SING A SONG OF SAFETY! by Irving Caesar

SING A SONG OF SAFETY!

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Newly illustrated in the spirit of the 1937 original but with the portrayal of characters evidently updated, 21 songs about safety by the Broadway creators of ""Tea for Two."" The neatly scanned verses are sometimes amusingly quaint, but the advice is still excellent and laudably direct: ""When you stand at the window, Here is how to do it: Find something to cling to, And keep on clinging to it. . .""; ""Popguns and rifles bring dangerous joys. . .if ever you chance to find daddy's old gun, Remember the boy. . .who started with two eyes and ended with none."" The large-printed music is tuneful, simply arranged, and includes guitar chords. The handsome, cartoon, style illustrations in this generously sized (9""x12"") book are vigorously drawn and splashed with crayon-box color. A lot more fun than most earnestly intended songs of any era.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1990
Page count: 80pp
Publisher: Abrams