Wild and Woolly Wiggle Songs – Reviews

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Wild and Woolly Wiggle Songs

Product Details

  • Genre: Kids/Family: General Children’s Music
  • Release Date: 2000
  • CD: 14 Songs
  • UPC #687066000429
 

Reviews

“When it comes time to shake, shake, shake the bags of rice, turn on some fun dancing music to shake to. I recommend the song “Ants in Your Pants” from Wild And Woolly Wiggle Songs by Johnette Downing. This is one of my and my son’s favorite kids’ songs ever! The words to the song goes something like this:

“There’s ants in your pants, you can’t get ’em out so shake, shake, shake. There’s ants in your pants, you can’t get ’em out so shake, shake, shake. There’s ants in your pants, you can’t get ’em out, turn your body inside out. There’s ants in your pants, you can’t get ’em out so shake, shake, shake.”

It continues with “shrews in your shoes” and other animals and critters in your clothes. Beware: You’ll sure to be singing this song all day long because your preschooler will want to hear it over, and over, and over again.”

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“Distinctive country-flavored vocals and gentle educational touch are Downing’s trademark and here her Louisiana rhythms and creative lyrics give effervescent life to one of the staples of children’s music – animals. A moody chameleon sings, “I’ve Got the Blues Baby, I’ve Got the Blues All Over;” a vegetarian iguana takes a trip down south (“I’m going to Tijuana with an iguana…”) and if you can’t get rid of the “ants in your pants, shrews in your shoes or snails on your nails,” you’d better “shake, shake, shake,” sings Downing.”

Lynne Heffley, The Los Angeles Times

“Johnette Downing offers a recording of fourteen original songs about animals. Children will enjoy learning the names of these animals as they sing and move to this music. Wild and Woolly Wiggle Songs includes a variety of musical styles from traditional folk to rock and Zydeco. This is a fun recording!”

Darla Hanley, Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media

“With her Louisiana country and Cajun cadences, her whimsically educational lyrics and tuneful melodies, Johnette Downing gets inside the skins of some rather unusual animals. A depressed chameleon has “the blues all over,” a “cool cat: froggie be-bops on his lily pad, and an iguana is a traveling companion on a trip to Tijuana. Downing sings about a smart little bookworm, sebras, ants in your pants, shrews in your shoes; she also sings “that animals need caring hands.” Nonsensical or soulful, all of Downing’s songs have a message of respect and love for the creatures of the earth.”

Lynne Heffley, The Los Angeles Times