WHERE DID THEY HIDE MY PRESENTS? by Alan Katz

WHERE DID THEY HIDE MY PRESENTS?

Silly Dilly Christmas Songs
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Age Range: 5 - 9

KIRKUS REVIEW

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)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-689-86214-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: McElderry
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 2005




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