Tuesday, August 14, 2018




"Sukey is undeniably today's Mister Rogers."
-- Celebrity Parents Magazine

"Molloy has a strong, gentle, kindly voice, which she combines with light instrumentation to a wonderfully soothing effect."
-- Parents' Choice Award review of Sukey Molloy's I Am Sleepy!

With a bevy of awards proudly in hand, beloved children's musician Sukey Molloy puts a big smile on traditional favorites and mixes them with original songs, poetry, and a story for the October 5 release of her fifth album, Five Little Oysters!

October 5 will also see the release of two companion audio picture books by Sukey Molloy: Five Little Oysters! and The Story of Little Flame in the Arctic. Featuring colorful felt art images, these books are designed to be read while listening and singing along to Sukey's songs, courtesy of a song download link provided in each book.

There are certain songs that should be part of the childhood experience for every child. With her new album Five Little Oysters!, Sukey Molloy turns tradition upside down, shining a new light of fun, fun, fun on this classic repertoire with updated lyrics, a seemingly endless flow of irrepressibly humorous sound effects, and many delightful punctuations from the percussion department guaranteed to produce a parade of giggles. All of this hilarity is imbued with the magic of the up-close, cheery, participatory style that has become Sukey's calling card.

Joining Sukey as co-producer of Five Little Oysters! is Grammy-winner Larry Alexander (Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, David Bowie), who has served in this capacity for all five of Sukey's albums. Together they have created a recording for children that will surely set the standard for years to come with its graceful flow from beginning to end and a clean, clear sound that echoes first-rate production values. The musical integrity of the album, the cultural significance of the classic material, and the sweet nuances of Sukey Molloy's original lyrics and melodies present a trio of impeccable assets.

Five Little Oysters! kicks off with "It's Raining, It's Pouring," for which Sukey Molloy has adapted the lyrics to incorporate picture-perfect farm animal sounds and imagery, all set to a delightful Calypso beat. "Do Your Ears Hang Low" presents all of the little-known original verses frolicking in a carnival atmosphere. Whistles, cow moos, shuffling sandpaper blocks, cowbell, triangle, water stick, and bass drum partner with the physiologically absurd lyrics in describing almost every conceivable ear position, location, and characteristic!

Other highlights include Sukey's version of "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" (with a mighty fine fiddling interlude); "I've Been Working on the Railroad," in all its rollicking, fee-fi-fiddley-eye-oh glory; and the all-time grandfather of counting songs, "This Old Man," followed by a remarkably selfless rendition of "Simple Gifts," done here with purity and reverence, just the way it should be. Sukey concludes the album by reading her perfectly enchanting "The Story of Little Flame in the Arctic." Whether singing or speaking, Sukey Molloy's crystal-clear voice imprints a smile on every track of this beautiful album.

Sukey Molloy's award-winning body of work include the albums I Am Sleepy! with Sukey Molloy (2012; Parents' Choice Silver Award, Mom's Choice Gold Award), I Am Happy! with Sukey Molloy (2012; Creative Child CD of the Year Award, Mom's Choice Gold Award, Preferred Choice Award), I Like to Sing! with Sukey Molloy (2007; NAPPA Honors Award), Circle Songs! with Sukey Molloy (2005; Children's Music Web Award, Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award), and two Sukey's Circle! DVDs (2009 and 2010; NAPPA Honors Award, Mom's Choice Gold Award, Preferred Choice Award, NAPPA Rising Star Commendation).

The Five Little Oysters! album will be available at Amazon, iTunes, sukeymolloy.com, and at retail outlets nationwide. The Five Little Oysters! and The Story of Little Flame books will be available at Amazon, Etsy, and sukeymolloy.com.

Album Details: Five Little Oysters!
Label: PlayMove&Sing Inc.
Release Date: October 5, 2018
For ages 1 - 5
SRP: $9.99 CD or digital download
Run Time: 39 minutes

Companion Audio Picture Books:
Five Little Oysters!
Written & illustrated by Sukey Molloy
For ages 2 - 4
SRP: $17
Length: 22 pages
Publisher: PlayMove& Sing Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-5323-8123-2

The Story of Little Flame in the Arctic
Written & illustrated by Sukey Molloy
For ages 2 - 5
SRP: $17
Length: 28 pages
Publisher: PlayMove& Sing Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-5323-8124-9

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