Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Going, Going, Gone! and Other Silly Dilly Sports Songs by Alan Katz

Katz, Alan. Going, Going, Gone! and Other Silly Dilly Sports Songs, illustrated by David Catrow. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2009. $16.99. Katz and Catrow team up to deliver another book of silly dilly original songs and illustrations to familiar tunes such as “On Top of Old Smokey” and “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” The songs are hilarious and you’ll find yourself singing along. For example, the song “All Fall Down” is sung to the tune of “Ring Around the Rosie”: “Kickoff, the game’s started! / Ouch, that tackle smarted! / Bashes! Bashes! / All fall down!” Librarians will find Catrow’s illustrations similar to the charmingly whimsical ones he created for the Collaborative Summer Reading Program 2009. EL-ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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