This Is Our Time

Ages: 3 and upProducer: Crystal Tree Group


Fictional band Sir Dapp! & the Paw Prints (illustrated as three cartoon canines and a goose), serves up catchy tunes with aspirational and character-building messages. Kids are encouraged to cultivate a positive attitude and “rise above the words that hurt” in “Parachute” (aka “a canopy that is our truth”). In a muscular rock rendition of “KnR Party,” Kindness and Respect are special guests to take home and introduce to all your friends. “Meant to Be” asks listeners to follow their passion (“a future pilot eyes the skies, musicians hear new sounds…”), and words matter in “Manners, Inc.” and “The Real Deal.” Supplying enjoyable vocal star power are Rachel Potter (Broadway, “The X Factor,” country music trio Steel Union) as band member Dollie, and Eli Jacobson, a member of popular a capella group VoicePlay, as Sir Dapp. Creator Jeanne Marie Tidwell, who wrote the lyrics and created a companion app, produced and composed the album with the veteran keyboardist/music technologist known as LOOCH.

Lynne Heffley ©2019 Parents’ Choice

A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper’s first weekly children’s arts and entertainment beat.

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