What a Zoo! (**GIVEAWAY*)

Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights “What a Zoo” CD is full of bouncy songs about all kinds of animals and insects (real and imagined).  I love the way the music grabs your attention so you have no idea you are learning!  Picking favorites was difficult, but here are some of our favorite songs from this album:


Who knew you could write such a fun song about mosquitoes?  This song had the kids laughing about the lyrics and dancing around the room singing about mosquitoes.  Zzzzzz is for mosquito sounds and definitely not for boring!

Froggie Went A Courtin’

The unusual beat and accompaniment will make you sit up and take notice!  I already knew the words, but the new setting was wonderful.  Spent the rest of the day with it stuck in my head!

Happy as a Clam

This little ditty brings to light all the phrases, similies and metaphors about animals that we use in everyday conversations!  I had no idea there were so many!


Ever heard this word?  It cracks me up.  This is a delightful song about a menu addition for people who don’t eat meat.  It will have you shaking your tail feathers while you sing “Wobble, wobble, wobble not gobble, gobble, gobble”!

My Butterfly

This song actually uses the words metamorphosize and chrysalis in the lyrics.  Once again, the kids are so busy singing, they have no idea they are learning science and new vocabulary!  Good stuff!

This album was so much fun, that I found myself (an adult) singing and dancing with my kids.  I even shook my tail feathers when the Tofurky song was playing!  “What a Zoo!” will definitely be on the list of albums to play over and over on road trips.  I never expected that as an adult I could enjoy a kid-oriented album so much!

PRE-ORDER your copy today for $15!  This album ships on or before April 12, 2011.

Tracks include:

01) Mosquitoes
02) Legs
03) Froggie Went A Courtin’ (Featuring Secret Agent 23 Skidoo)
04) Big Blue Whale
05) Happy As a Clam
06) Hummingbird
07) Sea Cow
08) Possum
09) Tofurky Song
10) If You Go
11) Animals in Concert
12) My Butterfly
13) Pony Boy
14) Wimoweh

If you like this album, check out Joanie’s other albums.  I know I am going to be hunting them down!

**Win** What a Zoo courtesy of Waldmania!


To enter, visit the Joanie Leeds website and tell me one thing you learned about her.

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    Joanie was a musical theatre major at Syracuse University!

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    Joined the Joanie Leeds fan club on FB!!

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    Following Joanie on Twitter!

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    I already follow A Nation of Moms on Twitter (@emandelsmom)!

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    I like A Nation of Moms on FB!

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    I joined the community and posted a comment here: http://theblogfrog.com/955699/forum/94123/how-many-kids.html I am excited to get more involved too!

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    Rachel Obrokta says:

    I learned she is also working on a children’s book now and she sounds like a lot of fun!

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    Rachel Obrokta says:

    I like you on facebook (Ra Kat Obro)

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    I learned she managed a Gymboree in Manhattan – Yikes! Not a job I could do.

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    I like A Nation of Moms on FB!

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    Joanie traded in night clubs for kids. What a great trade!

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    I receive the Nation of Mom’s blog via e-mail.

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    sue klingseis says:

    Joanie was a bartender.

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    She is working on a kids book.

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    I subscribe to A Nation of Moms blogazine via email.

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    I learned that Joanie managed one of the Manhattan Gymboree locations!

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    I am a facebook fan of Nation of Moms

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    I am an email subscriber

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    Karen Gonyea says:

    Joanie was a musical theatre major at Syracuse University !!

    And I live in Syracuse :)

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    ACMommy3 says:

    I learned that Joanie is working on a children’s book! :-)


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