If kids had their way, all school teachers could be as zany and fun as Jack Forman, Daron Henry and Drew Holloway.
These Seattle educators make up the "kindie rock" band Recess Monkey, and these guys are as popular with adults as they are with youngsters.
Their music has a Beatlesque pop sound that's fun to listen and dance to. And their songs are educational, entertaining and silly to keep kids entertained.
But it's the silliness that makes their performances so entertaining, say parents and teachers.
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Recess Monkey makes their annual mini tour through the Mid-Columbia in August, stopping at libraries in the Tri-Cities, Connell and Sunnyside.
The group's music has been praised by critics with USA Today, AOL's Parent Dish, National Public Radio and others. And the praise doesn't just come from their pop/rock music and silly songs, but also for their energetic stage presence.
All their concerts are free. Here's where Recess Monkey will perform:
-- Aug. 3: 10 a.m. at the Keewaydin branch of the Mid-Columbia Libraries, 405 S. Dayton St., Kennewick.
-- Aug. 3: 2 p.m. at the West Richland branch of the Mid-Columbia Libraries, 3803 W. Van Giesen St.
-- Aug. 3: 7 p.m. at Central Park, 559 S. Fourth St., Sunnyside.
-- Aug. 4: 10:30 a.m. at the Connell Library, 118 N. Columbia St.
-- Aug. 4: 3 p.m. at the Pasco branch of the Mid-Columbia Libraries , 1320 W. Hopkins St.