Tuesday, July 17, 2012

book pick: Take Me Out of the Bathtub

these "silly dilly songs" are anthems for the harried American family, the one for which late-night tv, messy rooms, stinky diapers and general mayhem are the rule rather than the exception. Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs is by Alan Katz, whose online introduction alone is hilarious:

When a six-year old boy thinks like a grown man, they call him a child prodigy.
But what’s the best way to describe a grown man who thinks like a six-year old boy?
That’s the problem my wife faces every time she has to introduce me.
Hi, I'm Alan Katz

Take Me Out of the Bathtub is the first in a long streak of repurposed musical favorites (think "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"). our family also has enjoyed I'm Still Here in the Bathtub: Brand New Silly Dilly Songs, and we're getting ready to check out On Top of the Potty for Ms. I-Still-Go-In-My-Diapers. illustrator David Catrow's bizarre interpretations grace most of these tomes.

c'mon, even Tony Danza is a fan folks:

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