Caterpillar Butterfly: Songs to Help Kids Grow Wings

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A musical celebration of growing and changing.

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Reference to taking care of your body by staying off drugs.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that these 12 songs cover subjects many children's recordings have explored, such as self-esteem, friendship, body awareness, animals, and gratitude. The positive messages include reference to God, the Lord, and the American flag.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent Written bymariamaroo February 17, 2010

Music about kids beginning to spread their wings and fly

Excellent songs and musicality with gentle lessons for kids beginning to learn about moving through the wider world of preschool or Kindergarten. Kids love hear... Continue reading
Adult Written bydancer April 9, 2008
Teen, 14 years old Written byEvilPanda1O1 October 12, 2010

What's the story?

CATERPILLAR BUTTERFLY is a 12-song flight through themes ranging from encouraging children to be themselves to understanding American history. Singer/Songwriter David Grover, backed by the charming Blafield Children's Choir and the Big Bear Band, sings in a soothing baritone. In \"Caterpillar Butterfly,\" Grover sings, \"Like a baby bird who wants to sing, Or a caterpillar who wants his wings, I will grow and be what I should be, I will fly and sing a song of me.\" \"Shaking Hands\" is a clarinet-infused ragtime song with a child singing the lead vocal. \"The Pledge Song\" touches on the wrongs inflicted upon Native Americans and African Americans: \"They gave us their hand and we took their land...They wore the chains of slavery, They were people like you and me.\"

Is it any good?

Songs provide a variety of music styles, from ragtime to soft guitar to jazzy, and most are well written, though a few fall into predictable lyrics. The production is a listening pleasure. Families will enjoy Caterpillar Butterfly for its innocent sweetness, even if it lacks originality.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about observations of nature and feelings about oneself and others.

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