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Where Did They Hide My Presents?: Silly Dilly Christmas Songs
     

Where Did They Hide My Presents?: Silly Dilly Christmas Songs

by Alan Katz, David Catrow (Illustrator)
 
It's Christmastime! While everyone else is singing "Frosty the Snowman" and "Winter Wonderland," ring in your holidays with "Our Friendly Mailman" and "Something in My Brother's Underpants"!
Songwriter and comedy writer par excellence Alan Katz roasts old Christmas chestnuts and turns them into sparkling new holiday hits that everyone will

Overview

It's Christmastime! While everyone else is singing "Frosty the Snowman" and "Winter Wonderland," ring in your holidays with "Our Friendly Mailman" and "Something in My Brother's Underpants"!
Songwriter and comedy writer par excellence Alan Katz roasts old Christmas chestnuts and turns them into sparkling new holiday hits that everyone will love. With uproarious pictures by illustrator and cartoonist David Catrow, this holiday collection guarantees hours of silly dilly cheer for kids and families everywhere!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The team behind Take Me Out of the Bathtub now takes a turn dressing up songs in their holiday best-Where Did They Hide My Presents? Silly Dilly Christmas Songs by Alan Katz, illus. by David Catrow. "Toy catalogs/ Toy catalogs/ Each morning I inspect'em" is sung to the tune of "O Tannenbaum," and "Deck the Halls" transforms into "At the malls/ No parking spaces/ Ma ma ma ma ma/ Can't we go home?" Catrow's kooky pictures inject a large dose of holiday humor. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
A songbook, minus the music, with parodies of many well-known holiday songs will provide plenty of family hilarity. Here is a covetous hymn to toy catalogues, set to the tune of "O Tannenbaum" and a plaintive cry during shopping at the mall, set to the tune of "Jingle Bells": "Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma, Can we go home?" Catrow's loopy pictures exaggerate the faces, the parking lot pile-ups, the freezing cold carolers, and the monster trucks all seeming to be driven by Santa Claus, while adding another dimension to the humor. Singing readers will have a good time trying to fit some of the lyrics to the familiar tunes and then will want to perform for their families and friends. This offering is in perfect tune with Katz and Catrow's previous exuberant offerings, Take Me Out of the Bathtub and I'm Still Here in the Bathtub. 2005, Margaret K. McElderry Books, Ages 3 to 8.
—Susan Hepler, Ph.D.
Kirkus Reviews
Katz and Catrow continue their successful Silly Dilly Songs series with this collection of 15 parodies of familiar Christmas songs. The rewritten songs range from slightly silly to somewhat gross, but most provide the sort of irreverent humor beloved by children in elementary school. Highlights include "Snowball Fight" to the tune of "Jingle Bells," "At the Malls" to the tune of "Deck the Halls" and "Where Did They Hide My Presents?" to the tune of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." The entry that seems destined to become a new schoolyard hit is "Something in My Brother's Underpants," (don't ask) to the tune of "Winter Wonderland." Catrow's loose watercolor-and-ink illustrations add more humor to each song with splatting snowballs, quirky animals and big-eared kids with funny faces. Brave music teachers might want to try some of these new versions to liven up the annual holiday concert, and some parents might even introduce this as a unique diversion on the long drive over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house. (Picture book. 5-9)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416968306
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date:
10/07/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
457,685
Product dimensions:
8.63(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
2 - 8 Years

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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