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Grade Level
4-5
Genre
Poetry & Verse
Format
Picture Story Book
Content
Family Relationships

4 April 2008

Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs

Written by Alan Katz; Illustrated by David Catrow

Kids love silly songs or silly poems. Many years ago, I had a chance to order some books for a kindergarten class. One book I got was called Andrew’s Loose Tooth. It was an instant hit and they just about wore out the tape and the book. Part of the appeal was the silliness of the story. Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs is a collection of songs or poems—depending on the student’s familiarity of the original song— that are twists on many of the childhood song we all know, such as “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad,” and “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.” The words have been changed but the rhythm and meter of the original song is still there, so that the students can still sing the poems.

Katz also released a book of poetry (OOPS!) on March 1, 2008 that looks like it might be another a student favorite.