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CityBeat - Zak Morgan admits that criticism of his music, the totality of it aimed at the children’s market, has a detrimental effect on his self-esteem. Given the unvarnished honesty of children, the irony of Morgan’s sensitivity juxtaposed with his chosen audience isn’t lost on him. “A kid came up to me last year and said, ‘How come on your video you look young and today you look old?’ ” Morgan recalls with a laugh. “I was tickled. I said, ‘Today I am old!’ And he went, ‘Oh!’”
CityBeat - There is a perfect formula for children’s music; like with kids’ films these days, many artists try to hard to make their albums “parent friendly” and tend to go overboard, while those who “dumb things down” tend to be the most annoying. Morgan’s gift is finding the perfect balance.
The Cincinnati Enquirer - The beauty of Morgan’s style is that adults are entertained as well, chuckling along to Morgan’s inventive vocabulary. The hokey pokey, or Barney, this is not. It owes more to the storytelling of Shel Silverstein, or Roald Dahl, Morgan’s two main influences.
Shakefire.com - “A stellar album that was one part musical genius and another part fantastic storytelling. The mastery of the album though is Morgan’s ability to narrate story through his songs. Not only are these whimsical little tunes with quirky tales interwoven between each note, but amazing stories that have depth, detail, and a masterful storyteller.”
Cincinnati Family - “Morgan goes all out with zany songs that include everything from a back-to-school anthem to the tale of Nicola Picariello, the friendly barber of the jungle.”
A Nation of Moms - “If you listen closely to the lyrics, you will find yourself chuckling, smiling and perhaps laughing in delight!”
Cherry Blossoms - “This album has it all. The music is tight, the words have depth. It's fun but it's also educational."
ABCD Diaries - “A fantastic way to introduce kiddos to many different styles of music. These songs are educational and funny, the perfect combination in my book. A+!”
Mommas Bacon - “Catchy, interesting and even educational music to show children that learning is fun and being creative is important.”
Mommy on a Shoestring - “Rich with terrific stories that will only get better the more kids listen.”