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Ralph's World 'The Rhyming Circus'

Ralph's World 'The Rhyming Circus'

Fall 2008 Music
Ages: 2 - 5 yrs.
CD Price: $12.98
Review:
Ralph's World, the invention of indie rocker Ralph Covert, continues to score high marks for decidedly individual, playful lyrics and deft, rock- and jazz-fueled tunes that explore childhood with impressive wit and bounce. The frontman for popular Chicago band the Bad Examples, Covert recorded his first Ralph's World children's album in 2001 to critical acclaim and has managed to pretty much surpass himself with each succeeding release. His latest is no exception; an exuberant carnival of song featuring selections that range from "Bad Bug Ball" and "Edward the Tap-Dancing Elephant" to a treat for adult ears: sly, expert tributes to musical icons Johnny Cash, Ziggy Stardust, Prince, the Beach Boys and others. Another memorable highlight: "Abby's Alphabet Soup" is an irresistible phonics lesson.
Lynne Heffley   ©2008 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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