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Beautiful words and CD is included of the song
on September 25, 2012
Jewel is amazing!! This book is essentially the lyrics of a song that is included with the CD on the inside of the book jacket. The words when you read them make you tear up as a first time mom. I think this book's audience is really for the mom and her child as the book shows how much you love your baby. The words are so beautiful and her music--as always--is refreshing and makes you want to listen over and over again to learn the song by heart. The pictures are so expressive in pastels and show different poses of mom with child with the words fluidly curving across the pages.
Jewel is admirable as a singer-songwriter and has taken different career paths with starting out folksy, then popular, then back to her roots, into some country western stuff, and finally into childrens' music with her two albums, Lullaby and The Merry Goes 'Round. Her Sammy the Spider tune is my daughter's absolutely FAVORITE song ever and has prevented us from having to learn any other childrens' tunes. So Jewel's delving into book-writing is really another great avenue of her singer-songwriter abilities.
To share a personal aside, I saw Jewel in 2002 and again in 2008 in D.C. and Fort Worth, TX, respectively. She is hysterical (made my husband--who's a fan of Irish punk rock--laugh out loud many times). Jewel saved my daughter's mental state during a major surgery she needed recently at 7 months of life. So like all naive adoring fans, I feel a connection and feel that I owe the woman quite a bit.
So here's to you, Jewel Kilcher, and thank you for your life-saving talents!!