This Is Our Time by Sir Dapp & the Paw Prints
Sir Dapp & the Paw Prints kind of snuck up on our testers who had never heard of either them or the brand. What they soon discovered was that this is not your regular kid’s music CD. The music is very well-produced and catchy. The singers actually have a real talent, beautiful, soft and pleasant adult voices, and parents told us that they were reluctant to turn the music off even after they arrived at their destination (yes, most testers listen to CD’s these days in their cars). They described the CD as surprising and refreshing, not at all what they were expecting based on the cartoon illustration on the cover. But it was the quality of the songs and the messages they convey that really resonated with testers. Songs about friendship, kindness, respect, and changing moods, which are all great topics to discuss with children. There is a website where the characters of Sir Dapp! come to life. There’s the lead, a lovable, rapping Schnauzer and his crew which includes The Dollie, another dog, Duff, a puppy, and Grumpy Gertrude, a goose who offers the chance for kids to explore both sides of doing right and wrong. Being able to access more information online, allowed testers to explore more than just the music, and it nicely expanded the universe of the characters.