Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Hits

Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Hits

Spring 2012 Music
Ages: 2 - 9 yrs.
CD Price: $15.00
Review:

Katherine Dines is well known as a children's songwriter, recording artist and teacher, who regularly performs to adoring audiences. Her Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta CDs (11 and counting) are many a family's favorites; this new collection of her "greatest hits" songs from 1993 to 2011 is a most welcomed addition. Dines seems to effortlessly compose countless little ditties that are right in line with the innocence of childhood, and are perfect for younger children. Her pleasant, almost conversational singing voice is like rehearing an old friend, and she is backed by a fine group of musicians who can handle any style of music. These songs were all chosen because they are "fan favorites" and include "The Tickle Bug," " Itchy Itchy Owie Owie Boo Boo," " Ooey Gooey Stew," "Are We Ever Gonna Get There," "Sheet Shakin' Bed Quakin' Belly Achin' Wide Awake Blues," and the ever popular "Angels Are Dancing With You." Even if you own her full set of CDs, this collection will remind you of just how stellar Katherine Dines's music for young people can be.

Lahri Bond   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Lahri Bond is a father, a writer, music historian and an art professor in Western Massachusetts. His published books include Spinning Tales Weaving Hope (with the Stories For World Change Network) for New Society Press and People of the Earth (coauthored with Ellen Evert Hopman) for Destiny Books.


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