Gary Pane a.k.a. "The Manatee Man" is a full time singer/songwriter and performer and an international award winning songwriter artist; but he started out as an educator and environmentalist. He became known as "The Manatee Man" after swimming with the manatees back in the 80's and writing profusely about them. The manatee songs from his first album entitled "Manatee Island" as well as the ones here on this album were embraced by many environmental agencies including Jimmy Buffett's own "The Save The Manatee Club", Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Outreach for Animals and the Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park. He has performed songs for years in many of the Florida Festivals including Crystal River Manatee Festival, Weeki Wachee Springs ("Home of the Mermaids") Swampfest, Blue Springs Manatee Festival,Apollo Beach Manatee Festival and MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) in Tampa Florida! To take his songs to the next level Gary sought out professional musicians to enhance and commercialize his music. Lead guitarists like Teddy Toye, John Leavell, and Corey Rubin; Professional keyboard player like Joe Porto, and top notch singers like Lucy Werner, Susie Porto and Yolanda Martinez make Gary's albums radio ready. Gary's music not only deals with environmental themes; but the many issues that kids and teachers deal with everyday and he does it in a very entertaining way! The album runs the gamut from wildly amusing in "I Hate Vegetables" to heartfelt pride in "My School". In the song "I Hate Vegetables" a grown up person finds out through his shrink that his dislike for vegetables came from childhood pressure to eat them. In the Rap track part of the song he remembers being "broccan'olied" as a kid. It's guaranteed to make you laugh. In "Brand New Bike" you can feel the anxiousness of the child to ride his new bike, as his father is putting it together and safety checking it. Listen to "Tie Your Shoes" and tell me who could write a song about tying shoes and make it more interesting? Gary cites several instances and mishaps in the song emphasizing the importance of tying shoes. The sound effects are hilarious! 13-year-old Lucy Werner, who could very well be a future "American Idol", sings a motivational Disney-like song called "Take A Chance". Lucy's now high school classmates lined up to buy the newly released album "It's A Kid's World" by "The Manatee Man" to show their support for their vocally gifted classmate. One of the most important songs on this album deals with the national school problem of bullying. The song "Bully Rap" will appeal to both adults and children who both deal with this emotionally scarring issue. School guidance counselors are using the song to help educate others about this increasing problem and one guidance counselor like the song so much he forwarded it to ASCA the (American School Counselor Association). This is by far the most interesting, fun and varied album you will ever buy! There's a song on it for everyone in the family, just listen!