I love this crazy show! I really love that it covers so many different musical genres. My son loved the opera episode and was utterly enthralled! Being a bad mummy though I still haven't got around to buying a Kiri Te Kanawa CD for him. This Zingzillas Banana Phone just screams fun though, and it is available for half price right now at Amazon - £5 instead of £9.99.
Just who or what is a Zingzilla? Well, if you've a child in your life who's CBeebies age, then you'll already know the answer to that one. If you're buying a Christmas gift for someone else's child here's the lowdown from the BBC website.
Zak, Tang, Panzee and Drum are music sensation ZingZillas. On their island paradise, this band of primate friends (yes, they're people in Monkey suits. What's not to like?) live to play fantastic music. With the help of their mentor, music guru DJ Loose, they create their unique ZingZilla sound just in time for their daily performance, The Big Zing.
As well as these regular island dwellers, the island is visited in every episode by a different musical guest. Ranging from opera singer, Sarah Connolly and a full concert orchestra to the jazzy scatting of Dame Cleo Laine, dance numbers by Jugnu Bhangra or cool slap bass riffs by Jamiroquai bassist, Stuart Zender - to mention but a few.
Children can have fun pressing the butttons on the banana phone to hear 20 zinging ZingZilla sounds and phrases. The set includes a cool phone charm.
The phone does require three AAA batteries (included for demonstration purposes only). According to Amazon, colours and styles may vary. The toy is recommended for ages 3 years and over.
Thanks to millarcat at HUKD!