April 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Pick of the Day: Anna and the Cupcakes (Audio)

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Anna and the Cupcakes. Performed by TheBariKoral Family Rock Band. CD. approx. 32 min.BariKoral. 2012. ISBN unavail. $13.57.
PreS-Gr 2–In this follow-up to their 2010 album, Rock and Roll Garden, singer-songwriter Koral and her crew of talented musicians combine pop, folk, and rock in a delightful collection of 10 child-friendly songs, which cover such topics as shoes, trains, rocket ships, and a mother’s love for her baby. Also included is a toe-tapping sing-along that will get children up as they act out the movements of several different animals, a very groovy take on the gingerbread man, and a song that beautifully describes the life cycle of a butterfly in terms that even young children can understand. While several of the numbers could be used for story times or in the classroom, all of the songs would be great for family listening. A fun must-have for every collection.–Veronica De Fazio,Plainfield Public Library District,IL