Reviewed for Kindergarten, 2007

Parents who shop in the alt rock section will feel right at home with Brady Rymer, a former roots-rock musician who's made the switch to children's music. The title track, describing all the kooky ways birthdays are celebrated across the world, is an instant favorite. Rymer shared the stage with the likes of Bob Dylan and Dave Matthews before parenthood brought him off the road. This CD holds all the wonder of the best children's music, with some of the soul of your pre-parenting favorites. (Bumblin' Bee Records, $15)