Rated for ages two and up, Shoo Fly is a collection of whimsical songs that should easily appeal to young children. It's unclear from the album's liner notes whether the featured vocalists are young or old, which is strange, because it's equally difficult to tell from their cloyingly high voices. While this is a little disconcerting for adults, children likely won't mind. The collection remains upbeat throughout, with the faux bluegrass of "Oh Susanna," "Arkansas Traveler," and the title track standing out. "Roll Over (Six in the Bed)" is a fun singalong, and even if the percussion is synthesized throughout, it gives the songs some much-needed bottom end.
AllMusic Review by Johnny Loftus