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Happy Accidents

Happy Accidents

Spring 2009 Music
Ages: 5 & Up
CD Price: $15.00
Review:
This effervescent new offering from tuneful percussion master Billy Jonas begins with an irresistible toe-tapper called "Eyes Wide Open" and wit and word-play ("Knock Knock," "One Tutu Too Many") dance throughout. Even the invention of cornflakes and penicillin ("Happy Accident") is lively fodder for tuneful observation. Jonas easily segues to such inspirational fare as "You Are Not Alone" and "To Be One" ("If you want to be one with the infinite, spin with the planets shine with the stars…"). Sophisticated instrumentals and an enjoyable give-and-take with kid sidekicks are a plus. Another highlight: a comic, musically inspired (and true-to-life) five-song suite about a child's "morning rituals": getting up, showering, eating breakfast, brushing teeth and all that foot-dragging when Mom and Dad are "Totally Ready to Go" (a little masterpiece all by itself).
Lynne Heffley   ©2009 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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Bang-A-Bucket Music
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