Who is the piggle? And more importantly, will it end up on a bun? To find out, follow Sam and Sally in the search for Zoey, their unusual dog with a fondness for reading and a deep appreciation of art. In this adventure, they will meet the lonely, sensitive Yok-Yok Man and the impish, capricious oygoys ruled by their king, 'The Grumpiness.'
What It Is: This 16-track, storytelling album features singer-songwriter Alain Le Lait, a native of France. Songs include “We Caught a Piggle,” “Your Grumpiness” and, of course, “Sam and Sally Meet the Yok-Yok Man.”
What We Thought: A mom reviewer and her 3-year-old daughter who listened to this album found it “a little off the beaten path,” with new, unfamiliar characters and stories that didn’t always seem to make sense. There’s some interesting instrumentation, though, and the music has twinges of a Beatles influence — a quality that may bring parents closer to enjoying it along with their kids!
What Others Thought: RadioIndy.com applauded this album as “just the right musical entertainment for kids/family fun,” with crisp, energetic vocals. The reviewer found the musicality creative, with nice harmonies and instrumentation that support “amusing,” child-friendly lyrics.
Why They’ll Want It: While this album may not have universal appeal, it certainly lends musical creativity. Kids are bound to enjoy the story aspect, really getting to know the characters and follow their adventures through the entire album. — Julie L. Jones, 12-15-09