Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Recess Monkey: Flying!

On June 21st a fun new children's CD will be released and I was lucky enough to have a listen in advance...Flying by Recess Monkey is sure to be a hit with both you and your little music lovers!  Here is the scoop...

For those who understand how a gravity-defying leap from the couch is mightily enhanced by wearing a bed sheet cape, celebrated independent children’s recording group Recess Monkey offers a superhero-inspired collection of music on their seventh studio CD, FLYING! (Monkey Mama, $14.99, for ages 3 – 8, run time 47 minutes. Release date: June 21, 2011.). 

Superheroes usually populate a world of make-believe, but most of the songs on FLYING! are firmly grounded in the everyday, real-life experiences of Recess Monkey as teachers, parents, and (former) kids and graced with the knowledge that an ordinary person can, indeed, transform into a superhero. Think Wonder Woman re-imagined as a five-year-old playground dynamo covered in band-aids, Superman as a “Superkid” who bravely tells the truth and stands up for what's right, or a tribute to one of the greatest superheroes of all time: Grandma!


The three members of Recess Monkey are teachers who met while working at the same Seattle school and shared a genuine enthusiasm for a grad school project that morphed into their 2005 debut release Welcome to Recess Monkey Town. This was followed by another popular (and zoologically correct) hit, Aminal House.  The teachers — Jack Forman, Daron Henry, and Drew Holloway — made history with their next release, Wonderstuff, the first double CD children’s album produced from material generated at a kids’ summer camp workshop. Likewise, 2008’s Tabby Road, 2009’s Field Trip, and 2010’s The Final Funktier each came from real life children’s experiences.  


This CD is great! The lyrics are fun, imaginative and empowering and completely danceable. A&W are big fans and even Baby R likes to groove to this one. Recess Monkey is also one of those bands who are even listenable for parents which makes car trips much more manageable!  The messages given are great too...I loved "Bravest Kid in the World" which is about doing the right thing and "Your Favorite Book" which is an ode to reading.  The musicians of Recess Monkey obviously know, love and respect children and it shows in their music!  You can pre-order Flying today or check out Recess Monkey's other CD's by clicking here.

Recess Monkey is giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of their upcoming release Flying!  Here is how to enter...

Mandatory Entry: Visit Recess Monkey's website and leave a comment telling me something you learned about this fun band.  You must complete this entry for all others to count.

For Extra Entries:
1.  Follow this blog= 1 entry
2.  Like Reviewed By Mom on Facebook and tell them I said hello =1 entry
3.  Like Recess Monkey on Facebook= 1 entry
4.  Enter one of my other giveaways & let me know you have done so = 1 entry per other giveaway entered.
5.  Follow Reviewed By Mom on Twitter = 1 entry
6.  Blog, Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway & let me know where to find it (you may do each once per day) = 1 entry per each
7.  Put my button on your blog or web page and leave a link so I can find it = 1 entry

Please leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to include your e-mail.  Contest is open to US & residents and will end on June 12th.    The lucky winner will be announced by e-mail on June 13th and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen .  Good Luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with a copy of the above CD for purpose of review.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

70 comments:

Angelica said...

I learned that they are a band of three guys and they are all teachers!

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lisa said...

It's a band of 3 teachers!

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I think it is great that they have the lyrics on their web site...who don't love to sing a long

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mjfitton said...

I learned that one of the bandmembers likes "faux meat."

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Shannon said...

I learned they are all teachers and they are putting out their 6th album!

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I learned their CD release show is on June 18.

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I entered Kidtoons Thomas Prize

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Alice H said...

They have a great site! I loved the 2008 tour blog they set up - funny pictures and great info. Day 1 in Mondae, Eastern Washington was super funny. Thanks! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

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Family in Fast Forward said...

I learned that they are a band, have never heard of this group! The lyrics look really fun!

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Giveaway Rae said...

I learned that Recess Monkey is based out of Seattle WA. Thanks for the chance to win!


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I'm following via GFC. :o)


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I'm a facebook fan and posted on the wall. (Rachel E.E.M.):o)


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Hifam said...

I went to their website and read the lyrics to their songs and thought they were really fun. I learned that this is their 7th album.
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