A selection of songs, nursery rhymes, stories, puzzles
and tongue-twisters performed by Sophie Aldred and Richard
a collection of songs, nursery rhymes, tongue twisters, jokes
and stories that are loosely related to shopping. Sophie Aldred
(Doctor Who's Ace) and Richard Mitchley perform with
the odd inclusion by uncredited children.
include: Shopping Theme; To Market to Market; This Little
Pig; Betty Botter's Butter; Pat-a-cake; Hot Cross Buns; Have
you seen the Muffin Man?; What can we buy in the Greengrocer's
Shop?; Greengrocer's Alphabet Song; Oranges and Lemons; Better
Buy a Bigger Basket; A Tisket a Tasket; Polly puts the Kettle
On; There's a Hole in my Bucket; Sing a Song of Sixpence;
Simple Simon; Odd One Out; Cockles and Mussels; Pop goes the
Weasel; Rub a Dub Dub; Beth's Birthday Present; Hush Little
Baby; and Shopping Reprise.
of the usual collection of songs that most pre-school CDs
contain, this release actually has an interesting theme that
sees Aldred (playing mummy) and Mitchley (as daddy) embarking
on a number of chores. They go shopping for groceries and
then for items to do a bit of DIY around the house. The songs,
jokes, tongue twisters and nursery rhymes are neatly slotted
in to the story without feeling forced.
makes for an interesting CD and instead of listening to another
dull children's compilation CD, adults can also listen and
interact with their young children - which makes this fun
for parents and children alike.
great to see that the BBC are producing CDs for young children
of this calibre, and at such a low price. Certainly one CD
that all young children should have in their collection.