2.04.2010

Look What Came to My House Today!

Can you say 'beautiful'? This is an amazing book. I found it browsing online and decided on a whim to order it. I didn't need it. I have the Primary song book, and several that precede the current one [because I'm old!] But I wanted it. A lot.

It came today and it's even better than I had thought. It's not only got lots of favorite Primary songs in it that are not in the regular Primary book [do note that this is not a Church publication, just a compilation that someone did], like 'Scripture Power', 'Holding Hands Around the World', 'My Eternal Family' and 'If the Savior Stood Beside Me', it also has old favorites like 'Book of Mormon Stories', 'Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree', etc. It also has little write-ups by the authors and composers of those songs, explaining how the song came to be, which I love to read.

And the pictures? Heavenly. By such well-known names as Liz Lemon Swindle, Greg Olsen, Simon Dewey, Del Parson and others -- how do you go wrong? It's a hard-cover, spiral bound book that you can find here.

Anyone who knows me will know that this was a no-brainer for me. Children + music + gospel + heart-touching pictures = something I needed. Check it out. Children too young to read willl love paging through this, looking at the pictures [me too!] and singing the songs. And those old enough to read will enjoy reading the stories behind the songs. And us old people will just love all of it.

Looks like something to add to the family library.

9 comments:

hoLLy said...

i totally am going to order this-sounds wonderful!!!

Jill said...

This looks awesome! I think I might need it, too!

Carrie Page said...

Love the review! I've seen this advertised and wanted to know if it was really as cool as it looked! Thanks!

Mel said...

My sister has this! I love it! So glad you got it. :)

Natalie Scott said...

Oooh, we definitely need this in our house. I'm always wishing for a quick reference to the beautiful songs we sing in primary that are not in the songbook. Thanks Jan!

MiaKatia said...

That book is perfect for you. I got a smile knowing how much you must love it!

100 Percent Cottam said...

ooh, i should get this! looks awesome.

tara said...

oh that looks WONDERFUL jan. Sounds like the perfect compilation:)

Andrea said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!