Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Really Rosie

Really Rosie

1999 Music
Ages: All Ages
Performed By: Carole King
CD Price: $11.98
Tape Price: $5.98
Review:
What a joy! Carole King's 1975 pop album, based on Maurice Sendak's book,"Really Rosie Starring the Nutshell Kids," has returned, and it's available for the first time on CD. Newly mastered, this release (originally on Lou Adler's Ode Records label) is a series of memorably written and performed songs revolving around 10-year-old, "great big deal" Rosie. The leader supreme of her Brooklyn block, Rosie gives credit to "My Simple, Humble Neighborhood" for her greatness, harbors a fierce wish to be Mrs. Dracula ("The Awful Truth"), and celebrates "Chicken Soup With Rice." There are others, too: Pierre, the "I Don't Care" kid, who encounters a lion and loses his apathy; "Alligators All Around" who help with the alphabet; and Johnny, star of the quirky counting song, "One Was Johnny," who chases off rowdy guests because he lives a solitary life "and liked it like that." King and Sendak are an absolutely irresistible team, and their magic is for adults and kids alike.
Lynne Heffley   ©1999 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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