If you are looking for the best songs and stories for children,
let the words and music of A Gentle Wind surround you with wonder and magic....
Creative Child 2009 CD of the Year Award
|Blue Jay Listen
The Three Little Pigs Listen
Daddy Long Legs
I'm Up Listen
Chugga Chugga Choo-Choo
|Feel It, Shake It Listen
The Letter Game Listen
Me and Froggie Are Friends
Give Someone A Smile
Busy Little Honey Bee
Rainbow of Feelings
|Gentle, often clever lyrics and soft
music mark each piece, and Strausman's lyrical voice has a soothing quiet. Song
themes range from insects to frogs and trucks to weather. Children will dance
spontaneously to the solid rhythms or follow such suggested activities as stretching to
greet the day ("I'm Up") or guessing what's in the bag ("Feel It, Shake
It"). Infectious and entertaining, this is a pleasing collection for school,
public-library, and home...
- Lolly Gepson, Booklist (American Library Assosication)
soothing vocals and assured guitar playing shine through on this album of original,
playful tues aimed at very young children....Whether they're playing along or simply
listening, youngsters will be throughly entertained by Strausman's winning approach to
positive family fun.
From lively songs about animals to warm reassuring songs about childhood's everyday concerns, Paul's songs are about the things kids really think about.
With influences from folk to classical, to jazz and rock and roll, his gentle style and warm positive outlook have inspired fans of all ages. Most importantly, a respect for children - especially the pre-school through the early elementary aged set - shines through.
Paul's four recordings have won numerous major awards and received glowing national reviews. But perhaps the most important "reviews" of all come from the children themselves, who have written to us here at A Gentle Wind to tell us how much they love Paul's music.
Youngest Years | Preschool-Early Elementary | Loving Values | Stories | Tickle Your Funny Bone | Listed By Title/Artist