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In the Hospital

by Peter Alsop & Bill Harley

This is In The Hospital Book & CD
Genre: Kids/Family: Educational
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1. Intro
Peter Alsop
0:10 $0.99
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2. If It Doesn't Have Me
Bill Harley
4:24 $0.99
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3. A Friend Like Me
Peter Alsop
7:02 $0.99
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4. Peggy the Quadrapus
Bill Harley & Peter Alsop
12:43 $0.99
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5. Let's Face It!
Peter Alsop
4:53 $0.99
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6. My Little Clock
Peter Alsop
2:15 $0.99
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7. Inspection!
Peter Alsop
3:53 $0.99
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8. Samit & the Dragon
Peter Alsop
4:34 $0.99
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9. Needle-Ee, Noodle-Ee
Peter Alsop
3:47 $0.99
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10. New Ground
Peter Alsop
4:30 $0.99
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11. The Castle Dream
Bill Harley
12:51 $0.99
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12. While I'm Sleepin'
Peter Alsop
4:53 $0.99
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13. Take a Step
Peter Alsop
2:24 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Peter and his storytelling buddy Bill Harley find themselves in the hospital together, singing and getting into mischief with the other kids. Comes with a bound book of the complete script with songs, fully annotated for medical professionals and parents by Penny Pefley, R.N., Diane Grimm, R.N., Peter Alsop, Ph.D., and Bill Harley S.T.

HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT
PETER ALSOP & BILL HARLEY "IN THE HOSPITAL"

HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER, Seattle, WA
Diane Grimm, RN, and Penny Pefley, RN Pediatric Nurses
"This tape is a powerful catalyst for talking with patients and their parents about several important issues."

Gerry Cullen, RN Pediatric Nurse Surgical Unit
"My 7 year old 'post op' heart patient listened to the tape and became a totally different person, not so afraid of the hospital."

LET'S FACE IT: FOR PEOPLE WITH FACIAL DISFIGUREMENT, Concord, MA
Betsy Wilson, Ph.D. Director
"Your hospital tape is top notch!"


PARENTS AND KIDS
AASK AMERICA (AID TO ADOPTION OF SPECIAL KIDS), San Francisco, CA
Dorothy and Robert DeBolt, Founders
"This audio cassette taps into all the emotions sick kids share, and becomes a wonderful kind of electronic Teddy Bear for children to hug during those trying times in their young lives."

CAROL PERLMAN, Parent, Cultural Arts Coordinatort
"It is the first material of its kind that honestly and with humor deals with the feelings that a child has being in a hospital."

MICHAEL PERLMAN, First Grader
"I love your hospital tape, because if kids hear it and they have never been in a hospital before, then they get to hear what it's like in a hospital!"

BRENDA WHITFORD, Mother of 5 year old surgery patient
"Jen and her brother would listen to it over and over and just laugh!! It really helped boost spirits!"

TOM NEAL Healthy Kid, Age 13
"If only my little brother hadn't worn the tape out from playing it so much, I might still be listening to it at this moment!"


EDUCATORS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, Reno, NV
Lynn Newhall, RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist
"I plan on using your In The Hospital tape with my senior nursing students next semester."

UNIVERSITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Westwood, CA
Alice Mendoza, Teacher
"I have used this wonderful tape to build a humanities unit for my class of 6 through 8 year olds. Each song and story has an important message presented in a creative, unique and enjoyable manner from which both children and adults can learn."


MEDIA
KUFM, MONTANA PUBLIC RADIO, Missoula, MT
Marcia Dunn, Children's Programming
"After playing your tape, there was an immediate and positive response. Thank you."

CATHY FINK & MARCY MARXER Singer-songwriters, Baltimore, MD
"We're raving about In The Hospital. It's a fine piece of entertainment and a wonderful piece for hospitals!"





HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT
PETER ALSOP & BILL HARLEY "IN THE HOSPITAL"

HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER, Seattle, WA
Diane Grimm, RN, and Penny Pefley, RN Pediatric Nurses
"Heather is a 9-year-old who was in for her ninth surgery. The tape was a powerful catalyst for talking with her and her Mom about several issues (fear of death with anesthesia, loss, etc.) which neither of them felt very comfortable discussing before.
Jason is a 9-year-old in remission from leukemia who has continued to be hospitalized for chronic sinus infections. The first day he got the tape he listened to it four times, thought it was great, and talked his Mom into buying it. He commented specifically about "Inspection", saying "That's just exactly the way it is!", and about the entire section on the oncology ward saying "I remember feeling like that." When a volunteer came to play games with him he asked that the tape be left on, and he told her that she'd like it because it was "really funny."
Joshua was a 9-year-old hospitalized for a ruptured appendix. He had been quiet and withdrawn, no eye contact, and had few visitors. He started responding with the first song and was smiling by the second song. However, when he got to the line in that songs that goes "Sally said that your lips got stuck on that fountain!", we had to turn it off because he started laughing so hard that his stitches began to hurt.
Cathy is a 17-year-old paraplegic on our rehabilitation unit who instantly loved the tape. When asked what her favorite part was, she said " I love the stories, . . . but it all applies!"
Bill McDermott, our 'favorite custodian,' was cleaning in a room where the tape was being played for the children. He came out of the room asking where he could get one, saying he "was laughing so hard that he had to stop mopping the floor!"

Gerry Cullen, RN Pediatric Nurse Surgical Unit
"The tape is wonderful. I took care of a 7 year old 'post op' heart patient who was very quiet and barely talking to parents. After having her listen to the tape she became a totally different person, and not so afraid of the hospital. She has since been back for other problems and she still asks to hear the tape."

