Los Angeles, CA, August 19, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- "Aesop's Fables for Today's Kids," the most recent release from Billy Gorilly, has been named a Creative Child Magazine "CD of the Year" award winner. The album, created for early elementary aged children, presents 16 classic tales completely retold in a unique and captivating style. Nationally known children's audio reviewer Kecia Burcham commented on the combination of spoken word and music by saying, "This isn't a typical voice telling the stories – it has great character and the tasteful music, although very understated, ranges from jazz to blues to very imaginative piano."
The Creative Child Magazine Awards are given out each year following an intense two-day organized reviewing event held near Las Vegas, Nevada. Hundreds of reviewers, including moms, music educators, and early education professionals, evaluate thousands of products designed to not only delight and educate children, but also to nurture their innate creativity. Upon completion of the event, all scores are tabulated and comments are reviewed. Based on the scores and comments, certain products are determined to be finalists. Ultimately only one product per category is then named Product of the Year. Writer/Producer John Maellaro, of Flying Kitten Music stated, "It's a great honor to win this award, especially from such a recognized and well respected organization as Creative Child."
The CD "Aesop's Fables for Today's Kids," as well as the other Billy Gorilly discs and educational materials, are the result of a seven year working collaboration between Flying Kitten Music and Kingman Publishing. The combination of creative talent and vision has produced numerous educational and entertaining products for early learners, continuing to fulfill the company’s mission to have all children Sing, Laugh, and Learn. This most recent award is another in a long string of honors, raves, and accolades the product line has received from kids, parents and teachers alike.
In maintaining their solid commitment to giving back to the community, while encouraging kids to take part in the joy of learning, the creators of Billy Gorilly have produced promotional theme songs the past five years for the National Public Libraries Summer Reading Programs. The website, billygorilly.com, also offers free downloadable activity pages, an informational blog, and a series of educational podcasts.
For more information visit BillyGorilly.com.
The award winning CD is available at CDBaby.com, iTunes.com, and Amazon.com.