Happy Accidents

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Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Percussion master's music is a delight for all ages.

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The word "fanny" is sung once.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this album will delight and entertain your kids, and just might teach them something as well. With lots of question-answer sequences, it gets kids to think, and even teaches a little Spanish. It's fine and fun for all ages.

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What's the story?

"If you have a body and a brain, that's all you need to make music," says Billy Jonas. With his amazing talent for finding music in the most unexpected places (rubber bands, milk jugs, bottles), Billy Jonas' latest family album, HAPPY ACCIDENTS encourages everyone to make some noise and bang along together. Kids will love shouting out the question-answer sequences on songs like "What Kind of Dog are You?," "Knock, Knock," and "Vitamin Alphabet." The title track, "Happy Accidents," is a heart-warming, lively tune about mishap and discovery, and "Cabeza" teaches a little Spanish. "Wake-Up Suite," five songs about a kid's morning routine, is every parent's new weapon for those often dreadful weekday mornings.

Is it any good?

This is a fun-filled, quirky collection of interactive songs that kids will love, and parents will, too. Billy Jonas, who is highly acclaimed for his unique use of all things percussion, blends comical lyrics and situations with incredible beats, harmonies, snaps, claps, squeak-squeaks, and ding-a-lings. Jonas' music is soulful, engaging, and thought-provoking, allowing kids to find fun in challenging situations and humor in the everyday, all while doing what they love to do anyway -- make noise!

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the song "Open Sesame," which plays on the idea of certain standards and expectations that are placed on everyone, expecially young people. Obviously, Billy Jonas is someone who didn't necessarily fit the mold of what is "standard" not only as a person, but as a musician. Do you think it's OK to stand-out, to be different from the pack? Is it ever necessary to do what is expected of us? Why?

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