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Jazz Lullabies

If you're a new parent who's singing the bedtime battle blues, I feel your pain. My oldest took forever to go to sleep when he was a baby, and all the tips and tricks recommended by parenting experts amounted to nothing. There is, of course, no magic solution to putting a restless baby to sleep and if you're tired of singing the same lullabies night after night, I have some relief for you. In comes in the shape of a beautiful storybook titled "Dreams Are Made For Children" and it's accompanied by a CD featuring classics by artists like Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Chet Baker, Peggy Lee, and Frank Sinatra. These storybook-CD's are published by The Secret Mountain, an award-winning company based in Montreal. It initially focused on music CDs for children before launching its book-and-music venture. In an interview, Roland Stringer, who founded Secret Mountain, said he noticed the CDs were selling well in book stores. So he conceptualized a product that would bring together musicians, illustrators, storytellers, and songwriters, and his idea has flown off the shelves.

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