Come Sing Along with Janie Next Door

Performed by Jane Christison. CD. 45 min. with lyrics. Prod. by Music with a Smile Prods. Dist. by CDBaby.com. 2010, 2012 release. ISBN unavail. $14.98.
PreS-Gr 2—Jane Christison makes her children's music debut with this collection of 18 original songs that cover a wide variety of topics that young children can relate to, from the love of jelly beans to kindergarten graduation. All of the numbers are upbeat with simple lyrics that encourage children to sing along. A few of the songs invite listeners to clap, stomp, or march along, while others have lyrics such as, "Toot, toot, toot, I had beans last night," that young boys will love. A song about Halloween that captures the spirit of trick or treating without being scary and a Christmas song from the point of view of a child waiting for Santa's arrival are nice additions to the holiday music genre. Christison's album has a traditional children's music sound to it, showcasing her voice without backup vocals, but adds a unique twist by featuring the accordion on the majority of the numbers. A solid addition to larger collections.—Veronica De Fazio, Plainfield Public Library, IL

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