Friday, April 9, 2010

Review: Big Green Alligator

We recently added another great kids' CD to our household collection- Big Green Alligator by La-La Lisa.  And it's been a hit with Ethan and I both! 

This CD is a great combination of songs that are just cute and fun and great for dancing around the house, and songs that have a great Christian message. Ethan's favorite son is one called "Silly Bob", a great song about a funny monkey. Ethan's a big fan of monkeys, so this definitely won him over.  I really liked all of the songs, but especially appreciated the message in songs like Don't You Worry ("Don't you worry 'bout anything, but in everything by prayer, let your requests be made known to God. Oooh! He will hear...") and Carry the Flame ("In this world there's so many voices, we hear each one, we're always making choices. But you and I, we have a higher calling, one voice, only one that we're following...")

La-La Lisa has a very impressive resume- in fact, it's so impressive that I don't know how she finds time to sing! She is a songwriter, worship leader, licensed counselor, Professor of Adolescent Psychology with Masters Degrees in Religion and Counseling Psychology, and a pastor's wife. My mom is also a pastor's wife, and I can tell you, that alone is enough to keep you busy full time, even without everything else that Lisa has going on.  Oh, and did I mention that she has three sons, ages 6 to 15? I have the overwhelming urge to take a nap just from thinking about how busy her days must be.  But I'm glad she does find time to make great kids' music!

As I've said in previous posts, we have recently discovered a number of kids' artists that we love to listen to and their CDs are played often and will continue to be played. But this CD goes beyond just the catchy lyrics and music of many kids' CDs- it is a great tool for helping introduce my kids to important ideas of faith and God. Music is a great way to get a young child's attention, and I know this CD is going to be both an entertaining thing to listen to and a wonderful teaching tool. If you're looking for a fun and also faith-filled CD for your kids, definitely give this one a listen.

Oh, and the other great thing about this CD? Lisa has dedicated a portion of the sales to Teen Mother Choices International, a program that helps provide teen mothers with a support system and things like childcare, mentors and Life Skills Workshops. What a great charity!

Go here to listen to the songs from Big Green Alligator. Or click here to buy a copy of this CD!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this CD to listen to and review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.