Odds & Ends

Performed by Andrew & Polly. CD. 28 min. 2015. $9.99.
PreS-Gr 3—Kindie folk duo Andrew Barkan and Polly Hall bring a sense of wide-eyed wonder and joy to this album. Friendship, love, and family are just a few of the themes touched upon in this 10-song collection. In addition to their own songs, the duo also use new arrangements to put their own child-friendly spin on covers of Bob Dylan's "Forever Young," Ray Erskine Parker's "Ghostbusters," and George Harrison's "Here Comes the Sun." There is a good amount of repetition within the lyrics of many of the songs, which will make it easy for children to sing along. The acoustic, upbeat nature of much of this album will leave listeners clapping their hands and tapping their toes.
VERDICT A solid addition to any collection.

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