Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cool Kidsongs: Really Rosie

Carole King: Really Rosie

Carole King: Pierre


Remember when you were younger and wanted to put on a show? - through the combined magical genius of a favorite author of children's books and a famous composer of pop music, Rosie and the Nutshell Kids do exactly that...

A half-hour animated television special aired in 1975, based on Maurice Sendak's books The Nutshell Library and The Sign on Rosie's Door and directed by Sendak, with Carole King (of Tapestry fame) voicing the title character.

The story revolves around a demonstrative little girl who used to sing and dance on the stoop of her building, which Sendak observed while he was a little boy growing up in Brooklyn - the plot follows a hot July Saturday in the life of neighborhood friends Pierre, Alligator, Johnny, and Chicken Soup, who are bored... and Rosie, the self-proclaimed sassiest kid on the block of Brooklyn's Avenue P, who entertains everyone by imagining herself as directing and starring in a movie musical about her exciting, dramatic, funny (and slightly exaggerated) life....

"A kids' album even grown-ups can love. A." ~ Entertainment Weekly

"Captivates taller listeners as well." ~ People

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