a great singer and has worked with the likes of Quincy Jones, David Foster, Baby Face, Ricky Martin and Michael Jackson. She’s won a Grammy Award and has earned more than 20 gold and platinum albums. So what’s she going to do as a follow-up? Make a quality peace-provoking album for children, that’s what!
Peace In Our Land: Children Celebrating Diversity is chock-full of hummable, teachable tunes on peace and diversity. “I wrote Peace In Our Land because I know we can change the world only by changing ourselves,” Hull says. “It starts with us … it starts with the children.” Included with the album is a book featuring the artwork of U.S. Kwanzaa postal-stamp illustrator Synthia Saint James. This album’s heart is in the right place.
• Peace In Our Land: Children Celebrating Diversity, Bunny Hull; Kids Kreative Classics; $10.95 cassette & book; 323-932-0534 or www.brassheartmusic.com.
From United Parenting Publications, 2002.
– John Wood