Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs (Silly Dilly Songs)
"Take Me Out to the
"I've Been Working on the
Well, forget 'em!
Songwriter and comedy writer extraordinaire Alan Katz has turned those and other old favorites on their ears and created new nonsense songs kids will love. With zany, spirited pictures by illustrator and cartoonist David Catrow, this kooky collection guarante...more
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Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs is a collection of poems/songs. Alan Katz wrote silly "playground" songs that cov ...more
As other reviewers noted, this book is big on "taboo" subjects - dirty diapers, food fights, cleaning up your bedroom by hiding everything out the window, being carsick.... That should come as no surprise, after all, the cover (which you can see on this site) shows a naked boy flying out of the bathtub. This sort of material will mildly shock most children and they'll find it hilarious, b ...more
Audience: K-1 for read aloud or sing along; grades 2-3 for guided or independent reading.
Uses: Fun for song times. Could be use for guided reading then sung in the same manner altogether. The use of meter, end rhyme, and repetition in the book would be good for the ...more
Sometimes I can't keep the tune as I read the words. It's probably partly that I'm not very musically gifted, but also, in a few places, the parodies are a bit off.
I vote two stars but it gets an extra star because the Legomeister loves it.
Yankee Doodle "Cranky Poodle in my home, Clawing, scratching, howling ..." and it goes on and on!! FUN FUN FUN!!!
Katz, Alan & Catrow, David. Take Me Out of the Bathtub (2001). This book offers fourteen silly poems that are meant to be read in famous tunes like Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and Take Me Out to the Ballgame. The readers will get a tickle from reading these poems because they involved real-life problems like bath time, sibling rivalries, crazy pets, and bedtime. The pictures are a treat alone because they take up the entire page with sinister smiles on all the characters. David ...more
Comment: A book full of different poems that have a rhythm off nursery rhymes. I found the poems to be very entertaining and humorous.
Used: I think this would be a great book to have in your school library to share during lunch time or other spare moments. I feel the students would enjoy them completely and give them a brain break.