What People are Saying

I have been practicing Blue Whale and finally sang it with my classes today. It is sooo beautiful. You could hear a pin drop. And that cello takes my breath away. Thank you for this beautiful song.
Gari Stein
Music for Little Folk
Ann Arbor, Michigan

My preschoolers are totally in love with the Triangle Lullaby these days, as am I!
Bonnie Lockhart
Songs and Music Games from Around the World
Oakland, Ca

I just got 2 more of your cds! It's my favorite go-to-gift for the mamas in my life!
Anya Pierce
Chicago, IL

Thanks for coming to visit our preschool. We absolutely loved it. The kids have been loving The Pumpkin Patch. It's really incredible how its added to their interest when singing with the book. They have been really enjoying The Triangle Lullaby song on the CD and they will have a surprise in a week or two when I bring out the book. It's really enhanced our curriculum.
Scott Kepnes
Lemberg Children's Center
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA

We're Friends" is a great cd. My Toddler 2/3's think "Run Little Snowman" is a hoot! After just one hearing, a child asked, "Run No-man?" very expectantly the next day! THEY LOVE IT! This week I added "Let's Make Snowmen" with the book - and the classroom teachers remarked how wonderfully simple and engaging it was. The children began to sway as the song went on, and were singing by the third verse. ANOTHER HIT!!!
"Miss Carole" (Peterson) Stephens
Macaroni Soup!

Hi Fran, I am so glad I went yesterday to the Children's Music Network! I love your book and song, Let's Make Snowmen.
Nancy O'Connell
Children's Librarian
Schaumburg Township District Library

We are totally enjoying your CD at home. Tate is learning many of the songs and our favorites so far (subject to change tomorrow) are Run little snowmen and Noah the farmer. What fun we've had today singing.
Lynn Markhem

I wanted to let you know that this has been Pumpkin Week in story time, and the kids LOVE your book and song! Yesterday when I showed them the book, one girl pointed to the cover and said, "I've been there!" The kids sang "pumpkins everywhere" as their part of the song. It is a big hit, and will be a perennial.
Connie Purcell
Fremont Public Library
Fremont, Illinois

Jayce's book choice each night for about the last two weeks has been the triangle book and song! :)
Sarah Oksuita

Just wanted to let you know how much the kids and teachers enjoyed your pumpkin patch book and song. It was a big hit! Teachers commented on how nice the song went with the beautiful pictures. It also led to a good discussion about picking pumpkins.
Sue Nierman
Christ Lutheran Preschool
Vernon Hills, Illinois

I used Fran's book and CD of Let's Make Snowmen for storytime for 3-5 year olds. What a treat! I was especially pleased with the speed of the music. The children and I were able to follow along with some fun actions as we listened and picked up the tune. So often a song is fun but it goes too fast for the children to participate. Another Children's staff person went out to Headstart for storytime and played "Let's Make Snowmen" and "Run Little Snowmen" with actions. This saved the day. The children were very antsy, the songs got their attention and they had a fun time! I'm sure we will continue to use her book and CD for many storytimes to come. Thank you!
Ellen Riggenbach Assistant
Youth Services Librarian
Portage County Public Library
Stevens Point, WI