One of my kids' all-time favorite CDs is I'm a Rock Star, by Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights. So when I heard that Joanie had a new CD out, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review it. This new CD is called What a Zoo! and it's a total blast.
What a Zoo! is a great CD- both the kids and I have been listening and really enjoying it. As with all great kids' CDs, there's a little bit of everything on here- educational songs, funny songs, and silly songs, all nicely packaged together with Joanie's gorgeous singing voice. Seriously, the woman can SING and her songs are brilliant (10 of the songs on What a Zoo! are Joanie Leeds' originals). It's definitely no accident that she has won so many music awards, everything from a Parent's Choice Gold Award to being a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
I always try to pick a favorite song from the albums I reviewed, but had a tough time with this one, since the songs all had something different and wonderful to offer. From the first song, "All the Animals", I learned about how many legs different animals had. Honestly, I'm almost 34 and had no idea that squids have 10 legs! The beautiful song "Hummingbird" reminded me of summers spent in the Appalachian Mountains when I was growing up. And seriously, you have never heard a cooler version of "Froggie Went A Courtin'" than the one on this album, which features special guest Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. All the other songs are great too, there's nothing that I got tired of or wanted to skip over. Just a lot of fabulousness.
What a Zoo! has 14 songs and a run time of 37 minutes. It will be available on April 12 at www.citykidmusic.com, amazon.com, cdbaby.com and specialty toy and bookstores across the country. Or you can place a preorder now at www.citykidmusic.com.
I have good news! One of you will win a copy of this fabulous CD! Open to US/Canadian mailing addresses.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this CD to review for myself. I received no other compensation and all opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.