a Great Ol' Guy
THE GILA MONSTER IS CHILDREN'S POPULAR HERO
the Gila Monster is a hit! Children's musician Persephone has converted "America's
Aztec Lizard" into a whimsical singing character. You'll hear the "unique
personality," words and music of Harvey on Persephone's recording "Kid at
Heart," available on cassette tape and compact disc.
"Everybody loves the song," Persephone says of Harvey the Gila Monster. "People
always want to hear it-at schools, in homes, at my public appearances. They
all love Harvey."
created the character Harvey the Gila Monster for music students at a Jewish
pre-school in Scottsdale, Arizona. To her original tune, she added a special
twist to the age-old Jewish song "Hava Nagila." Accompanied by Persephone's
piano and a bouzouki (a Greek stringed instrument), this lively and playful
song celebrates the Gila Monster as a likeable guy with "good personality."
"I love animals and follow a live-and-let-live philosophy of mutual respect,"
Persephone says. Her message to children is: Don't judge the Gila Monster
just because he might look scary. He won't bite you unless you scare him.
As her lyrics say: "Have a Gila Monster as your friend." Look for Harvey in
concert with Persephone. You can't miss him-he'll have a turned-up tail, beaded
black-and-orange skin, and may even be wearing a tuxedo!
Harvey loves to have fun and play with you! You can e-mail Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org.