The Winnie the Pooh-themed collection Best of Children's Favorites: Pooh's Top 40 Tunes surrounds classic children's songs with some new songs relating the adventures of Winnie and the rest of his friends from Pooh Corner. Rather confusingly, the collection also includes songs sung by other Disney characters, including Goofy (who sings quite a few songs here, including "I've Been Working on the Railroad" and "Camptown Races" among others) and Donald Duck, whose "Old Duck Donald" is nothing if not appropriate. Winnie the Pooh himself doesn't show up until the equally apt "Rumbly in My Tumbly," but this collection still manages to feature more of its star attractions than some of Disney's other singalong collections. Eeyore and Tigger also make themselves scarce on this album, but despite some of its faults, Best of Children's Favorites: Pooh's Top 40 Tunes does feature some interesting track choices, such as "The Sidewalks of New York," "The Wabash Cannonball," "The Green Grass Grew All Around," "Big Rock Candy Mountain," and "Brother, Come and Dance With Me." At 40 tracks long, Best of Children's Favorites: Pooh's Top 40 Tunes might be too much of a good thing, but overall it's a fairly entertaining collection for kids and parents alike.
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