The Ugly Duckling Song and Books
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In honor and support of National Anti-Bullying this month, I am making available my musical version of “The Ugly Duckling” for free.
This new version of the the classic story is from my first children’s album, Mighty Musical Fairy Tales.
As an artist I believe that children are the future. As I look around I see that future at risk. It’s at risk because of the erosion of basic core values that must be brought back into the culture and taught to young children. Values such as tolerance, sharing and forgiveness.
At the center of the “The Ugly Duckling” is a story about bullying, an issue that has become an all too frequent occurrence in our children’s lives; especially online in the form of cyberbullying. Through research we have learned that the best way to combat bullying is to promote empathy, understanding and acceptance at an early age.
Children learn through joy, love, celebration, humor and magic and Music and song unite these elements like no other.
Along with the song “The Ugly Duckling” is a fully illustrated storybook version of the song and suggested activities written for educators and families to share with children. These fun activities are designed to facilitate discussion and develop critical thinking about bullying.
So let’s get together and give our kids a future where every person is accepted, respected and treasured.
The Ugly Duckling, Rapunzel, Pinocchio and other Mighty Musical Fairy Tales™
by Patti Austin and The Mighty FairyTalers
ⓒ 2012-2017 Tarom Entertainment Inc.
The Ugly Duckling, Rapunzel, Pinocchio and other Mighty Musical Fairy Tales™ Performed by Patti Austin, a new children’s music brand, is launching with a kids’ musical album geared for ages 3-7.
The first album consists of the following fairy tales:
- Rap Rap Rapunzel
- Yo Yo Pinocchio
- Lil’ Red Ride n’ the Hood
- Ug, Ug, Ugly Duckling
- The Little Red Hen
It’s an innovative mix of song and storytelling, as the classic tales are re-imagined for a new generation of kids and parents. Grammy winning artist Patti Austin gives each song an upbeat, updated, danceable spin, creating unforgettable characters with zany and lovable personalities. Patti is accompanied, in easy to sing-along choruses, by The Mighty FairyTalers™, a group of very energetic kids.
Grammy winning Creator/Producer Taro Meyer makes each tale a gateway for pure fun and creative expression, but the songs also contain positive social values that allow for multi-purpose, marketing/educational opportunities, such as tie-ins with anti-bullying, or “stay-in-school” campaigns.
The album features arrangements by Emmy winner/Broadway composer Doug Katsaros.
Rapunzel, Pinocchio and other Mighty Musical Fairy Tales™ is the first in the series, and will launch a kids’ brand into live shows, merchandising, books, and TV shows featuring the fairy tales with a twist and focusing on the characters’ stories and adventures.