________________ CM . . . . Volume XI Number 16 . . . . April 15, 2005

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Sing Out Summer Fun.

Mary Lambert.
Kingston, ON: Mary Lambert Productions (682 Summerfield Place, K7M 8A1), 2003.
1 CD, $15.99.

Preschool-grade 3 / Ages 2-8.

Review by Barb Taylor.

***½ /4

This is a very enjoyable collection of summer songs. The songs “Mister Sun” and “Peanut Butter” will be familiar to fans of Raffi and Sharon, Lois and Bram. Other selections, including “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More” and “There Was A Little Rooster,” are traditional favourites.

     A real treat are the songs “Muskoka Madness” and “Blackfly Boogie,” both composed by Mary Lambert and both unique to Canadian summers.

“Bend at the knees – look to the sky
Swat to the left – Swat to the right
Wave your arms all over the place
Smack that bug that lands on your face.”

     Mary’s voice blends well with the children who accompany her on many of the selections. The tunes are quick, upbeat and appealing.

     This is one of those albums that would be great to play in the car on a long drive or on a rainy day when the kids are bored.

     Words accompany the album, but unfortunately the actions that accompany songs like “Peanut Butter” and “The Little Green Frog” aren’t included.

Highly Recommended.

Calgary, AB’s Barb Taylor is an Early Childhood teacher, freelance writer and fan of children’s music.

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