Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz is taking a break from writing moody songs - to record an album for children.

The MR JONES star acquired the urge to provide kids with an LP of songs after earning a Golden Globe nomination for his ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE tune on the Shrek 2 soundtrack.

Unlike Madonna and JAMIE LEE CURTIS - who have written books for the youngsters of the world - Duritz is eager to adapt his songwriting to satisfy the junior market.

And he's convinced he'll have kids excitedly tapping their feet to his audio offering, after discovering his sister's children have a passion for music "even at their young age", reports website PAGESIX.COM.

23/12/2004 21:52