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Read Out Loud | The Poems of Alan Katz

Read Out Loud | SILLY SONGS AND POEMS from Alan Katz #Storytime #ReadAloud #BedtimeStories

Alan Katz is a self-described “silly dilly man.” He’s penned a combination of 12 rhyming song; poetry; and middle-grade books and is a writer for television. Take Me Out of The Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs is one of Alan’s most popular books, a part of the Silly Dilly series. The Silly Dilly series is playfully illustrated by David Catrow.

Do watch this episode of Read Out Loud, if you or your child needs a giggle. Alan reads “Stinky Stinky Diaper Change” (to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”) from Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs. Perhaps you have a sweet tooth? Alan will take care of that too. Readers who love poetry will enjoy Alan’s Oops!; a book of 100 poems. “The Lollipop” is one of the most popular poems from this volume.

Also, Alan reveals a great new development with the Silly Dilly series! You heard it here, first!

KidLit TV’s Read Out Loud series is perfect for parents, teachers, and librarians. Use these readings for nap time, story time, bedtime … anytime!

Here are a few things you can do with your child after watching this episode:

  • Explore rhyming words
  • Choose a favorite toy, person, or place, and write a poem (it doesn’t have to rhyme)
  • Write original lyrics to a favorite song

Thank you for all you do to bring books to readers. It’s a wonderful, wonderful thing you do.  

— Alan Katz, on KidLit TV


Take Me Out of The Bathtub by Alan Katz Oops! by Alan Katz

Via Simon & Schuster

Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs (Illustrated by David Catrow), Remember…  “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”? Songwriter and comedy writer extraordinaire Alan Katz has turned those and other old favorites on their ears and created new nonsense songs kids will love. With zany, spirited pictures by illustrator and cartoonist David Catrow, this kooky collection guarantees laughs and plenty of silly dillyness for kids everywhere!

Oops! (Illustrated by Edwards Koren), You’re about to embark on an adventure through the hilarious landscape created by Alan Katz and Edward Koren. From the kingdom of His Royal Sloppiness (also known as the prince of fingerprints) to the trouble-ridden Pencil-vania, this is a world of hallway hijinks, show-and-smell, clean-freak parents, dentist dilemmas, bothersome brothers, and sinister sisters. If you are a kid, or you know a kid, or if you ever were a kid, this is a poetry collection to cherish (but wipe your hands first!).

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