Mosquitos Are Ruining My Summer! And Other Silly Dilly Camp Songs

Alan Katz, illus. by David Catrow. S&S/McElderry, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4169-5568-9
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)
Reviewed on: 03/21/2011
Release date: 04/01/2011
Genre: Children's
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