Yo Gabba Gabba! Music is... Awesome! (Review & Giveaway 11/11)

Yo Gabba Gabba! is one of Lucy's absolute favorite shows to watch. She absolutely loves all the characters, and she can tell me anything that anyone could ever want to know about the show. And her absolute favorite part of Yo Gabba Gabba! is the music. Lucy *loves* to sing and dance, and Yo Gabba Gabba! really gets her moving.

Now, you can bring the music of Yo Gabba Gabba! to your CD player and your MP3 player! Yo Gabba Gabba! has released a brand new album called Music is... Awesome! both on CD and digitally. You'll be singing along with favorites from the show in no time like Party in my Tummy, I Like to Dance, and Get the Sillies Out, along with many, many others! This first-ever Yo Gabba Gabba! CD Release hits shelves nationwide on Oct. 20th, 2009. The CD release is on the heels of the YGG! LIVE tour announcement for YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE: THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY playing in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.

About Yo Gabba Gabba!
Yo Gabba Gabba! premiered in the U.S. on Nickelodeon in August, 2007 and currently ranks as one of the most popular series on television with broad appeal among preschoolers, parents, teens and adults. The award-winning series is created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz and is produced by The Magic Store and W!LDBRAIN. Jon Berrett and Michael Polis are executive producers. It was voted as one of the best new shows on television by TIME magazine, won a BAFTA Award in 2008, was awarded the “Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Television” Award by the Television Critics Association and is a two-time EmmyÒ nominee. You can learn more about by Yo Gabba Gabba! visiting their website: www.yogabbagabba.com

Last week was premier week on Nick Jr. and
Andy Samberg, The Roots and MGMT were among the celeb guests who appeared with the Yo Gabba Gabba! gang during the week of new episodes, which aired Monday, Oct. 12 – Friday, Oct. 16. ( Nick Jr. was formerly named NOGGIN). Additional guest stars appearing throughout the premiere week included hip-hop legend Biz Markie, teaching preschoolers how to beat box in the recurring “Biz’s Beat of the Day” segment, singer/illustrator/composer Mark Mothersbaugh (DEVO) in the recurring “Mark’s Magic Pictures” drawing segment, skateboarder Ray Barbee and musical guests Reeve Oliver, Lady Tigra and Little Ones. Yo Gabba Gabba!, currently shooting its third season, is created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz and is produced by The Magic Store and W!LDBRAIN. The series airs daily at 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick Jr. These episodes will be replayed so you can still catch them if you missed them last week!

Also, Yo Gabba Gabba! has recently gone LIVE! with their Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE: There's a Party in my City Tour. The announcement was such a hit that the first tour SOLD OUT and new shows had to be added! The tour will start in LA, head to NY and then hit Chicago. (This is when I still wish I lived in Chicago! My kids would *love* to go!) Tickets are available on YoGabbaGabbaLive.com and www.ticketmaster.com. (Children under one year of age will be admitted free to sit on a parent’s lap.)
*Recently Added

Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
Saturday, November 14, 2009 11AM and 3PM
*Sunday, November 15, 2009 11AM and 3PM

New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
Saturday, November 21, 2009 11AM – 2PM – *5 PM

Chicago, IL @ Rosemont Theatre
Saturday, December 5, 2009 11AM and 3PM
Our Review of Yo Gabba Gabba!
We recently received a copy of the Music is... Awesome! CD and the Meet My Family DVD to review. Lucy couldn't have been more excited when she saw the Yo Gabba Gabba! goodies in the review pack. The first thing she begged me to do was to put the DVD in. I did, and for the next hour and a half, I watched her jump, dance, sing, and interact with all the characters from Yo Gabba Gabba! Lucy has a very active imagination, and Yo Gabba Gabba is a wonderful tool to help foster her creativity.

After watching the DVD, we popped the CD into the stereo and got ready to groove! Lucy can sing the entire Yo Gabba Gabba! theme song, and she doesn't stop moving the entire time. When the second song came on, she started jumping for joy! It was her favorite song! Party in My Tummy! We sing this song at every meal and at snack time. It's a fun, easy way to get Lucy to eat her food, and encourage her to try new foods. We danced our way through the entire CD - all 21 songs! and then she wanted to do it again! Now, the CD has been uploaded to my iPod so that Lucy can have the songs while we're on the go, and it's also in the car CD player so she can sing along when we're on the road. (I have a feeling this will be the CD of choice for most of the trip to Ohio next week!)

I really do wish we lived in one of the tour cities. Lucy would flip if she got to see the live show! I guess I'll just keep everything crossed that the tour does really, really well and they expand it to more cities. (Ahem, Atlanta would be a great start!)

Want to Try Yo Gabba Gabba! for Yourself?
To Buy: There are lots of Yo Gabba Gabba! products you can buy! The Music is... Awesome! CD can be purchased on Amazon.com (among others) and downloaded from iTunes. You can also purchase the Christmas in Gabba Land Book (another item in the giveaway) and the Meet My Family DVD. And don't forget that you can catch Yo Gabba Gabba! on Nick Jr. every day!

You Can WIN! I've got a copy of the Music is... Awesome CD to giveaway as well as the Christmas in Gabba Land book. (The book features your favorite Yo Gabba Gabba! characters and you can personalize it with your child's picture.)

To Enter:
Leave a comment and tell me which Yo Gabba Gabba! character is your child's favorite.
*Mandatory. If this is not done, you cannot win.

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    Disclaimer: I received a copy of the items listed above from Michelle K. Sisco Public Relations, LLC to get my honest and personal review. The free products have in no way influenced my opinion.
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