Take me out of the bathtub and other silly dilly songs

by Katz, Alan.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv 782.42 K19
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
Call Number  Juv 782.42 K19
 
 
Summary
Well-known songs, including "Oh Susannah" and "Row Row Row Your Boat," are presented with new words and titles, such as "I'm So Carsick" and "Go Go Go to Bed."
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 3-6. Katz, a comedy writer who has worked on children's programming for Disney and Nickelodeon has created his own "silly dilly" versions of beloved childhood tunes. Kids will rejoice in the hilarious, "I'm Filthy, I'm Dirty," sung to the tune of "It's Raining, It's Pouring," and parents have songs to celebrate, too: "Go Go Go to Bed" is a clever remake of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." With the possible exception of the lesser-known "Polly, Put the Kettle On," most children will be familiar with the original versions of these songs, which will make it easy for them to join right in. Catrow's animated double-spread pictures are at least as silly as the song lyrics, offering action-filled scenes bursting with odd-looking creatures. For an easy enrichment activity, have kids create a silly-dilly adaptation of their own. --Lauren Peterson"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Songwriter and television comedy writer Katz provides ludicrous lyrics to 14 traditional tunes, offering playful parodies on some familiar routines. To the tune of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," a boy wearing roller skates claims he has been soaking so long in the tub that he "used one, two, three bars of soap/ Take me out... I'm clean!" Other amusing entries include "I've Been Cleaning Up My Bedroom" (sung to "I've Been Working on the Railroad"), in which a girl tidies her room by shoving all of her belongings "out the door," which Catrow (She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head!) interprets quite literally (he shows her bureau, goldfish, etc., piling up in the back yard), and "Give Me a Break" (sung to the tune of "Home on the Range"), introducing a child whose library book is long overdue. A few songs do not scan so well (e.g., this verse set to the tune of "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean": "My brother flicks peas with his fork and/ They zip down my shirt with a splat/ Next I see a big piece of pork land/ On my head like it's a new hat!"). But the subjects (a sibling with a stinky diaper, a youngster who refuses to go to bed, a cranky poodle think "Yankee Doodle") teamed with Catrow's outlandish illustrations, as hyperbolic as the words, will have kids giggling as they sing. Ages 2-6. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Children's songs -- United States -- Texts.
Humorous songs -- Texts.
Publisher New York :Scholastic,2002
Edition 1st Scholastic printing.
Contributors Catrow, David.
Language English
Description 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 0439442559
9780439442558
0439434122
9780439434126
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