They don't make 'em like they used to. Have a listen to one of the best children's recordings you are likely to hear.
The Children's Record Guild's recording of The Carrot Seed, the tremendous children's book written by Ruth Krauss and illustrated by Crockett Johnson, will have you singing and humming tunes all day long. Orchestrated with a piano, piccolo, bass-clarinet, and viola and sung by great performers, it's a recording that gets in your head and stays there, but happily so.
Here's what Maurice Sendak, who was mentored by Krauss and Johnson, had to say about The Carrot Seed:
"...that perfect picture book, The Carrot Seed (Harper), the granddaddy of all picture books in America, a small revolution of a book that permanently transformed the face of children's book publishing. The Carrot Seed, with not a word or a picture out of place, is dramatic, vivid, precise, concise in every detail. It springs fresh from the real world of children."
Teachers, check here for some lesson plan ideas for The Carrot Seed.