"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 Parenthood.com .
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: www.kidzmusic.com/reviews2005ahtm .
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')."