A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this short and sweet four-song collection (one is duplicated in Spanish) from a reinvented boy band is innocent (I-like-you-I-hope-you-like-me themes) and perfectly fine for tweens. The CD is available only at Target, but you can find the singles online. A full-length album from Menudo will also be released.
What's the story?
The original Menudo had the appeal of other boy bands of the '90s, and this new, made-by-MTV version (Making Menudo) does a pretty good job delivering their five-part harmonies that make these boy bands so popular. This four-song collection shares the title of its first single, MORE THAN WORDS, which has all the qualities of a radio-friendly single. It will no doubt have tween girls turning up the volume -- and downloading photos of Jose (15), Chris (15), Emmanuel (16), Monti (18), and Carlos (18).