Steve Songs’ “Orangutan Van” (music review)


The long wait is over! Award-winning kids’ musician SteveSongs — known and loved by millions of families throughout the country as “Mr. Steve,” co-host of the nationally broadcast PBS KIDS preschool destination — has just released his eighth CD, Orangutan Van.

Orangutan Van continues the SteveSongs tradition of great melodies, catchy lyrics, and playful humor, all wrapped up into what WERS-FM’s The Playground called “a lovingly created concoction of fun and smart.”

“Smart” captures the essence of the respect shown to Steve’s work. Steve Roslonek, who performs as SteveSongs, is committed to entertaining while educating, laughing while learning.

Steve explains, “Laughter is important, and a lot of the songs on Orangutan Van are really fun. There’s a subtraction song about Dan, Stan, flanana flavored flan and an 11-seat orangutan van, there’s a sing-along to celebrate the Grumps when they come to visit, and Silly Vanilli (from my album Marvelous Day) is back to explain why ‘A is for Silly.’ But as funny as many of these songs are, they’re imbued with lessons that I hope will resonate with kids, reinforcing similar messages that they hear from parents, teachers, or mentors.”

Our Thoughts…

How great it was to discover Steve’s newest CD Orangutan Van. We had only heard of Steve before between shows on PBS in the morning hours. And between those shows were some of my kids favorite times because both my 4 year old and my 2 year old love listening to Steve Songs!

On this album, “A for Silly” is our favorite song! This fun song goes through the Alphabet saying things like “B is for chilly” and says because a cold breeze makes you go brr. D is what you call a piece of rain, a drop! And L is for Love.  It’s really quite clever and we love it! My two year old son kept saying that’s alphabet song Mommy and my daughter just giggled at it’s silliness. I appreciated as well how other songs are quite interactive and the lyrics engaging. Overall an enjoyable album sure to be played over and over in our home.

Want to learn more about SteveSongs? Check out his website!

Buy it:  You can order your very own Orangutan Van album HERE!

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