LET'S FACE IT: A NETWORK FOR PEOPLE WITH FACIAL DISFIGUREMENT, Concord, MA
Betsy Wilson, Ph.D. Director
"Your hospital tape is top notch. Betty Bednar, borne with a facial tumor and the director of AboutFace in Toronto, just loves it. Her children love it! I played it at our Board of Directors meeting. They ate it up!"


PARENTS AND KIDS

AASK AMERICA (AID TO ADOPTION OF SPECIAL KIDS), San Francisco, CA
Dorothy and Robert DeBolt, Founders
"It is a distinct pleasure to recommend something in which one finds such fabulous sensitivity and talent. We loved the tape! How I wish our many adopted 'physically challenged' children could have had Peter and Bill's tape during the long hours they spent In The Hospital. This audio cassette taps into all the emotions sick kids share, and becomes a wonderful kind of electronic Teddy Bear for children to hug during those trying times in their young lives."

CAROL PERLMAN, Parent
Cultural Arts Coord., E.M.Baker School, Great Neck, NY
"My son, Michael, has been through many hospitalizations and therefore I am always on the lookout for books, films, toys, anything that will help him to play out his feelings about his experiences. Most of the material out in the field is geared for children who have their tonsils out or a broken bone.
I ordered the In The Hospital tape not really knowing what to expect and proceeded to listen to it with the toughest critic on this subject, Michael. Michael has not stopped listening to it since. He listens to the tape morning, noon and night. It is the first material of its kind that honestly and with humor deals with the feelings that a child has being in a hospital.
Michael's last operation was so traumatizing that he could not even speak of his experiences with a therapist. Each song on the tape has allowed him to be able to express something that he was unable to do directly or through play therapy. Hearing his experiences through the stories and songs was such a positive experience for him that he has slowly been able to use discussion of the stories and tapes to express his own experiences.
For example "Peggy the Quadrapus" has encouraged him to speak about how he feels different from others and how he wishes he could be something or someone else. He has been walking around the house singing "Let's Face It", and it is helping him do just that. "My Little Clock" helps him to express his anger at people trying to "help" him and the feeling of not being in control. "While I'm Sleeping" has initiated not only a discussion about operations, anesthesia and fear of death, but also a discussion about Michael's great-grandmother's death which happened over a year ago.
Michael basically feels that there are people out there who feel the same way he does, and people out there who understand him. I want to thank both Bill and Peter for their remarkable work, it has had a wonderful impact on our family."

MICHAEL PERLMAN, Kid, First grade
"I love your hospital tape. I hardly have a favorite song because my favorite was all of them. I like it because if kids hear it and they have never been in the hospital before, then they get to hear what it's like in the hospital. Grownups don't always take the time to explain to kids what is going on."

BRENDA WHITFORD, Mother of 5 year old surgery patient Jenni
"The tape was great! Jen's favorite was the 'Needle-ee, Noodle-ee' song where Peter and Bill feed their dinner to the doctors. She and her brother would listen to it over and over and just laugh!! It really helped boost spirits. Thanks for letting us share it!"
TOM NEAL Healthy Kid, Age 13
"Great tape! Fun stories! If only my little brother hadn't worn the tape out from playing it so much, I might still be listening to it at this moment!"


EDUCATORS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, Reno, NV
Lynn Newhall, RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist
"Your In The Hospital tape is great! I plan on using it with my senior nursing students next semester."

UNIVERSITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Westwood, CA
Alice Mendoza, Teacher
"I have used this wonderful tape to build a humanities unit for my class of 6 through 8 year olds. Each day we listen to a new song. First we discuss the theme that will be presented, then we listen together and talk about our ideas or how it made us feel.
At U.E.S. we spend a lot of time fostering the development of healthy self-esteem in children through experiences in friendship, communication and cooperation skills. Your song "Let's Face It!" has been especially helpful when something is happening in the classroom between kids who are hurting each other's feelings by making comments about each other not being good enough readers, colorers, handball players, or too short or too tall, etc.
Listening to "A Friend Like Me" they all laughed, belly laugh style at the same times throughout the song, sometimes even before we got to the punch line! Pure joy! Attentiveness had never been better. They couldn't wait until the next point of laughter. You have a way of combining important concerns and silliness that allows them to feel deeply and empathically for each other and yet still laugh at their own typically human kid-type dilemmas.
When we played "Peggy the Quadrapus", the story about the octopus who was "different" because she only had four legs, the kids sat totally focused, motionless and speechless for ten minutes. Afterwards, we had a 15 minute intensely caring and touching question and answer session that truly overwhelmed me. I had no role in it. One of my students who had been severely burned in a fire at six months of age, showing very visible signs of scars and skin grafts, raised his hand and volunteered how he was "different". This little boy shared painful memories, his anger, and his love for his mom who had saved him. He wanted it to be clearly known that it wasn't her fault that the floor heater caught fire. He pointed out his scars on his face, scalp and arms. This same child, you should know, has difficulty with his self image and behavior on a day to day basis so this opportunity to shine and be center stage was very important for him.
What a wonderful resource for educators. Each song and story has an important message presented in a creative, unique and enjoyable manner from which both children and adults can learn."

MEDIA

KUFM, MONTANA PUBLIC RADIO, Missoula, MT
Marcia Dunn, Children's Programming
"I played In the Hospital today on my program Children's Corner. There was an immediate and positive response. The very first call was from an adolescent girl who has been blind most of her life and was recently hospitalized for emotional problems. She said the story reminded her of feelings she had had. She was so frightened and there was so much she didn't understand. Thank you."

CATHY FINK & MARCY MARXER Singer-songwriters, Baltimore, MD
"We're raving about In The Hospital. It's a fine piece of entertainment and a wonderful piece for hospitals!"

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