Picks and Pans Review: Lamb Chop's Sing-Along, Play-Along

updated 10/10/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/10/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

"Mom, does this tape go on forever?" asked Kate, 6. Her brother, Nick, 2, had long since fled the room. Not even these dedicated videophiles—usually up for singing along even with beer commercials—could be persuaded to croon with Shari Lewis and her puppet pals in this 45-minute tape. It involves a group of children, aged 3 to 7, frolicking in a park with Lewis' puppets—Lamb Chop, Charlie Horse and Hush Puppy. Lamb Chop's sweetness is tough to resist, but for very young viewers she's on the bland side. Despite an occasional perky number among the original Norman Martin songs—Mom rather enjoyed the anatomy tune The Body Song, for one—the tape also lacks the wit and visual flair of, say, the Wee Sing or Kidsongs series. (Fries, $14.95; 800-331-6839)

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