Songs for singing around a campfire—or anywhere, with s’mores!
Loeb makes no pretense to hide her fondness for summer camp. Her previous children’s album (Camp Lisa, 2008) contained many camp favorites, while her non-profit, The Camp Lisa Foundation, helps underprivileged kids experience the joy of sleeping under the stars. Here, Loeb offers a songbook to go along with her musical adventures. Comprised of four original songs and six camp standards, each tune has the lyrics playfully displayed. Loeb includes small introductions (often camp memories), activities, recipes and hand motions to act out. With swirls aplenty and florid script, O’Rourke creates a decidedly mod interior. A Hanna-Barbera–esque Loeb, complete with cat's-eye glasses, is front and center. Children will bop to the snappy beat of "I’m a Little Coconut" and delight in the topsy-turvy "Opposite Day." And who doesn’t like to croon the (seemingly) endless "Found a Peanut"? Nostalgic reminiscences join inventive, musical songwriting in this inclusive package.
Purportedly for kids, but adults will find their share here as well. (author's note, CD) (Nonfiction. 4-8)