Katherine Dines | Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta: GNU

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Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta: GNU

by Katherine Dines

Turn learning about American English into a musical adventure with 11 songs, two tongue twisters, language games, and more-- included in this recording for pure singalong fun.
Genre: Kids/Family: Educational
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1. Weird, Wild and Wacky Words
2:57 album only
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2. Oodles and Oodles of Noodles
2:55 album only
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3. Fots of Lun
0:11 album only
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4. Checking on the Chicken in the Kitchen
3:28 album only
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5. Am, Is, Are, Was, Were
1:17 album only
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6. The Very Scary Hairy Bear
3:57 album only
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7. Barbershop
0:08 album only
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8. Synanthomographs
2:01 album only
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9. Pig Latino
3:38 album only
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10. Pronoun Promenade
2:29 album only
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11. Tongue Twisters
0:38 album only
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12. Let's Ppppp-Punctuate
2:55 album only
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13. Trey Tres Cliche
3:55 album only
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14. Friends
2:41 album only

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Album Notes
English language learners will have an artful adventure with this recording-- the 4th in the award-winning Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta series. 11 songs, two tongue twisters, language games, and more are included for pure sing along fun. Adjectives, clichés, pronouns, punctuation and plenty of other language surprises abound. Try speaking Pig Latin in Spanish—and learning a song in American Sign Language!

CREDITS:
Dr. Toy’s Top Ten Best Audio Recordings for Children - 1997
First-Hand Family Choice Award

REVIEWS:
FAMILY TIMES BEST BUYS (Minnesota):
"Zany yet meaningful lyrics top off acoustic pop songs to rock the playground and make family trips easy going musical adventures."

LOS ANGELES TIMES by Lynn Heffley:
"Pronouns, synonyms and letter sounds are turned into musical fun by award-winning children’s songster, Katherine Dines in these imaginative, comic and educational songs for ages 4 and up. Vowels get a workout in “Oodles and Oodles of Noodles,” adjectives are memorable in “The very Scary hairy bear” and although rap rhythms have become almost obligatory in children’s music today, Dines uses the style to terrific effect on “Let’s PPPPPPPPPunctuate!”

MUSIC AND MOORE (A PARENT’S GUIDE TO KID’S MUSIC) - Nationally Syndicated Column by Deborah Moore:
"If you’re afraid your kids might forget everything they’ve learned in school over the summer, take heart. Award-winning Nashville songwriter and family entertainer Katherine Dines has produced and incredibly clever and undeniably fun educational album for kids. Dubbed “a language adventure,” kids might scoff at English being entertaining, but I guarantee alliteration, synonyms antonyms pronouns and punctuation have never been such a blast. The musical styles range from rap to rock to country. Intelligent, well-crafted lyrics and Dines’ warm, enthusiastic vocals, should delight children who love word play, tongue twisters and rhythm."

NASHVILLE PARENT MAGAZINE by Chad Young:
"Upon first listening to Katherine Dines’ latest offering, Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta GNU, it’s no wonder she has managed to become one of Nashville’s most beloved chidren’s artists. With a much more educational approach than she’s taken before, Dines really shines in songs such as “Weird Wild and Wacky Words” and “Am Is Are Was Were.” The music is predominantly upbeat and will have your youngster dancing down hallways and singing along."

MINNESOTA PARENT PICKS by Sharon Parker:
"Here’s a lively way to take youngsters beyond the “ABC’ song to explore the many facets of our language. Using acoustic instruments, simple accompaniment and a style that alternates between a folky and a country rock sound, Dines has fun with the sound of words and the rules of Language. “Oodles and Oodles of Noodles” repeats the same verse, substituting a different vowel sound each time. Songs have enough repetition to invite singalongs so children can get the basic idea, but the music is lively enough to avoid redundancy."

BALTIMORE’S CHILD - by Valerie Leonhart Smalkin (Received a 5 note rating) :
"Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta GNU! by Katherine Dines is designed for the the slightly older, slightly brighter child who, in Katherine’s words, delights in “the world of weird wild and wacky words.” Th opening rock-a-billy history of written communication is easy to listen to, informative and probably a must for third grade English teachers... It’s a good piece of work..."

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