Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs

Katz, Alan

(Book - 2001)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs
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."
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0689829035
Branch Call Number: jE KATZ
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Catrow, David Illustrator


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Many poems to sing, and all of them, of course, are silly.

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Oct 06, 2014
  • mmcbeth29 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

When I saw this book was advertized for children ages 2-8 I was floored. I cannot imagine a 2 year old understanding the quirky humor of this book or enjoying the songs. With that said, I had this book in my 5th grade classroom for years. This age child (8-12) understands the humor and has great fun with it even if they don't know the songs that the poems are a parody of.

What child at this age can resist "Stinky Stinky diaper change, Boy my brother smells so strange, He made something in his pants, sure hope it won't attract ants!"

If reading it just as poems, the rhythm will seem off because they are meant to accompany tunes. The above poem is part of a parody of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." And I wouldn't recommend buying the CD made for this book because no older child wants to listen to music that goes so slow and the quality is sad. A little rock and roll in the background would not go amiss.

This book is great silly humorous fun for the older children. If you are thinking of buying it for the little ones, I would give it a pass.


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Oct 06, 2014
  • mmcbeth29 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12


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