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Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs

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by Alan Katz
     
 

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Featuring hilarious parody lyrics set to well-known tunes, Alan Katz's award-winning Silly Dilly Songs have been sung by kids of all ages since 2001. Happily, the songbook that started it all - Take Me Out of the Bathtub - is now available in this fun-filled audio collection. Get ready to sing along and laugh your head off to tunes about food fights, messy bedrooms,

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Featuring hilarious parody lyrics set to well-known tunes, Alan Katz's award-winning Silly Dilly Songs have been sung by kids of all ages since 2001. Happily, the songbook that started it all - Take Me Out of the Bathtub - is now available in this fun-filled audio collection. Get ready to sing along and laugh your head off to tunes about food fights, messy bedrooms, stinky diapers and much more! Also look for I'm Still Here in the Bathtub, another collection of Silly Dilly Songs to sing and love!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
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) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
These new and wacky versions of old and familiar songs will provide hours of musical fun at home and in the classroom. Comedy writer Alan Katz gives us "Stinky Stinky Diaper Change" to sing to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," "Ripped My Favorite T-Shirt" to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot," and many more. There are enough food fights, mud, and messy rooms to sing about to guarantee universal kid appeal. Even more fun are the riotous pictures. Catrow's double paged watercolor and crayon spreads exude energy and absurdity galore. From the first sudsy boy in roller skates flying out of the bathtub to the last pea-green, misshapen, carsick toddler, readers will find themselves giggling with glee. Sheet music of the actual tunes would have been helpful to those of us who can't remember complete melodies to songs like "Oh, Susanna" and "I've Been Working on the Railroad." Readers will also need to work at fitting the words to the tunes, especially the first time through. While some renditions work better than others, all are well worth the effort. 2001, Margaret K. McElderry, $17.00. Ages 3 up. Reviewer: Betty Hicks
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-This hilarious collection goes straight to the heart of playground humor. What made "On Top of Spaghetti" such an integral part of popular culture is what makes these selections so equally successful. Well-known songs like "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean," and "I've Been Working on the Railroad" become-with a wink, a poke, and nod-"Take Me Out of the Bathtub," "The Yogurt Flies Straight from My Brother," and "I've Been Cleaning Up My Bedroom." Some of these transformations are so clever that kids will want to burst into song immediately. Imagine your next patron singing, "Oh give me a break/`Cause I made a mistake/And my library book's overdue" to the tune of "Home on the Range." The watercolor illustrations are equally entertaining, with exaggerated features and situations giving them a cartoon look. "Go Go Go to Bed" depicts an exhausted mom slumped in a chair with toys and a child literally bouncing off the ceiling above her. There's something here to tickle most funny bones.-Jane Marino, Scarsdale Public Library, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher
Rosie O'Donnell As a kid who grew up thinking "Baby, baby, stick your head in gravy" was the national anthem, I really like how Alan Katz and David Catrow have written and illustrated such funny songs! Kids of all ages are gonna love the new lyrics to their old favorite tunes. It doesn't get any silly dillier than this!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441859235
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
06/08/2010
Edition description:
Unabridged, 1 CD, 38 min.
Sales rank:
550,927
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
4 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Alan Katz is a multiple Emmy nominee for his work on The Rosie O'Donnell Show and Disney's Raw Toonage, and he has written for children's programming on Nickelodeon, ABC television, and Warner Bros. Animation's Taz-Mania. He lives in Weston, Connecticut with his journalist wife, Rose, and their children, Simone, Andrew, and twins Nathan and David.

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