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Lisa, we missed you.

Lisa Loeb (and her iconic, adorable cat-eye glasses) burst into popular consciousness in 1994 with the smash single “Stay (I Missed You).” She apparently didn’t fall off the face of the earth since then: Lisa Loeb’s Silly Sing-Along: The Disappointing Pancake and Other Zany Songs (Sterling, January) will have children of this decade—and their nostalgic parents—rocking out to the quirky musician’s latest tunes.

The songs (some original, others renditions of classics) on the included CD are incredibly varied, with styles ranging from rock-and-roll to acoustic folk; the book itself contains the lyrics alongside Ryan O’Rourke’s illustrations and suggestions for paired activities and games. There’s even a recipe for a coconut cream dessert to go with the song “I’m a Little Coconut.”

Looking for a kid- and parent-friendly distraction on your next family road trip? Your old pal Lisa’s got you covered with this catchy, funny, participatory sing-along romp.

Katrina Hedeen About Katrina Hedeen

Katrina Hedeen is associate editor of The Horn Book Guide and manager of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards.



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  1. […] winter, overcome with mid-nineties nostalgia, I excitedly blogged about Lisa Loeb’s Silly Sing-Along: The Disappointing Pancake and Other Zany Songs (Sterling, January 2012). The cute bespectacled songstress is back with another picture book/CD […]

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