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For the Kids Too

For the Kids Too! Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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MP3 Music, 16 Songs, 2004 --  
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 19, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nettwerk Records
  • ASIN: B0003JANQE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,274 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I'm Different - Butterfly Boucher
2. I Like to Run, I Like to Jump - David Mead
3. At the Bottom of the Sea - Ralph's World
4. Everybody Came - Ambrosia Parsley
5. Catch the Moon - Lisa Loeb & Elizabeth Mitchell
6. Starfish and Coffee - Matt Nathanson
7. John Lee Supertaster - They Might Be Giants
8. Rainbow Connection - Jason Mraz
9. Peanut Butter Toast - Sarah Harmer
10. Attitude Towards Cuttlefish - Paper Moon
11. I Often Dream of Trains - Robyn Hitchcock
12. My Favorite Things - Nathan
13. The Very First Day - Ron Sexsmith
14. Meow Meow Lullaby - Nada Surf
15. Good Night - Matthew Sweet
16. Telephone Song - Kirsty Hawkshaw

Editorial Reviews

Of the many remarkable things about the follow-up to 2002's For the Kids CD, maybe most remarkable is its daring. Here's a disc with a spirit of adventurousness. Instead of relying on a parade of star power for its swagger (and its sales figures--Sarah McLaughlin, Tom Waits, and Barenaked Ladies went a long way toward explaining the success of the first installment), Too! plucks from an indie playing field that appeals with a below-the-radar, bubbling-under kind of cool. To that end, San Francisco-based acoustic idol Matt Nathanson gamely covers Prince's whimsical "Starfish & Coffee," Canada's Paper Moon memorably asks that you check your "Attitude Toward Cuttlefish" at the door, and Shivaree gets your house party (or car-seat party, or playroom party) shaking, in its somnolent way, with "Everybody Came." A sprinkling of big names--They Might Be Giants, Matthew Sweet--stud the proceedings, but mostly this disc is about discovery. It's also about good deeds: Where the first disc benefitted VH1's Save the Music Foundation, proceeds from Too! go toward the Lili Claire Foundation, which helps those born with neurological disorders. -Tammy La Gorce

Product Description

The second installment in this series includes: Butterfly Boucher, Lisa Loeb & Elizabeth Mitchell, Sarah Harmer, Jason Mraz, They Might Be Giants, Nada Surf, Matthew Sweet, Robyn Hitchcock and many more!

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars big fan of the series February 2, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I work in a children's bookstore and our customers rely heavily on us for recommendations so the arrival of the follow-up to the supremely successful For the Kids was kind of a big event amongst the staff. Partly because we've listened to the first one so many times that it's always nice to have something new playing in the store, but mainly because we've depended on the first CD as a sure bet for people buying for grandchildren, nieces, nephews, the kid next door, etc, and we knew that this one wouldn't let us down. It's got fun, upbeat tunes and a new slew of voices that we older ones are sure the little ones will love. They repeated the Rainbow Connection which Sarah MacLachlan sang on the first cd for good reason, this song, redone by Jason Mraz, is especially not to be missed (particularly at naptime).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Kids and Moms too March 15, 2006
Format:Audio CD
When the kids start nagging in the car, I pop this CD in and the nags stop while the giggles and singing along start. Both my 18 MO daughter and my 3.5 year old son love it. My son loves to sing along with I"m different, Bottom of the Sea and Everybody Came and he sings "I'm different, different" all over the house on his own. I just love all of it and esp the Meow Meow song. This is great for lovers of modern rock and alternative pop. I guess you would be disappointed if you want mainstream stuff. I'd also like to recommend the Beatles Songs for Kids CD - I never would have thought that Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da would be such a hit with kids.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! November 9, 2006
Format:Audio CD
My 22 month old daughter absoultely loves this cd. She asks for it all the time and when "I'm Different" or the "swim song" come on she dances around and sings along.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This one is even better than the first!! March 10, 2006
By Lisa
Format:Audio CD
I'm so in love with this CD and so are my kids. They are 3 and 5 y.o. and we all enjoy it equally. I prefer this one to the first For the Kids because it is quirkier and less typically "children's music". My kids love to sing the song "I'm Different" and they think the telephone song is knee-slappingly hilarious. My favorite is "Starfish & Coffee". Our other favorite CD is John Lithgow's "Singin' in the Bathtub".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not nearly as good as the first one December 11, 2010
Format:Audio CD
The first one is awesome - we play it over and over, so much that I wanted the variety of the sequel. But none of the songs are anywhere near as catchy. I can barely make myself play it for my toddler.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a snoozer... August 16, 2007
By bookie
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
We have the original For the Kids, and we absolutly love it. It's one of our daughter's favorites, and ours too. So, we were excited to purchase this follow-up album. That excitement ended when we put it in the CD player. Most of the songs are rather somber and boring. If you're an indie fan, you might like it, but your kids will quickly lose interest. Buy the first one, if you don't have it, but don't bother with this one.
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A very mixed bag July 21, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I adored the first CD. This one, I actually removed from the CD player and stuck in my glove compartment and decided it's not seeing the light of day again.

