Laurie Berkner’s Song and Story Kitchen weaves Laurie’s stories, original music, and age-appropriate themes into her fun-filled kitchen where she whips up yummy food, songs, and stories along with her good friend and sidekick, Thelonius Pig (Josiah Gaffney).
Each chapter in the multi-hour audio series revolves around a different food and story from the world of Juniper Fields -- the magical home of Laurie's friends Oscar Beebee the bumblebee, Layla Meeska the mouse, Tallulah Jones the dinosaur, and ferret cousins Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco. From there, Laurie adds in some of the greatest hits by The Laurie Berkner Band (with Susie Lampert - keyboard, Bob Golden - drums and percussion, and Brady Rymer - bass), brand new recordings, and story-based entertainment for kids aged 3-8.
Those familiar with Berkner's iconic songs, such as "We Are the Dinosaurs," "Victor Vito," "The Goldfish (Let's Go Swimming)," and "I'm Gonna Catch You," will hear the music throughout the series and recognize themes and imagery playfully reimagined in the vibrant world of Juniper Fields. Important lessons and takeaway themes include: Choose to be Kind, Express Yourself, Find a Way to Help, Self-Confidence, and Be Curious. Laurie Berkner is one of most popular children’s entertainers in the U.S. She and her band, The Laurie Berkner Band, have filled countless venues nationwide with adoring fans and sold millions of albums, songs, and videos.
Meet Laurie's Friends From Juniper Fields:
Oscar Beebee the bumblebee loves to read and spell
Layla Meeska the mouse loves to build things
Tallulah Jones the dinosaur loves to sing and make music
Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco love to invent things and investigate their world