What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while this album teaches ABCs, it also sings about farts and poop and will definitely get kids singing about such topics, too. Some will find the presentation hilarious and harmless, others might find it to be a loss of a potentially really great children's album.
What's the story?
After accolades for her contributions to the highly successful Juno soundtrack, Kimya Dawson takes her unique offbeat flavor to the playground with an irreverent album of children's music. ALPHABUTT is a collection of 15 children's songs about pee-pee, poo-poo, and everything in between. It features the too-cute vocal talents of tots, including Dawson's daughter Panda Bear.
Is it any good?
Dawson has made a name for herself by being herself -- a little eccentric, but real and unpretentious nonetheless. Her humility paired with an apologetic crassness translate into undeniable charm to many. That being said, this isn't your typical children's album, meaning, if you don't want your little one singing "Z is for farts that smell like the zoo," and "T is for Turd," then you might want to skip this.
Just a few songs put the "butt" in Alphabutt, however. You'll also find some very endearing moments. Songs like "I Love You Sweet Baby" will make you want to sing to your own sweet babies, and "Happy Home" sends a cute message about being happy with being yourself, and how "it's better if we don't all sound the same."
Explore, discuss, enjoy
Families can talk about acceptable words for bodily functions and when are the right and wrong times to use them. They can also talk about their ABCs. What letter does your name start with? Are there any funny words that start with that letter?