If there was only one songbook for school districts and teachers in daycare and kindergarten rooms, this should be it! The illustrators picture all races and cultures happily sharing the pages. Most excellent: the pictures show 'real' children, not little models. Let's neutralize harsh commercial material thats bombards children with 'what they should look like'! The songs and lyrics are sweet and childlike. It's message is an inspirational to the family and shouts joy from cover to cover.
I find this a good songbook for quality family time! You can sing lullabies to your baby, enjoy the multicultural illustrations with your preschooler, learn new songs with your second grader, and read the chords with your budding guitarist. From singing games to finger play to poetry this songbook has such a wide selection, with a CD to help those of us who can't read music.