It’s National Reading Month and to celebrate Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke
you can listen to a bit of their rockin’ song, “Animal Alphabet” from their highly acclaimed release, Pleased to Meet You
Additionally, Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke have paired up with Mibblio to produce an Animal Alphabet mibblet (Mibblio’s animated musical story book) for iPhones and the iPad.
Through gorgeous illustrations and clever use of alliteration, Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke’s “Animal Alphabet” sets in motion the foundation for language development and reading. Although there are many renditions of the alphabet song out there, Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke quickly capture their audience’s attention with creative language like “…nautical narwhals nuzzling noses.” And thanks to Mibblio’s interactive musical interface, kids can jam along with the animal alphabet band, too. When we were done jammin’ with the band, Em and I made good use of the mibblet’s pause button to practice reading at our own pace while further admiring Key Wilde’s glorious artwork.
This is one artistically arranged animal alphabet adventure you won’t want to miss.
A new video from Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke with a fun twist on counting. All of the elements that make this dynamic duo so interesting are once again featured in this video: colorful graphics and animation, clever rhyming and a great sense of humor. There is even a trip to France complete with a French accent as 8 red ants “dance ze night away” on the Champs-Élysées.
Although the title of the video is called “One Fat Frog,” those familiar with the duo’s existing work will recognize the song as “Counting One To Ten” from their 2010 release, Rise and Shine (an excellent and highly recommended piece of work). Listeners not previously acquainted with their work, well, you’re in for a treat.
Want to hear more? The 11 Rise and Shine tracks are available for purchase (CD comes packaged with a board book) from Little Monster Records. The album is also available for purchase or download from Amazon.com and iTunes.
You can also view a video for the single, “Animal Alphabet,” here.
[Courtesy of Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke via YouTube]
“Animal Alphabet” from Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke presents a beautifully illustrated video with all original artwork done by Key Wilde. Once you get past longing for a giant poster of it all, you realize how punk the song is. It rocks and I love the literary approach they take in describing each animal. Although there are many renditions of the alphabet song out there, none have an “…unusual unicorn in his underwear.” I like how the children chime in at the end of the song singing the alphabet in reverse which is always a fun game to play (even as a grown-up). After listening to this song, you can be sure your kids will learn their letters with a smile! Kids 0-4 should get a kick out of this artistically arranged animal alphabet adventure.
You can learn more about Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke at the Little Monster Records site.
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