Blending Raffi, Sesame Street and a bit of James Taylor, Little Animals offers an acoustic mix of folk, reggae, blues, witty word play and just plain silliness on 13 original songs and a couple of old classics. This full length music CD, featuring the music of Mark Weakland, showcases storytelling that leaves plenty of room for imagination, top-notch musicianship, and animal facts embedded in lyrics that don't bore or patronize. While they're listening children learn facts about a platypus, a worm, a big fat groundhog, and many other interesting animals.
Wacky sound effects and engaging character voices hold the attention of children of all ages (and adults, too!). Across the 15 songs, Little Animals aims to provide high quality acoustic music that is educational and fun for children and adults.
Winner of a 2001 Parents' Choice Approved Award
Features "Squirrel and Nut", a finalist in the 2001 USA Songwriting Contest and "Bed Bug Bounce", a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest
" Little Animals is both educationally meritorious and fun!"
- NEA Today
" Whether you're looking for a holiday gift or upcoming celebration gift of music for young children, Mark Weakland's delightful CD, Little Animals, is a winner and will be an excellent addition to your collection."
- Parenting Newsletter