Here's a relative rarity in the children's music world: a good-for-you album that tastes good, too. The field is crowded with many a well-meaning singer-with-a-mission, bent on drumming eco-awareness, self-esteem, and good manners into impressionable little minds, but the records themselves are frequently tedious. Not this one, though: Folk artist John McCutcheon, who composed BIGGER THAN YOURSELF with fellow folkie/activist Si Kahn, entertains kids rather than hectoring them, as he extols the virtues of working together for the common good. McCutcheon's nutritious-and-delicious approach is embodied in leadoff cut, "I Got a Dime," a bluesy, slide-guitar-accented tune. It effectively illustrates how getting classmates to pool their spare change to buy ice cream works on the same principle as persuading communities to collaborate on building homes and playgrounds. Stressing compassion as well as can-do industriousness, McCutcheon offers kids real-life, reasonable suggestions for how they can make the world a better place.