SteveSongs: Marvelous Day!

Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Author, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Illustrator
Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Author, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Illustrator . Rounder Records $11.99 (800-768-6337) ISBN 1-57940-154-6
Reviewed on: 11/13/2006
Release date: 00/00/0000
Paperback - 307 pages - 978-1-888451-87-0
Hardcover - 247 pages - 978-1-888451-53-5
Ebook - 260 pages - 978-1-61775-226-1
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The perfect blend of top-notch musicianship, silliness and kid-centric concepts, SteveSongs hits all the right notes on this kicky, standout recording. Inviting vocals, a talented kid chorus and a pop-rock vibe that sometimes suggests the band Fountains of Wayne give this collection of 16 mostly original songs special verve. It's hard to resist the lessons—whether they be about adjectives in the silly song/skit "Fast Monkey," the habits and life cycle of turtles in "Spyrtle the Turtle" or opposites in "Opposite Day"—when they are served up in such a catchy and entertaining package. The variety of sound effects and musical styles helps this go down easily upon repeated plays, as well. Ages 4-9. (Sept.)

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