Synopses & Reviews
Smelly bunks! Attacking mosquitoes! Impossible arts and crafts, oh my! Bestselling team and authorities on all things seriously silly Alan Katz and David Catrow hike their hilarity out to summer camp to transform another set of familiar tunes into wildly funny songs for kids and counselors to croon. With song parodies such as and#8220;This Whole Bunk Is Very Clutteredand#8221; (to the tune of and#8220;The Battle Hymn of the Republicand#8221;), and#8220;Somebody Send Me Home Now!and#8221; (to the tune of and#8220;Skip to My Louand#8221;), and and#8220;Trying Out for the Camp Showand#8221; (to the tune of and#8220;Take Me Out to the Ballgameand#8221;), this collection guarantees giggles will be packed in every camperand#8217;s care package!
"With grim and gruesome verses set to tunes like 'On Top of Old Smokey' and 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,' Katz and Catrow address summer camp hazards in their latest 'silly dilly' collection. In a riff on 'Skip to My Lou,' the 'mystery goo' served at lunch has one camper chanting 'Skip, skip, skip every meal'; another camper has bad luck during arts and crafts time, while playing with the sound effects of 'Old MacDonald' ('With a saw, saw here,/ and a drill, drill there;/ here a bang, there a bang / this thing will not hang hang'). Camp-wary readers may shudder at some of the fearsome scenarios, but those who gleefully hop on the bus each summer should devour the hyperbolic comedy. Ages 4 8. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Alan Katz and David Catrow's MOSQUITOES ARE RUINING MY SUMMER! offers song parodies for campers everywhere!
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Alan Katzandlt;/bandgt; is the author of many seriously silly books for children, including the bestselling andlt;iandgt;Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songsandlt;/iandgt;, illustrated by David Catrow. Alan lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut, with his journalist wife, Rose, and their four children.andnbsp;He can also be found at alankatzbooks.com. andlt;Bandgt;David Catrowandlt;/Bandgt; is the illustrator of numerous notable books for children, including the other Silly Dilly books, as well as Kathryn Lasky's She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head!, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Mr. Catrow is also a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist whose work appears in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Sun-Times, as well as in nine hundred other newspapers. He lives in Springfield, Ohio.