"Pet Sounds"  Wins Gold & Silver

Gary's latest recording, PET SOUNDS, has won the most prestigious Gold Award for 2005 from NAPPA , National Parenting publications, representing 50 regional parenting publications and online at . The Gold Award recognizes  "Pet Sounds" among the best music, toys, books, and DVDs available for children today. 

"Bristling with immediacy and brilliance, this album offers a pleasing mix of new tunes and classics, written with former partner Bill Shontz," the NAPPA noted in its review.  For the complete review see: .

Gary's Silver Award comes from the Parents' Choice Foundation ,  which in its review hailed his long career as a composer and performer of music for families.

"Kids have been singing and giggling along with children's music stalwart Gary Rosen for decades," the Foundation said, "and this collection of new and renewed songs (many written with Bill Shontz, when the pair gained fames as the 'Rosenshontz' duo) prove that he hasn't lost his comic energy and singalong appeal.  Rosen poses musical questions:  'Does the world get dizzy from turning around?  And what would happen if the sky were the ground?'  On his 'Funny Farm,' dogs say meow and ducks moo; in other tracks, bacteria 'crave some Culture' and Bobo the dog is 'way smarter than his master.'  Rosen packs in some education ('Animal Groups' and 'Opposites') and a lot of heart ('It Takes Two to Make One' and 'The Best That I Can')."