Monday, February 27, 2012

Mosquitos are ruining my summer!

Booklist (April 15, 2011 (Vol. 107, No. 16))

Grades 3-5. Like other titles in the Silly Dilly series, this picture-book applies new lyrics to familiar songs. Here, the pages offer witty takes on summer camp; for example, “Somebody Send Me Home Now!” is intended to be sung to the tune of “Skip to My Lou”: “Breakfast—it’s / banana peel, / fresh cement / they call oatmeal. Few elements of the camp-going experience are exempt from the tongue-in-cheek riffing, and lively cartoon-style illustrations extend the hyperbolic humor through caricature and perspective. Musical notation isn’t included, but the selections are mainly well known. Entertaining, especially for veteran campers.

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