The Big Picture



Eco-friendly tunes enlighten and entertain kids.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Positive messages that subtly teach kids about conservation and protecting the earth.

Positive role models

Encourages kids to be good role models when it comes to the environment.


If nothing else, this album makes you more aware of what you do consume.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Uncle Rock (a.k.a. Robert Burke Warren) teaches kids subtle lessons about consumption and conservation under the blanket of light-hearted but honest songs about animals, garbage, and spacemen. This album offers an excellent opportunity to talk to your kids about doing their part to help the planet.

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What's the story?

Uncle Rock has found a way to expose young minds to the reality of conservation

Is it any good?


Uncle Rock does a great job keeping his environmentally-conscious agenda under the radar with appealing music about spacemen BFFs ("Secret Spacemen"), everyday animals ("Leave the Bees Be"), and make-believe furr-iends ("My Friend Bigfoot"). The songs here are thought-provoking without being preachy, and give kids a fresh dose of reality when it comes to the stuff they use and where it goes. Uncle Rock's friendly, Elvis-y vocals are infectious, so his message breezes through effortlessly, giving kids a subtle taste of green.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about conservation. The song "There is No Away" paints an honest picture of how much waste we create. How does this song make you feel? Why? What kinds of things can you do to reduce waste?

  • What is your favorite song? Why? Is it the music or the lyrics, or both? What instruments do you hear? What do you think the song is about?

Music details

Artist:Uncle Rock
Release date:March 2, 2010
Label:Jackpot Music
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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