Roseanne Barr played a one-of-a-kind mother on prime time television's Roseanne
in the late 1980's and her entrance to the children's music market is no less unique. The harsh, almost raspy tone quality that made Roseanne seem so believable as a frustrated, loud-mouthed television mother is also evident in Roseanne's singing voice. While her distinctive tone quality is used to good effect in songs like "No Monsters Allowed" and "I'm Gonna Tell on You" which are sung from the point of view of querulous young children, it isn't particularly pleasant listening. The themes of the songs vary from outright disobedience and obnoxious behavior ("Don't Do It") to the fantastical ("Down on the Donut Farm") to the appreciation of natural beauty and all that is good in classics like "Popcorn Poppin'" and "Three Little Birds." The visuals run the gamut from Roseanne dressed up like a child in a blanket sleeper to full animation to puppetry, and the music styles include rock, jazz and country. Roseanne Barr fans with young children may get a kick out of Rockin' with Roseanne - Calling All Kids
, but it's definitely not your typical warm and fuzzy children's musical collection. Selections can be viewed with or without on-screen lyrics. (Ages 2 to 7) --Tami Horiuchi
Everyones favorite TV mom is back with a brand-new sing-along-fun music video adventure! Join Roseanne Barr as she sings old favorites and awesome new tunes featuring a blend of live-action, colorful animation, funny puppets, crazy costumes and more. Theres rock, reggae, country western, boogiewoogie, blues and beyond, all starring, tons of kids, and the one-and-only, Roseanne herself! Kids will sing and dance along while they learn about eating right, doing what theyre told, visiting the doctor, not being afraid of the dark, and just having super- silly fun, Roseanne style!