ChiIL Mama has something xtra special for you this week...
Yellowgold--Our favorite mellow, yellow space dude is
coming back to Chicago on October 3rd, 11am at Schubas.
And ChiIL Mama is giving away a family-4 pack of
tickets to the show! We are also giving
away Have You Never Been Yellow?, a
charmingly quirky DVD/CD set. Enter to
win through Tuesday midnight. One entry per family per week.
Winners chosen by random number site.
Enter at the end of this post!
The New York Times says "DR. SEUSS meets YELLOW SUBMARINE!" and
quite rightly so. Morgan Taylor, song writer and
illustrator, celebrates the simple, surreal joys of befriending
mustard slugs, punching cheese, and sharing corn with aphids.
Children naturally have a well developed appreciation for the
absurd, but Taylor's whimsical yellow creation will have family
members of all ages laughing at the absurdest lyrics and crazy
creative illustrations. ChiIL Mama saw Gustafer Yellowgold
at Schubas last year and it was a multimedia feast. Check
out our photo filled feature
The live audience skewed young, with preschoolers leading the
pack, and kids topping out around early elementary age. I
must admit, though, my 9 year old son, Du-Jay, loves
the Have You Never Been Yellow DVD.
Morgan Taylor's quirky sense of humor shines through, and Gustafer
and his friends pop off the page and lodge themselves
firmly in your brain. The sheer silliness and
originality of these characters and their antics makes them
appealing to older kids and adults as well as young
According to Newton's law of motion, an object in motion tends to
stay in motion. But parents know a child in motion will soon
need to rest. When it's time to settle down and relax,
Gustafer Yellowgold is the perfect DVD or CD to pop in.
These songs celebrate the importance of having a cozy, secret hide
out like The Bluebird Tree for some alone
time. They celebrate slowing waaay down and taking the time
to love pine cones with Pinecone Lovely,
observe insects, appreciate seasons and Dream In
here for your chance to win either a family-4
pack of tickets to the Schubas show or DVD/CD
set Have You Never Been Yellow?
Bonnie Kenaz-Mara is a writer-photographer-potter-painter-actress-animal wrangler-general creatrix and Mama to two amazing kiddos.
See more of Bonnie's stories here.
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