15 Songs sung by Junior Asparagus and Friends! As bedtime snuggle-partners go, a stalk of asparagus may rate only slightly higher than a porcupine or cactus. But Junior Asparagus, the VeggieTales cartoon, takes getting tucked in one step further. Together with his sweet-voiced Mommy Asparagus and a chorus of kid friends, he serenades with a 15-song slumber party that, come lights-out for little aspara-guy, severs itself into split-track format so at-home snoozers can sing along a second time. An intoxicatingly spare, simple "Twinkle, Twinkle" gives way to "Brahms' Lullaby" and the lovey-dovey "A Bushel and a Peck." Then the perfectly kid-friendly Carpenters' classic "(They Long to Be) Close to You" drifts us ever closer to dreamland before a six-song section of Christian lullabies crops up. Originals "My Day," "Thankfulness Song," and "God's Love" march us through a series of preschool tribulations, ponderings, and praises; and traditional songs "God Is So Good" and "Love Him in the Morning" set a compass toward the spiritual for final thoughts. But it's the last five tunes that slip listeners the heaviest dose of sleep serum. Mommy Asparagus's loving "One in a Million" and "All Through the Night" lead directly to the Land of Nod's doorstep, and the reassuring "Think of Me" rings the bell. Be it bedtime or not, count on kids 2 to 5 (and not just the cruciferous kind) cozying up to Junior and his jolly green band. The record that answers the prayers of parents seeking chill-out music for the churchgoing child has arrived.