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Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media
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Silly songs and useful advice from Beach Boys-style trio.

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Positive Messages

Songs teach good lessons like wearing your hat when it’s cold or exercising your muscles; also included are subtle reminders to be nice and tell your family you love them. There's even a song filled with motivational advice for parents, titled "Don't Give Up."

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a sweet kid's album that doesn't get too sentimental. The 1960s pop feel of the songs should appeal to adults as much as young listeners, and the wide range of topics exposes kids to everything from how to tell time to the finer points of the state of Virginia.

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What's the story?

Rocknoceros has become a legendary kids' band in the DC-area. Now they are gaining national exposure with their third release PINK!. With a style reminiscent of the Beach Boys and The Mamas and the Papas, Rocknoceros sings harmonious tunes with lots of instrumental back-up (especially for having only three members). The band covers lots of ground on this upbeat collection of songs, bouncing from country twang to big-band swing and doling out advice about what to wear and how to play with friends. There's also a little bit of education thrown into the mix and the band teaches kids about telling time, the story of "Lucky Lindy" and the people, animals and geography of the good state of Virginia.

Is it any good?

The lyrics on each song are fun and inspired, "Outside your head gets cold and heat escapes … the Weather Channel says to get your flannel out before it's too late." The band has a genuine, easy-going appeal that should persuade kids to do the right thing when lectures from mom just won't cut it. (Dare your kids to sit through "Nap Time" without being lulled to sleep -- but beware you just might join them).

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how to make songs using elements from real life. The band members use their everyday lives for inspiration, from singing about their home state to one of their grandmothers. Can you make up songs about where you live, what you like to do and who you love? Can you think of anything else you would like to make a song about? Maybe a favorite TV show, toy or food? Try making up a song with a friend and see how your songs are the same and different.

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