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Rhythm in My Shoes

Rhythm in My Shoes

Spring 2000 Music
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Performed By: Jessica Harper
ISBN: 1-57940-046-9
CD Price: $15.98
Tape Price: $10.98
Review:
Accomplished film actress Jessica Harper ("My Favorite Year," "Stardust Memories," "Pennies From Heaven") has an alto as smooth as warm honey and a rare creative talent for whimsical, smart wordplay and sophisticated musicality. With this new, mom-savvy celebration of kids and rhythm, Harper matches the inventiveness and sheer delight of her 1998 lullaby release, "40 Winks." Here, her uniquely constructed songs capture everyday parent-and-child relationships in irresistably nuanced jazz, reggae and rock ‘n roll. In the remarkably dynamic "Six Licorice Stix," a wheedling kid wears down her mom’s resistance; with a calypso beat, a little girl with energy to spare is "A cute calamity, a seismic size four Girlquake"; and "My Baby is a Genius" is a comic "gotcha" for any parent who’s ever claimed bragging rights. "I Like Where I Am" offers touching comfort when an impending move to a new town rocks a little one’s world, and "A Day in the Life of Elizabeth" is a morning-to-night observation of a little girl’s day, warmed with affection and ringing with truth. Harper’s deliciously unique talents are not to be missed.
Lynne Heffley   ©2000 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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