Clever lyrics and hot beats will get kids shaking their tail feathers and singing along to these songs about the fascinating lives of wild animals. Get the facts about adapting to desert life straight from the camel's mouth. Witness the wonders of metamorphosis, through the compound eyes of a monarch butterfly. Eavesdrop on the underwater drama of a cleaner wrasse and barracuda working out the wrinkles of their symbiotic relationship. *** Check out the Adaptation video at our web site **** A well-fed brown bear delivers an unapologetic verse about the pleasures of hibernation, 'Don't knock The Grizzle 'cuz I like to snooze / through the blizzards and freeze of the winder blues / It's none of our bizzle that I 'Rip Van Winkle' in a dry den until the April drizzles' M.C. Mammoth ponders the mysteries of extinction, 'How did Super Croc, who once ruled the block / and trolled up the banks like a 40 foot yacht / dining on dinos when they visited his spot / end up a skeleton embedded in rock?' PARENTING MAGAZINE - November 2004 'With streetwise rhythms and edgy lyrics, these 12 original songs are... are as informative as they are danceable' - Suelain Moy SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL - January 2005 'Biology facts are conveyed skillfully through 12 rap and hip-hop songs that are executed with such flair and cleverness that even the most jaded youngsters will be drawn in. Each song focuses on a different scientific concept and illustrates it with examples from nature. For example, a camel raps about his special features in 'Adaptation,' and a salamander lays down a groove about 'Regeneration.' The lyrics mimic rap and hip-hop stylings to perfection. The songs often gently parody popular hits. It isn't necessary to be familiar with the originals to enjoy these tunes, but the songs will illicit laughs from older listeners who recognize them. Exploring biological concepts as diverse as metamorphosis, the food chain, and camouflage, this album is definitely on the right track, and one can only hope that future collections on other subject are in the works.' - Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia.