Getting ready for vacation always puts our family in a good mood. But packing for the trip? Not so much. Trying to figure out just how many books/stuffed animals/toys can be crammed into our generously sized car still proves challenging. That means there is only so much space for kiddie DVDs and CDs (or at least, that’s what we tell them). This summer, however, we don’t mind making room for some of the newer, travel-friendly releases that put even our “driver” in a toe-tapping mood. Among the ones we’ve got our ear buds plugged into this season is The Harmonica Pocket’s Apple Apple. Not only is it seasonally appropriate, as the summer days segue into autumn, but it offers a fine balance between lively sing-alongs and low-key little ditties for tolerating traffic jams. “I’m Gonna Count” makes a nice alternative to the license-plate counting game, while “Diaperman” and “Little, Little Baby” had my daughters laughing and cooing simultaneously over the real baby sounds. Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out the super-cool harmonica playing on this release. Kind of puts us in a lazy-days-of-summer mode….just right for vacation.