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“What will you find in Shoebox Town? There will be a “little bitty fish (in a) little bitty pond,” a “zilli billionaire,” and “a sticky little lollipop (and) a little kitten curled up in daddy’s shoes.” It also has old-fashioned amusements like a “magic penny” and a merry carousel down by a pier. Tracy Newman’s follow-up to her equally excellent I Can Swing Forever reveals her gift for writing

The remarkable appeal of Tracy Newman's album, 'Shoebox Town,' stems in part from the way in which its songs so adeptly convey the magic with which youngsters experience the world. Catchy lyrics, rich harmonies, and carefully crafted melodies seamlessly serve up a variety of joyful moods and themes related to childhood.