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Tracy Newman’s I Can Swing Forever
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Stevanne Auerbach -- Dr. Toy's Guide Stevanne Auerbach -- Dr. Toy's Guide
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Dateline: San Francisco , CA
Sunday, September 13, 2015

 

Singer/songwriter Tracy Newman’s children’s album, I Can Swing Forever, has been named one of Dr. Toy’s Best Classic Toys of 2015. The CD is packaged with a sing-along coloring book (designed and illustrated by Tracy’s daughter, artist Charlotte Dean) The CD/Book combo is perfect for your summer vacation trip, whether you’re driving, flying or simply staycationing!

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I Can Swing Forever contains 18 tracks ranging from breezy, fun-filled tunes to dreamy heart-felt lullabies. The sing-along coloring book engages children while they listen to the songs, without the use of over-stimulating electronics or social media. The pictures are reminiscent of classic illustrations that are also fun to color. Keep one in the car and another ready to pack on your next vacation/long car trip. Parents and guardians who are developing a bedtime routine will find I Can Swing Forever a helpful tool.

xThe mother/daughter collaboration began decades ago. When Charlotte was little it was hard to get her to go to sleep, so Tracy sang to her every night. Some nights Tracy was too tired for the whole routine, and she would have appreciated an album that worked as well as live singing – playful songs subtly drifting into sleepy songs. There didn’t seem to be one out there. So, over time, Tracy wrote and gathered her own combination of songs to sing to Charlotte that worked every time. Charlotte would be actively engaged and then fall asleep, never knowing what hit her. I Can Swing Forever is made up of those same songs in the same order that worked so well with Charlotte.

Tracy is an Emmy Award winning TV writer. She wrote on many comedy shows, including Cheers, The Nannyand The Drew Carey Show. She co-wrote the groundbreaking “coming out” episode of Ellen (her Emmy win) and co-created the long-running ABC series, According to Jim. Charlotte is an artist and the author of the My Crazy Baby Brother books. She recently wrote a 90-minute comedy show called Charlotte’s Shorts, which featured members and alumni of the famous Groundlings comedy troupe (of which Tracy is a founding member).

Photo credits: Charlotte Dean with her illustration for “Piccolo Mini” from the coloring book, Tracy Newman singing with young Gracie at the Thousand Oaks Library show May 16, 2015. Event was part of the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” national reading program. Photo credit: Liza Cranis

For more information on Tracy Newman and Charlotte Dean, visit their websites at tracynewman.com and charlottedean.com

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