Close to the Sun: Songs of the Earth and Beyond for Children1998 Music
Ages: 6 - 12 yrs.
Performed By: Peggy Eyres
Producer: Quercus Music
CD Price: $15.98
Tape Price: $10.98
Review:Folk singer Peggy Eyres succeeds in making educational songs lyrically polished and musical as she sings about the fascinating characteristics of such fauna as sand skunks, T-Rex, geese and geckos ("Animalia" ) and of the usefulness of such flora as cotton, trees, oranges and carrots ("Plant Presents"). She turns the food chain concept into light-hearted poetry ("Who's Eating Who?") and cleverly delineates the solar system ("Polemic Planetary Perturbation"). Other well-crafted, wells-sung songs are about the weather, good health habits, mountain climbing and an enduring, symbolic "Grandmother Tree."
Lynne Heffley ©1998 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.
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