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Mary, Did You Know? / I'm Already There / In My Daughter's Eyes / Grandpa, Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days / I Hope You Dance / I Can Only Imagine CD/Storybooks Review by Lisa Barthuly

Brighter Minds Media, Inc.
600 Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Suite D
Worthington, OH 43085

Little Melody Press, a division of Brighter Minds Media, has put some very popular songs from mainstream country/gospel music artists on compact discs and put the lyrics into beautifully illustrated storybooks. These books/CDs are unique and special! All of the books have full lyrics in the back and a special presentation page at the front, perfect for giving as a gift to someone special.

"Mary, Did You Know?" is a beautiful song about Jesus' mother, Mary, performed by Wynonna Judd & Kenny Rogers. How could it be that her baby boy would be Savior to the world! This amazingly touching song is brought to life in this storybook for children and adults alike. The book includes beautiful illustrations by Denny Bond.

"I'm Already There" is a lovely song performed by Lonestar. It is about families that are apart but are really always together at heart. Full-color illustrations are by Denny Bond.

"In My Daughter's Eyes" is a song that makes me cry every time I hear it! Performed by Martina McBride, this song tells of a mother's dreams for her daughters and how daughters touch our souls. Illustrated in full color by Lela Dowling, this one is beautiful for the eyes and ears!

"Grandpa, Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days," a classic tune by the Judds, tells the story of grandchildren questioning their grandpa about days gone by. Illustrated by Carlotta Tormey, this book brings a favorite song to life. A classic!

"I Hope You Dance" is a beautiful tune performed by Lee Ann Womack. It tells of a parent's dreams for her children. A tear jerker for sure! My girls love this one and promptly took it to their room. I found them dancing together, playing it over and over!

"I Can Only Imagine," a song of our Savior and meeting Him, is a favorite performed by Jeff Carson. My husband and I were about to wrestle over this one!

Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel? Will I dance for you, Jesus, or in awe of You be still? Will I stand in Your presence, or to my knees will I fall? Will I sing Hallelujah; will I be able to speak at all?

Since the disc is not in the book as I write this, I'm just guessing it's with my husband in his truck. Wonderful, beautiful song!

These are lovely, timeless songs on disc and in storybook form. The books are approximately 5"x7" and are almost like board books. What a special gift they'd make for someone who loves music! Or they could just be touching stories to enjoy as a family. I absolutely recommend these!

Product review by Lisa Barthuly, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, October 2006