Elodie Nouhen is a children s album illustrator and the illustrator of the award-winning "Songs from the Baobab." She studied at the Ecole Superieure d arts graphiques Penninghen in Paris. David Pastor is a horn player and the founder and artistic director of the Ensemble Agora, a wind and harp ensemble based in Lyon, France, that has released several critically acclaimed book-CDs for children."
"With its flawless production values, "Sleep Softly"is very highly
recommended for family, day care center, and community library
collections." James Cox, "Children's Bookwatch""
"The Secret Mountain introduces "Sleep Softly: Classical Lullabies by Brahms, Schubert, Satie, Debussy..." as part of its book-and-CD series. The hardbound book features whimsical, dream-like illustrations by Elodie Nouhen and brief explanatory notes describing how the song was composed and how it was arranged for the recording. The accompanying CD was recorded in France with the quintet Ensemble Agora. It features 16 soft and sweet songs and visuals, totaling 34 relaxing minutes that will send everyone in the family off to dreamland. Pieces include the gently rocking rhythm of Offenbach s 'Barcarolle' and the most famous track in the CD, Brahms 'Wiengenlied, ' which translates as 'the lullaby song.' toybook.com"
"Absolutely gorgeous and perfect for bedtime." frugalmomeh.com"
"In its chief task, of calming and reassuring the child (and, to some extent, the parent), "Sleep Softly "succeeds -- everything else is just bonus." zooglobble.com"
"You can t help but fall into a soothing trance and get heavy eyes while listening, as the tunes quietly whisk you away to sleep." Brandi, yeewittlethings.com"
"We very often need to take it down a million notches, and "Sleep Softly "is the perfect album for just that." Jenn Hardy, mamanaturale.ca"
"It s a lovely gift for self, family or friend. And a beautiful addition to any library or community collection." Kristen Heimerl, childrenswritersguild.com"