Friday, April 26, 2013

Review: Lisa Loeb's Songs for Movin' and Shakin': The Air Band Song and Other Toe-Tapping Tunes by Lisa Loeb, Ryan O'Rourke

Lisa Loeb's Songs for Movin' and Shakin': The Air Band Song and Other Toe-Tapping Tunes

This spectacularly fun songbook will get kids off the sofa—guaranteed!

Singer Lisa Loeb will have kids movin' and groovin' with her sparkling second collection of songs and activities—plus a CD with five all-time children's favorites and another five original tunes. It's sure to stir up some fun, as budding musicians discover the joys of playing in an air band (“Turn it Down”); see how to face down scary creatures (“Monster Stomp”); and practice relaxing yoga poses (“Hello, Today”). Ryan O'Rourke's whimsical illustrations light up Lisa's lyrics—and will delight young readers, movers, and shakers.

Songs include:
Turn it Down (The Air Band Song)* •  Father Abraham  •  Miss Mary Mack • Monster Stomp*  • Going Away* •  Do Your Ears Hang Low? •  Everybody Wake Up* • Hello, Today* •  Peanut Butter and Jelly  •  Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.
(*original song)

I adored this book.  I have used it in a variety of my classes and the kids LOVED it.  It is not only has amazing songs (that parents with jam to as well) but it has enhanced my lessons in the classroom.

I used the Turn It Down (The Air Band Song) for my music lesson.  The kids went nuts acting out all of the actions.  I used Monster Stomp for my Monsters lesson and the kids wanted to listen and act out the song 3 times in a row.  I have to admit that song is my favorite too!  I also have the cd playing while free time is going on and have caught kids spontaneously breaking down and dancing!  It is a beautiful thing to see!  My kids personal favorite, besides Monster Stomp, is Peanut Butter and Jelly.  They will get the song stuck in their heads and still be singing it at bedtime.

That is the beauty of music right, to have it make you happy, to carry the tune all day!?  I love that Loeb get's it.  She knows how to appeal to both kids and adults.  I love listening to this with my kids while we are out and about!  She has been fantastic since the first time she graced use with her beautiful voice and wonderful songs back with the release of Stay (I Missed You) and subsequent 8 records.  I highly recommend this both for teachers and parents!

5 stars!!!

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