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Goin' to the Zoo

Goin' to the Zoo

1998 Music
Ages: 2 - 5 yrs.
Performed By: Tom Paxton
Producer: Rounder Kids
CD Price: $15.98
Tape Price: $10.98
Review:
Simplicity, terrific musicians, unforced, kid-pleasing humor and a playful lilt light up this sunny collection of songs from the ‘60s through the ‘90s by widely respected folk singer/songwriter Tom Paxton. With his trademark light touch, Paxton creates a picture perfect trip to the zoo with Woody Guthrie-type grace, creates the comic mystery of “The Marvelous Toy” (“It went ‘Zip’ when it moved, and ‘Bop’ when it stopped/And ‘Whirr’ when it stood still...”), and his alternative spin on human anatomy, “S’pose My Toes Were Noses,” is a giggle. In “Engelbert the Elephant,” Paxton weaves a story song about a very large and unexpected guest who turned out to be the hit of the King and Queen’s formal dance (“The ladies were delighted at the way he turned and spun...”). The gentle finale to the fun, “Let the Wild Wind Blow,” is a quiet lullaby, assuring a child of snug shelter “when the winds blow hard.”
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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