Going, Going, Gone!: And Other Silly Dilly Sports Songs
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Going, Going, Gone!: And Other Silly Dilly Sports Songs

by Alan Katz
     
 


Calling all silly dilly fans!

Get ready to take a giant time-out for laughs, 'cause the bestselling creators of Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs and Are You Quite Polite? Silly Dilly Manners Songs are back again to silly-dilly-fy your world.

The crowd will go wild and join in the chorus, singing

Overview


Calling all silly dilly fans!

Get ready to take a giant time-out for laughs, 'cause the bestselling creators of Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs and Are You Quite Polite? Silly Dilly Manners Songs are back again to silly-dilly-fy your world.

The crowd will go wild and join in the chorus, singing sport new lyrics to childhood classics. From football to baseball, soccer to archery, there's a song for every court, field, and sporting occasion. No need to wear a helmet, and you don't even have to shout "Fore!" before singing the golf song!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sharon Oliver
Katz and Catrow (collaborators on a host of laugh-inducing sing-song books, including On Top of the Potty, Take Me Out of the Bathtub, I'm Still Here in the Bathtub, and Smelly Locker) provide another rollicking romp of silly songs, this time with a focus on sports. Using well-known tunes such as "Pop Goes the Weasel" and "Ring Around the Rosie," Katz's reworked lyrics follow a mostly bumbling crew through baseball, fishing, skating, and ten other sports. Fans of the pair's other song collaborations will be thrilled with this new offering. Children will easily relate to accomplishments of miniature golf as well as the trauma of waiting to be chosen (e.g., "Hope I get picked!") and the angst felt by an accidental archer who sends an arrow flying "right in my folks brand-new/sports car tire." Catrow's perfectly imperfect illustrations are almost better than the lyrics. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser, especially among those who do not always excel on the sports field. If their previous works are popular, you will need this one, too. And if you do not have the previous titles, you should get them. Reviewer: Sharon Oliver
School Library Journal

Gr 1-3

Katz and Catrow are back with another set of lowbrow song parodies. This time, they skewer athletic pursuits as their untalented protagonists struggle through baseball, fishing, bowling, archery, and eight other popular sports. Katz attempts to match the perverse genius of Shel Silverstein but falls short. Although billed as "silly dilly songs," his characters whine about how awful they are at every activity, and the verses are more annoying than humorous. Catrow's grotesque illustrations serve only to exaggerate the unappealing lyrics. Skip this one and steer patrons to Jack Prelutsky's Good Sports: Rhymes About Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More (Knopf, 2007).-Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416906964
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date:
02/24/2009
Edition description:
Repackage
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,303,744
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

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Meet the Author

Alan Katz has been a print and television comedy writer for more than twenty years. In addition to being a multiple Emmy nominee for his work on The Rosie O’Donnell Show and Disney’s “Raw Toonage,” he has written for children’s programming on Nickelodeon, ABC Television, Warner Brothers Animation’s Taz-Mania, and many others. Alan is the author of several adult humor books; he has written humorous essays for The New York Times and other publications. Alan lives in Weston, Connecticut, with his journalist wife, Rose, and their children Simone, Andrew, Nathan, and David. Visit him online at AlanKatzBooks.com.

David Catrow is the illustrator of numerous notable books for children, including the other Silly Dilly books, as well as Kathryn Lasky's She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head!, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Mr. Catrow is also a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist whose work appears in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Sun-Times, as well as in nine hundred other newspapers. He lives in Springfield, Ohio.

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