The young will thrill to the sing-a-long tunes about ducks, squirrels, flies, newts and turtles, while the music geek in all of us will marvel at the dexterous harmonica and National steel guitar playing and super excellent vocals. All will benefit from the important lessons about road safety, keeping flies off your supper and the perils of karoake.
The Wee Hairy Beasties theme song even has a special dance. Every time the Beasties go "Wee!," you climb up on your Mom or Dad's shoulders and kick your legs up as high as you can--but make sure you hold on tight and if Dad's wearing a wig hold onto his ears!
"These catchy, bluesy songs about assorted critters are infested with unexpected poetry and adult insider humor." Parenting Magazine
"Kids' hootenannies don't get any more fun, or parent-friendly, than this rootsy collection. A-." Chris Willman Entertainment Weekly
"A certain 6 year old of my acquaintance found that the title track gave him crazy running-around sugar energy, like from a triple-decker ice cream cone. I could use some of that myself." Ayun Halliday Babble.com
"14 tunes lively enough to please even the most fidgety youngster, and which are also witty, swinging and guaranteed to make the grown ups in the room tap their toes...the wordplay is silly enough to make children giggle, but smart enough to still appeal to the more mature listener...and all the musicians brought their A Game." Mark Deming All Music Guide
"This troupe rewrites the rules of the animal kingdom, delivering a barrel-full of fun against a collection of highly toe-tapping music that rarely quits… kids of all ages can grow an appreciation for music that doesn’t require the the need of a net or a purple dinosaur." Today’s Parent
"At our reviewers' household, the album was an immediate hit: 'My daughter starts dancing like crazy when you put it on.'" Chicago Magazine
"What it would sound like if Where The Wild Things Are came to life as a song." Songs: Illinois
"Make no mistake, Animal Crackers is a kids' album. But it's made with love and enthusiasm and will engage kids while making the parents smile. And if you had any affinity for The Bottle Let Me Down, you shouldn't hesitate at all to get this album. Definitely recommended. zooglobble.com