A story written by nature, Pacha’s Pajamas has an impressive list of endorsements. Van Jones, Julia Butterfly, Vandana Shiva, Mos Def, etc. all give this story positive praise.
Pacha’s Pajamas is an urban fairy tale that centers on a little girl with big dreams. One night, the animals and plants on her new pajamas come alive. Entering her dream as a small gorilla, she comes upon an unlikely group of creatures feeling sad about the state of the world. Nature unites to tell its captivating story at a global festival where species have come together to bring balance to the planet. They build a stadium, half land, half water and powered by electric eels. Fun-filled acts include an insect band called The Beetles, a black-eyed pea rapping for a better world and a beaver named Just-in-Time. At the end of the show, Pacha shares an important message for all of nature and humanity.
An EP also accompanies the book featuring Mos Def and Talib Kweli.
“Come and raise your paws for Mama Earth”
“Butterfly Life” is my favorite tune on the EP. I’m so picky about children’s music, and this is not as cheezy as most kids’ music. I just don’t like pop music, so I am probably not a fair judge.
I think the story has a lot of elements urban children can relate to, followed by fun facts about different species. I especially like the blank dream journal pages at the end.
Disclosure: I was sent free samples of these products to review. No prior assurances were given as to whether the review would be positive or negative.