Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Debi Derryberry.... say that three times, really fast. It's a name that kids really like, and judging by the number of awards she's won for her previous 2 cd's, they like her songs too. I recently got a sneak preview of Debi Derryberry's latest cd, Baby Banana, which is being released in stores today. Children really seem to respond to her simple, repetitive lyrics and her childlike voice (she's actually the voice for Jimmy Neutron, Clay from Playhouse Disney, and lots of other cartoon characters!). But these songs are definitely not cutesy nursery rhymes. They're got a really nice, strong rhythm, a mix of calypso, reggae, jazz and folk. When I asked The Pea what she loves most about this cd, she responded immediately, "The beat!".
The cd also features Debi reading her "Baby Banana and the Licorice Tree" storybook, about a baby banana with a duck for a momma and a gorilla for a daddy. I like having the story at the end because it makes a nice change of pace for the kids, especially when they're listening to the cd in the car on a long drive. Don't miss the end of the cd as Debi has a cute little voice over that always sends 3Po and Jammy into peals of laughter. To hear it, you'll have to buy the cd yourself -- trust me, it'll be a cd that your kids will love!
You can find out more about Debi Derryberry and Baby Banana at www.mybabybanana.com, which has video clips and information about upcoming concerts and appearances. Kids will like the website too -- it has games, coloring pages and recipes.
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