your family hasn’t already discovered the fantastic world of
Ralph’s World music, there is no better time than now. There are
currently three Ralph’s World recordings on the market (Ralph’s
World, At the Bottom of the Sea, and Happy Lemons), and
each one is fabulous, hip, and contemporary fare for the whole family. Happiness reigns
in all of Ralph Covert’s music for kids, and likewise in his new
video/DVD, titled Ralph’s World: Say Hello!
silly, and decidedly fun Ralph of Ralph’s World performs 16 of
his songs, culled from all three of his musical recordings, along with happy, dancing children in
Say Hello! All
involved seem to be having such a great time, it’s hard not to
like the video. Little ones—even those who are not already
familiar with Ralph’s World—thoroughly enjoy the toe-tapping
tunes on the video. Take “Betty Botter”, for example, that
tells the story of a woman who bought bitter butter for her
batter, or “Sammy the Dog” who has learned to play some mean
trombone. One of our favorite Ralph’s World songs, “Four
Little Duckies”, is one of the sixteen sketches on the video.
sequences introduce each new tune, and children play-act many of the
songs. The simple props and skits in the video keep the visuals
uncomplicated. As such, focus is on the music--fantastic, earnest, and
catchy music at that. Despite the simplicity of the backdrops, the
props are certainly colorful enough to intrigue young viewers, and
the simple dance routines are easy for little fans to copy and do
at home. Down sides are that it’s only 37 minutes
long, and doesn’t include our personal favorite Ralph’s World
song ("Take a Little Nap"). The DVD edition includes a
song selection option, an ideal feature for kids who want to
quickly skip to their favorite sketch.
are hoping to see more Ralph’s World videos/DVDs in the future,
and crossing our fingers that we’ll get a chance to “see”
our favorite song, "Take a Little Nap", played out onstage. We
heartily recommend Say Hello!, especially for children ages 2-6.
[For more information, or to
buy: Ralph's World: Say Hello (VHS) or Ralph's World - Say Hello!
(DVD) at Amazon.com]
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