Age: 23 months
"Shoes, shoes, shoes."
Maggie chants while doing a rhythmic yet fit-like dance and points to her feet during Half Man Half Biscuit's David Wainwright's Feet. It's more the gleeful trance of an ecstatic clubber than a toddler's sway. So far so good then although admittedly our reviewer had just that morning responded in the same way to the washing machine on spin cycle.
"I like the one about eating cakes best."
Franz Ferdinand's Jackie Jackson, a cautionary tale about a gluttonous boy, is Tom's favorite. He also liked the Barcelona Pavilion's tidying-up song. "I put on Tidy Up Tidy Up when I clean my room, and Franz Ferdinand when eating cakes," says Tom. "I like my CD, all my other music is babyish but Daddy keeps stealing it."
"I like everything about this song. What's a ninja?"
Four Tet's Go Go Ninja Dinosaur! is a hit with Georgina, but her favorite tune is Belle and Sebastian's The Monkeys Are Breaking Out the Zoo. "The music is nice it's happy. The monkeys get away up to the hills, and they fly kites. I like the tiptoeing bit, and the chorus." [Georgina then perfectly mimics the chorus.]
"I'm not sure it would really encourage me to tidy my room."
Hannah isn't buying the parental propaganda of Tidy Up Tidy Up, although she finds the Kooks' The King & I "O.K., a good tune." Our most mature reviewer is a hard nut to crack: "Snow Patrol are better off sticking to what they are good at." Maybe they should have aimed for a younger audience.