Artist: Alastair Moock
Album: Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World's Bravest Kids
Age Range: 2 through 10
Description: Whew. An album that grew out of the Boston-based singer-songwriter's experience with the leukemia diagnosis of one of his twin 5-year-old daughters, Singing Our Way Through might not be the first album a family thinks of to purchase for their own family, assuming that their family hasn't been struck with a serious disease. And the first couple tracks, "I Am the Light" and "When I Get Bald," deal with cancer head-on. But once you get past that, the songs just deal with tough times and humor in those tough times. (I particularly liked "Have You Ever Been Jealous?," Moock's duet with Rani Arbo, in terms of a clear-eyed perspective from the sibling not given the cancer diagnosis.) Everything else I might say about the album I already said in my NPR review. Stream the album here. Highly recommended for families struggling with a serious disease, and definitely recommended for lots of other families, too.
Note: I received a copy of this album for possible review.