Reviews - What do customers think about The Animal Boogie?
Annoying text and ugly pictures Aug 22, 2008
My 3 year old daughter didn't seem to mind this book, but I hate it. The repetitive phrases are irritating and the pictures are ugly. On each page there is hardly any content packed into a forced rhyme in the following format:
*VERSE PAGE* location what can you see doing some action inane focus on the verb of the previous line basically repeat line 2
*CHORUS PAGE* annoying lyric annoying lyric again annoying lyric yet again pretty much copy line 2 from the verse
I won't even recycle this book as a gift to someone else... it's going in the bin.
Great for kids - not so great for mom Apr 15, 2008
Seriously, I really do not like this book. There's nothing actually wrong with it, it's just so annoying. You have to say "boogie, woogie, woogie, oogie" - or something like that a thousand times. The pictures are nice and bright (and inclusive), but the repetitive text is almost more than I can stand. And unfortunately for me, both my boys have loved this one. I'm giving it a three simply to split the difference.
This Is A Book Every Young Child Will Love Jan 18, 2008
As a music teacher I have used this book for years. Children as young as 1 1/2 up to 7 have always loved it. I recently purchased it for a friend's one year old daughter thinking she will grow into it. But that was not the case. She immediately loved it! She is always turning on the CD and asking for the story every night before bed. The repetition, anticipation and tune always seem to captivate children. Then of course there are motions that most children will immediately pick up. If you like to have fun, smile, shake and dance this is a wonderful book.
Great sing along book Sep 10, 2007
My students love this book! It has a very catchy tune and they love doing the motions for each animal. They beg me to do it!!
Barefoot Books are the best! May 4, 2007
Whenever my sister asks for recommendations for my three-year old's birthday, Christmas, etc. gifts, I give the same answer: ANYTHING from Barefoot Books! The day after receiving Walking Through the Jungle (Sing Along With Fred Penner) for her latest birthday I rushed to the computer and this site to order all of Barefoot's CD+books. They are all fantastic - my daughter listens to each of them at least twice a day. She took them to her daycare, as well, and her teacher promptly ordered all of them!