A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
What's the story?
Laurie Berkner, today's hottest children's recording artist, presents a DVD/CD package, WE ARE ...THE LAURIE BERKNER BAND, featuring a bunch of bouncy, catchy, happy tunes that toddlers -- and parents -- will likely find irresistible. Berkner obviously enjoys her work, and that's one of the main reasons why her music resonates with kids. Standouts include "Moon, Moon, Moon" for its gentle appeal and accompanying hand gestures and "Walk Along the River," a rock & roll number that will have parents tapping the steering wheel and kids pleasantly singing "Oooo Ahhh, Oooo Ahhh." Families may find it refreshing to see a real person (as opposed to an animated character) who doesn't rely on puppets and outlandish props to entertain.
Is it any good?
Many children's artists, producers, and record companies have come to believe that kids need to be attended to like they're at a circus. Berkner relies instead on her voice, her guitar, and those funny songs little kids enjoy hearing again and again. At her side on this DVD are two band members (more real people) and more than a few happy, smiling kids. Berkner's singing, songwriting, and arrangements are consistently pleasant.