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



Fall 2017 Music
Ages: 3 & Up
Producer: mömandpöp
CD Price: $10.00

Husband and wife Bobby and Virginia Matthews, aka mömandpöp, have a deft touch, offering kid-savvy, parent-friendly original songs zippy with humor and an infectious, clap along, rock n' roll beat. A sampling: In "Truly Peculiar," a "once upon a time" forest encounter with easily offended fairy tale creatures leads to froggy consequences. Comic timing and silly voices turn the a capella "Socks and Shoes" into a giggle; a child's growing sense of independence receives positive reinforcement in "Lookin' Good," and the surprising "Roy G. Biv" turns out to be a rainbow personified, each color represented by a letter in his name. The Matthews balance humor with a more reflective mood in such soulful tracks as the gently swaying "Leaves" and the compassion-fostering "Take Care": "Take care of the people you love, take care of the people who need love … " The repetitive "Old People are Cool" and noisy "Pizza Party" can be forgiven in this otherwise outstanding, warm-hearted and funny album.

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.

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