Kitty Cat Under My Wheelchair introduces you to a new friend named Jamey who loves his cat and new puppy. Even though getting around in his wheelchair might have its challenges, Jamey shows us just how much fun a summer can be with his family and friends. He plays at the park, splashes in a pool, goes whale watching, makes a new friend and catches fireflies too. These recordings are imaginative, life-affirming and positive.
From our NAPPA music judge: “Sure, there are songs about cats – and dogs, whales, and even fireflies too – but this album has more in its mind than animals and insects. Kitty Cat revolves around a kid named Jamey who gets around in a wheelchair. The 20 tracks basically alternative between a short spoken-word pieces voiced by Pullara as Jamey and the songs relating to the narration. While particularly empowering for special needs kids, all listeners can relate to these songs, which demonstrate how Jamie can do everyday things (like playing in a pool or going whale watching). Standing out in this set of summer-y songs are “My Buddy” (addressing themes of friendship and belonging) and “If Every Cookie Was Perfect” (which uses cookie crumbles as a metaphor for the upside of something not being perfect). Pullara’s latest CD is a wonderful, big-hearted album.”