Fantastic Music for Pre-schoolers! It is impossible to be in a bad mood when you listen and sing along with Laughing Laura’s CD entitled, “Today is a Laughing Day.” I have played it for my pre-school music class and sometimes we can’t stop laughing even when the song is over! Laura is creative, musical and funny! Do something good for your health and buy this CD...You all know that “Laughter is the best medicine.”
—Sue Siebels, Music Teacher

We LOVE Turkey the Turtle!
My kids adore this music, especially in the car and they are totally in LOVE with Turkey the Turtle! I find them playing it in their rooms and singing the chorus. My little one also loves the Enthusiastic chant even though he can’t pronounce it. He simply asks for the “song after Turkey.” Too cute! You’ll love this great CD!
—Robyn K


These Happy Songs are Totally Stuck in Our Heads!
I play Today is a Laughing Day every single day for my grandson. He LOVES it! He starts to clap on the first song—he loves the laughing, bouncing, and especially the R-O-A-R! He starts to wiggle and dance on “Laughter Friends” and he loves the turtle song. The entire family cannot seem to get the songs out of their heads. Both of my daughters have said they wake up in the morning with the songs playing in their heads!
—Teresa Abrahamson, Laughter Yoga Leader


Immediate Mood Booster!
It is simply impossible to be in a bad mood once you put in this CD. The tunes are all catchy with a lively tempo that makes you just want to sing along with a little laugh and a dance too. Laughing Laura has the ability to brighten anyone's day with her talents and contagious joy.
—Rhonda Locklair, Laughter Yoga Leader

These Songs are a Part of Our Lives!
I’ve raised my kids on these songs because the happy tunes and zany lyrics always give us a lift. The kids cry out: “Hey Parking Fairy!” whenever we need a parking spot, they leap around like “Turkey the Turtle”, they insist on giving out “Free Laughs” and they recycle like “The Garbage Lady” does. It’s funny how this music has become a part of our lives. Of course, I’m a bit biased because I, myself, am “Ranger Kathy” !
​—Dr. Kathy Phelan
Yes, kids, Turkey the Turtle is real! He's a big snapping turtle who lives with Laughing Laura & her husband. He thinks you're a star, too!
Turkey Rocks!
I was getting ready to leave town for a few days when my 5 year-old son said: "But Mom, what if I want to listen to Laughing Laura while you're gone!?" I replied, "Well Honey, I will leave the Today is a Laughing Day CD here for your to play." He smiled and said, "Good, 'cause I just LOVE that Turkey the Turtle!" And who doesn't love Turkey the Turtle? Thanks for a great album that my whole family loves!
—Whitney Popelka, Laughter Yoga Teacher
I love all 
of Laughing Laura's albums, but this one is
by far my favorite!
—Christine Bills,

​Laughter Yoga Teacher

This album is a great way to sing and dance at Laughter Club!
—Dr. Madan Kataria

​Laughter Yoga Founder

The Amazing Gigglers whose happy sounds

can be heard throughout the album

Today is a Laughing Day

is available from these fine vendors:

These are tough times, and it’s more important now than ever to laugh and be merry. Laughing Laura’s CD is great fun. The songs are upbeat and immensely pleasurable to listen to. And whatever mood you’re in, after listening to this CD, it feels like a weight has lifted. There are many standout tracks, but I’d especially point you towards Laughter Friends, Turkey The Turtle (which is about her pet turtle), Enthusiastic, and my personal favorite, Smile Millionaire. The music is swinging, upbeat jazz, and the lyrics are ones only Laughing Laura could write. These are totally unique creations that lift the spirit. It says this is an album for 'kids and kids at heart,' but frankly, I think it works for all ages. The lyrics are lighthearted, and the quick tempo of the jazz will get your toe tapping.
​ —Daniel Stout,
Manufactured Environments

ALBUM CREDITS


singer/producer/designer
LAUGHING LAURA
piano/arrangements
TOM BOURCIER
string & electric bass
KARYN QUINN
percussion
RICH MACDONALD
extra vocals
TRISH BRUXVOORT COLLIGAN
gigglers
AJ & CAMERON GABEL

AALIYAH, JACKSON & VINCENT HAMILTON

BRANDON LORENZ

CHLOE SUZANNE & PIPER JANELL WALTON

CLARE WITTMANN

OLIVIA ZEE

sound engineering/mastering
BRETT HUUS
photography
WILLIAM F. GENTRY II
art production
LAURA SIITARI
record label
THE GENTRY JOINT

Original songs by

Tom Bourcier, Laura Gentry

& William F. Gentry II ©2008.

All rights reserved.


The CD of Today is a Laughing Day is packaged in a cool, brightly colored digipak featuring Laughing Laura's original art work and contains the lyrics to all the songs. Not only that, it's the greenest digipak around—made with all certified green components. The tray comes from 100% post-consumer water bottles, which means the first run of CDs saved 400 liter-sized bottles from the landfill! So it's safe to say that it has been approved by the Garbage Lady!

Cheery songs for kids & kids at heart is the name of the game on Laughing Laura's jazz album. This catchy collection of 15 original songs & cheers is the first ever laughter-themed children's album. Laughing Laura sings as the Gigglers giggle. Meanwhile, an incredible jazz trio grooves their way through the songs. Listening to this album will absolutely put you in a good mood. Think Charlie Brown music meets Mr. Rogers with zanier lyrics than you ever thought possible. Today is a Laughing Day delivers big, swingin' fun to inspire lots of laughing, singing & dancing for the whole family!