A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that they might find themselves enjoying the imaginative songs, although listening to Cookie Monster's voice for 45 minutes could become a bit unnerving. (Younger children, it seems, can't get enough of it.)
What's the story?
If your little one loves Cookie Monster, C IS FOR COOKIE is the recording for you. The songs are filled with imaginative ideas. In "If Moon Was Cookie," Cookie Monster says he would put on a space suit and ride to the moon in a rocket ship just to take a bite! "Breakfast Time" reveals that Cookie's favorite breakfast includes soft-boiled cookies and a glass of cookie juice. "The Ballad of Casey McPhee" celebrates the value of courage, with Cookie Monster overcoming a moral dilemma in order to eat his way through a major obstacle. And the concept of opposites is introduced in "Up and Down."
Is it any good?
A variety of musical styles and clever lyrics make this album a delight for young children. One 4-year-old, after listening intently, asked repeatedly if she could hear "the Cookie Monster" again. Young children will love the humor in these songs, and their siblings are likely to also find C IS FOR COOKIE thoroughly entertaining.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about some of the topics to be learned in these fun-filled songs. Common circular shapes (the sun, the letter O) are explored in "Circles", so what are other round items? "Healthy Food" serves up a playful rock song that encourages children to eat a varied diet. Discuss whether various foods are junk or healthy.