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Why Does Gray Matter?

Why Does Gray Matter?

Spring 2010 Music
Ages: 5 - 11 yrs.
CD Price: $14.99
Review:
This is a witty and wonderful album devoted to the intricate workings of the brain, delivered with irresistible pop rhythms and intelligent thought, courtesy of singer-songwriter Roger Day. With deft lyrics, Day has fun with "Monkey Brains," "Brain Food" and the dreaded "Brain Freeze." He envisions "Sara Bellum" as a smart, problem-solving girl who might give Einstein a run for his money. "Concentration," Day sings, is like tuning into a radio station. In "The Brain Train," the nervous system "puts the wheels in motion" as a thought fast tracks through the brain to become action. Stations along the way include the left and right frontal lobes, the corpus callosum, deep basal ganglia, cerebellum, spinal cord and muscles of the hands. Now that's using your noodle.
Lynne Heffley   ©2010 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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