I am going to say right here and right now that this particular cd is one of the luckiest purchases I have ever made. I bought it from the op-shop with absolutely no idea what I was buying and boy did it come up shining.
Although definitely children's music, in my opinion, it is very "Parent Friendly" and doesn't go for the demeaning custey hook. The music is lively and engaging but the real treasure here is the lyrics of the songs. They are wonderfully full of "real" information and vocabulary.
If it wasn't for this cd I would have no idea how to tell a leopard from a cheetah, well now I do. Much of it is storytelling from the animal's point of view. Due to this there is quite a bit of animals talking/singing to the audience but apart from the very emotive "A Lion has a Right to be free", and the two meercats falling in love, I would say that the way it has been handled in a pretty low key way by sticking mostly to observable behaviour rather than "feelings".
Overall I am really happy to have this in our collection.