I'm Still Here in the Bathtub: Brand New Silly Dilly Songs
Alan Katz. Margaret K. McElderry Books, $16.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-689-84551-2
In another key entirely, I'm Still in the Bathtub: Brand New Silly Dilly Songs by Alan Katz, illus. by David Catrow, follows the author and illustrator's Take Me Out of the Bathtub with 14 more song parodies. ""I'm a Menace"" puts these opening lyrics to the tune of ""Frere Jacques"": ""I'm a menace/ I played tennis/ In my house/ In my room/ Didn't know a racket/ Could hit a lamp and crack it/ I smell doom/ In my room""; as subsequent verses chronicle the sports-lover's accidents, Catrow's satirical, full-spread art shows a ravaged house and lawn.
Reviewed on: 04/01/2003