Roger Day Greatest Hits Volume 2
Armed with a guitar, expert musical chops, and lyrics based on kid-savvy humor and research-based educational content, Roger Day has a gift for making his target audience giggle, and think, too. Day’s signature mix can be found on these compendiums from his previous albums “Rock ‘n Roll Rodeo,” “Ready to Fly,” “Dream Big,” “Why Does Grey Matter?,” and from his “Marsh Mud Madness” DVD. Volume 1 runs the gamut from the wacky “Mosquito Burrito” and “It’s a No-No to Kiss a Rhino” to the cleverly informational, spookily atmospheric “Ghost Crab”; and the soaring, uplifting “Parachute Girl.” (A slight glitch: the titles for tracks 5 and 6, “Roly Poly” and “I Like Yaks,” are reversed.) The smart and funny tracks on Volume 2 include “Monster Face” and “Hiccupotamus” (for sheer silliness); “The Brain Train,” Day’s dynamic depiction of how an action begins with a thought speeding through the brain, and these terrific girl-power songs: “Turtle Girl” (a marine biologist), “Zoe’s World,” about a girl using her boundless imagination; and knowledge-loving “Sara Bellum,” who’d be a match for Einstein.
Lynne Heffley ©2018 Parents’ Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper’s first weekly children’s arts and entertainment beat.