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Caterpillar Butterfly: Songs to Help Kids Grow Wings
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
- Parents say
- Kids say
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.