A Child's Book of Lullabies

Book cover: 'A Child's Book of Lullabies'
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This is a songbook of lullabies illustrated with paintings of mothers and babies by American artist Mary Cassatt. The songs are mostly classics such as Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and Now the Day is Over, but you'll also find Cum By Yah. Mary Cassatt was an impressionist from the 19th century and her paintings include lots of baby bottoms and nursing mothers. They are all very sweet, but not necessarily everyone's style. It is sold by Dorling Kindersley with a tape of the lullabies. On one side of the tape is the music with vocalization and the other side is the instrumental version of the same songs. I don't care for the voice, but the tape does help to learn the songs, especially if you don't know how to read music. I think this makes a very nice beginning art and music book, particularly for preschoolers, and could also become a nice part of your bedtime routine.

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