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



Life on a Trampoline by Randy & Dave

Life on a Trampoline by Randy & Dave

Fall 2017 Music
Ages: 5 - 8 yrs.
CD Price: $14.98
Review:
Randy & Dave (veteran country music artist Randy Sharp and family music veteran Dave Kinnoin), who scored high marks for their 2015 release, "Calling All The Elephants," are on a roll. Their dandy new CD is crafted with musical expertise, funny bone humor, and a deft use of vocabulary that respects the intelligence of their target audience. In the title song you can feel the exhilaration of the short kid who's "fillin' the sky with my grin" as he bounces tall, "high above it all." In the laugh-out-loud witty "Last Time I Was Here," a kid hopes no one remembers that he accidentally knocked his aunt's velvet Elvis off the wall, freed the orcas at the aquarium, and caused a catastrophe at the dinosaur museum. Among the other entertaining tracks: the suspenseful "A Weird Thing Happened," a spooky game of catch infused with just the right tone of anxiety and ending with a surprise giggle. Sharp and Kinnoin, who share credit for words and music and trade off lead vocals, even give a little ditty that is "Not About" anything a comic payoff ("There isn't any danger/Of ever running out/Of things we can come up with/This song is not about").

Lynne Heffley   ©2017 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.


Share This