The problem, for me, is that there are five songs on this CD that I HATE. Hate hate. "I'm Different" (grates on my nerves with its repetitive loudness), "Everybody Came" (the singer sounds drunk), "I Often Dream of Trains" (seriously?? Off-key and dismal), "Meow Meow Lullabye" (what in God's name is this?), and "Telephone Song" (super if you're trying to torment someone in prison, perhaps).

What aggravates me so much is that there are at least three or four other songs on the CD that are great-- "At the Bottom of the Sea," "Starfish and Coffee," and "Your Attitude Toward Cuttlefish" are my favorites. I haven't taken the time to figure out if I can somehow copy the good songs onto a new CD, or if I'd need to buy the good songs again on iTunes and burn them (which I won't do, on principle, because I shouldn't have to pay twice just to EXCLUDE terrible songs).

I really don't like it when my children's music sounds like it was produced in a drug-addled midnight session. ("Yes, yes, let's get the English singer-songwriter whose last cult album was called 'Sex, Food, Death and Tarantulas' to do his song about trains for our new CD. Hey, it has trains! Kids will think it's about Thomas the Tank Engine! Even though the lyrics say things like "The leaves fall so suddenly/The sun sets at four o'clock/Exactly what I'm dreading" and other such things that have no use whatsoever in a children's song!")

Seriously, you go listen to the lyrics and music of that song and tell me where anyone thought this should be a children's song.

Sorry, I'm getting more riled up. I have to stop before I start frothing at the mouth and remove another star. There ARE some good songs on here, after all. It's just that the bad ones are very, very bad.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Kids music is coming along nicely, and some great artists are making music just for kids - check out several cds from they might be giants, and barenaked ladies. It's about time. We have some other kid cds that really grate on my nerves.

This cd is exceptional from sweet and silly to super fun. Our two favorites are Starfish and Coffee (which we sing often and every where) and Jon Lee Supertaster, (rock for kids). But this is one of our more favorite ride in the car cds alongside They Might Be Giants' - Here Come the ABCs.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars disappointed
Thought my 3 yr. Would like it. Frankly. Not for her age so we are not listening. Probably ok for older kids...
Published 13 months ago by A. Shanbhag
2.0 out of 5 stars Nice music but very slow for kids
Music is very slow for a kids cd. I figured it would be upbeat. I like the musicians but it is way to slow.
Published 13 months ago by Mindy Brow
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
We have both the first and second CDs. I love both of them, but think I like this one slightly more. It is not annoying, as most kids music is. Read more
Published on August 19, 2011 by shopper
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun
My kids love the first song on this albumn; "Different, Different, Different" is requested nearly every day, several times a day... And I still like it. Read more
Published on January 4, 2011 by J. Lynch
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun kid music for the whole family
We love this compilation of music; our favorite family cd hands down. We have a 5 year old and a 3 year old, and we all, including adults, really enjoy this cd. Read more
Published on November 9, 2009 by Christina L. Mann
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Hit From "For the Kids"!
I already owned the first edition of this CD...and my 1 1/2 year-old son loved it. He loves this one too! Very well done & highly recommended!
Published on August 4, 2009 by Kimberly M. Krangnes
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for everyone.
Our 5yr old loves it as much as her 7yr old sister. We have all enjoyed it. My husband has even learned to play one of the songs on the guitar.
Published on January 13, 2009 by K. Page
5.0 out of 5 stars You will like this too
Buy this. You will like it. It does not get old.
Great driving music. Great sing a long music.
And you don't feel lame. Crank up "Everybody Came" to hear the faux-tuba
Published on December 12, 2008 by DCST
3.0 out of 5 stars Fair
Some songs are great - like the Hoppity Song! Others are for adults, not kids.
Published on August 27, 2008 by Mom in Toddler Bliss
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
I love this CD as much as my kids. I even listen to it when the kids aren't in the car. Highly recommend. Read more
Published on August 5, 2008 by C. Fisher
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