Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Too Much Kissing - Alaz Katz

(And Other Silly Dilly Songs About Parents)
Illustrated by David Catrow
"Ages 3-7"
Margaret K. McElderry Bks, 2010
32 pgs.
My rating: 3.5
Endpapers: Dark blue

14 two-page spreads that include a poems about mom and dad that go to the tune of a well-known (mostly well-known) song. Funny and fun. For example:

They're Full of Beans
(to the tune of "Take me Out to the Ballgame"

Mom and Dad just drink coffee.
They both live on caffeine.
Each has a pot before starting work,
while at their jobs they are on auto-perk,
and it's brew, brew, brew after dinner.
It's like a java monsoon!
It's no wonder they haven't slept
a wink since June!

Mom and Dad just drink coffee ---
extra strong, no decaf.
Every week they each brew twenty pounds.
Coffee pot broke, so the just ate the grounds.
And if they don't stop drinking coffee,
I fear that someday they will
want to pack up all our stuff
and move to Brazil!

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