As the title suggests, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer's Bon Appétit! Musical Food Fun introduces kids to the world of food, exploring the different meals of the day, how you get your food, and how to eat right with a smorgasbord of musical styles. "Breakfast Power" emphasizes the importance of the first meal of the day with a '30s jazz-inspired beat and melody; "Big Strong Muscles" has an appropriately gutsy, honky tonk sound. Most of Bon Appétit! features Fink and Marxer originals, such as the folky, sweetly silly "Water" and the swing-y "Hula Hoop," although there are a few musical nods, such as "The Garden Song" and "Potato," a song about spuds set to the melody of "The Mexican Hat Dance." Other highlights include "A Little Taste of This, a Little Taste of That," "Five a Day," and "The Food Pyramid." A cute, quirky album, Bon Appétit! offers children an education in nutrition and different kinds of music at the same time.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares