I’M STILL HERE IN THE BATHTUB by Alan Katz

I’M STILL HERE IN THE BATHTUB

Brand New Silly Dilly Songs
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Age Range: 5 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Opening with clever additional verses for the title poem of Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Rhymes (2001), Katz again sets new lyrics to such musical chestnuts as Itsy Bitsy Spider (“Tiny Baby Brother”), Bingo (“I-T-C-H-Y”) and Wheels On The Bus: “The lunches at my camp / Prepared by Joan / Didn’t know / Cheese had bones . . .” With Catrow’s (is he the funniest illustrator around?) frenetic, pop-eyed, young folks acting out the rhymes, it’s near impossible to resist bursting out in giggles—or, more likely, song. All together now: “He’s got the whole world in his pants, / When he takes ’em off, a clam’ll do a dance / If you change his diaper, there is quite a chance / You’ll find a lobster in his pants!” What a boon to the catalogue of rude children’s songs and rhymes, but best if taken in moderation. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-689-84551-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: McElderry
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2003




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