Award-Winning CD, Rufus the Unicorn and Other Upside Down Fairytale Songs
A labor of love several years in the making, Rufus the Unicorn and Other Upside DownFairytale Songs is a a collection of catchy original songs inspired by meaningful and enlightening conversations with children I know and love. The CD has received a Parents' Choice Recommended Award from the highly regarded Parents' Choice Foundation, a 2017 National Parenting Products Award and a 2017 CD of the Year Award in the Musical CDs for Kids category from Creative Child Magazine.
"Kids and their parents will love the funny and sweet music by Auntie Kayte,"says NAPPA Director Elena Epstein. "We especially like her appreciation of everyone's uniqueness -- a theme that runs throughout the album."
"This tuneful, child-respecting CD marks the delightful album debut of singer-songwriter Auntie Kayte, aka writer-photographer Kayte Deioma. With her light, musical vocals, the engaging manner of a favorite kindergarten teacher, and a deft knack for crafting singalong lyrics and melodies, Deioma brings a fresh perspective to expected content..." Lynne Heffley, Parent's Choice Foundation
Auntie Kayte songs give a unique spin to classic storybook characters and introduce you to smart princesses, responsible cowboys, pirates with families, and an identity-challenged unicorn. The songs are joyfully entertaining and open up opportunities for discussions with your kids on a variety of subjects from appropriate consequences for bad behavior (or good behavior) to being happy with who you are, to getting along with people who are different from you. We learn to start the day in a good mood, practice the art of saying I'm Sorry, discover the value of a rainy day in Blow Away the Rain, learn some funny Good Old Words and laugh ourselves healthy and happy with Giggly You and Me.
The lyric section of this website includes conversation notes for each song.
Digital Downloads: You can buy, and immediately download, the full CD by clicking the blue button on the bottom of the music player below. (Note: Purchasing individual tracks is currently disabled. DO NOT CLICK THE BLUE BUTTON FOR PHYDICAL CDS. ). You can also download the CD from CDBaby, Songs4Teaching, Amazon or iTunes.
Physical CDs: CDs are available to ship now! You can order the physical CD with lyric booklet directly from this website for $13.97 (plus shipping and CA sales tax if you live in CA), which is $1 off the retail price of $14.97 (also available from CDBaby, or Amazon for full price). There are additional discounts for multiple purchases. Just choose the number of CDs you want from the QUANTITY dropdown menu below (right above the gold button) BEFORE you click the gold Pre-Order button here, which will add your order to a PayPal shopping cart for easy check out (leave the quantity in the cart as 1 if you have chosen a multi-package from the dropdown menu. If you select your quantity in the cart, you'll get the $1 off per CD, but not the multi discount.):
NOTE for Physical CDs: The shipping discount on orders for multiple CDs applies to CDs going to one address. If you would like to order a different quantity than those listed or order multiple CDs and get the multiple CD discount, but mail to separate addresses, send me an email, so I can set that up for you.
You can download the full DIGITAL CD now, including one bonus track, by clicking the blue button above. You can also download a PDF of the lyrics.
To order the Rufus the Unicorn physical CDs now, click the ORDER button below. DO NOT CLICK THE BLUE BUTTON in the player for a physical CD. Use the button below.
Order Physical CDs HereChoose the number of CDs you want from the QUANTITY dropdown menu below BEFORE you click the gold Pre-Order button here, which will add your order to a PayPal shopping cart for easy check out (leave the quantity in the cart as 1 if you have chosen a multi-package from the dropdown menu. If you select your quantity in the cart, you'll get the $1 off per CD, but not the multi discount.)
If you want to get more Auntie Kayte music recorded faster, you can donate to the CD fund for the next CD via PayPal by clicking the Donate button below. Please include in the comments whether you think the lullaby CD, the toddler CD or the bigger kid CD (5-12) should be next. You can hear and purchase a couple of the lullabies and one of the toddler songs below.