May 25, 2015

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Pick of the Day: Gravity Vacation | Audio

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Gravity Vacation. Performed by Marsha Goodman-Wood. CD. 27:22 min. 2012. ISBN unavail. $12.
PreS-Gr 4
–Goodman-Wood makes quite a splash with her debut album. The nine original songs are a unique blend of science and positive social messages encompassed within toe tapping melodies and sing-along worthy lyrics. This combination allows for numbers such as “Sheep Don’t Wear Shoes,” which teaches about self-confidence and the importance of non-conformity without being the least bit didactic. Science is highlighted in tunes about the make-up of the planet Jupiter (“Why Can’t You Dance on Jupiter?”) and information about penguins (“The Penguin Song”). Also included are songs to guide children through life with messages about the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike, the tastiness of fruits and vegetables, and the ways to keep germs and viruses away. These numbers could easily be incorporated into programs and lesson plans or enjoyed in a family setting. A solid addition to any collection.–Veronica De Fazio, Plainfield Public Library District, IL

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  1. Thanks so much for the kind words! I just wanted to share that the CD is also now available on CD Baby ( and on Amazon/iTunes. Cheers, Marsha