Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Review Melissa and the Green Blanket
Melissa and the Green Blanket
Written and told by Julie S. Dobbins
Music by Craig Dobbins
Illustrated by David Moon
This review is based on a review copy provided by Julie S. Dobbins in exchange for review, all reviews being my own opinion without guarantee or assumption of liking or disliking.
Melissa and the Green Blanket is a multi-media package containing an illustrated children’s storybook and a CD/CD-ROM. The disc includes guitar solos, “Melissa” and “Appalachian Lullaby,” by Craig Dobbins, an audio version of Melissa and the Green Blanket narrated by author, Julie S. Dobbins, and a CD-ROM still movie of the delightful illustrations in Melissa and the Green Blanket, again with narration by Julie S. Dobbins and guitar solos by her husband, Craig. As an added bonus, Mr. Dobbins has included a pdf of the music score for both of his original tunes.
This professionally packaged set would make a delightful gift for any young child. Julie’s voice, with her Southern accent, is soft and soothing, and she tells her story in a manner that will keep children attentive. It is the delightful tale of Melissa who adores her green blanket and what happens when it disappears. It’s a theme all children who have had a “blankie” will be able to identify with. The music played by accomplished guitarist, Craig Dobbins, adds to the tale. The illustrations by David Moon are simple, but endearing.
I’m looking forward to sharing this story with my own granddaughter.