You Are You!

Ages: 2 and upProducer: Sylvie Simon


This is singer-songwriter Sylvie Simhon’s debut album and here’s hoping there will be more to come. With her sweet and sunny vocals and deft musicality, Simhon creates a world of play and imagination where the blue sky and shining sun invite wide awake dreaming (“A Brand New Day”), where “We Go Together” (“Like boots and puddles ? Cheeks and freckles”), listeners can imagine being a bumble bee, a tambourine, a crocodile, and a cloudy sky in “If I Were;” and all the hues of nature are waiting for an appreciative eye in “Colors.” Simhon has touchingly set to music the poem “My Little Doll” by 19th century poet Charles Kingsley, crafted a hug of a song out of the Dr. Seuss quote, “Today You Are You,” and includes a tender rendition of the 1930’s pop song, “Dream a Little Dream of Me.” The CD is packaged with lyrics designed as a picture book, charmingly illustrated by Tania de Regil in the style of a child’s drawings.

Lynne Heffley ©2018 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.