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Take Me Out of the Bathtub was released in May 2001. The book was illustrated by the amazingly talented David Catrow, and it includes silly dilly song parodies such as “Stinky Stinky Diaper Change” and “The Yogurt Flies Straight from My Brother” (also known as the Food Fight song). There are 14 silly dilly songs in all…and every one is sung to the tune of a song you probably already know.

I'm happy to say this book was nominated for many awards, including the Book Sense Book of the Year in 2002, and it’s been honored by Publisher’s Weekly (Cuffie Award for Funniest Book), and with awards in states like Colorado, North Carolina and Kentucky.


With brand new silly dilly songs, I’m Still Here in the Bathtub was released in May 2003. Songs in this collection include “Itchy,” “My Tiny Baby Brother” and “The Meals at My Camp.” David Catrow again contributed a bookful of sensational illustrations, and some say this book is even silly dillier than the first one!




Grab a bat, grab a glove, grab a ball...and get ready to grab your sides, 'cause they're gonna be hurting when you sing the sports songs in this energetic Silly Dilly songbook!
Say hello to Going, Going, Gone! It's got an all-star roster of 14 new silly dilly parodies about baseball, soccer, tennis, swimming, archery, golf and more! And once again, David Catrow's illustrations are record-breakingly wonderful. He is truly the all-time MVP when it comes to illustrators!



Another recent Silly Dilly book is Are You Quite Polite? I’m not promising that you’ll have 100% perfect manners after reading and singing this book, but hey, if you think it’s 100% funny, that’s good enough for me. Wait’ll you see David Catrow’s illustrations; he’s always amazing, but he’s truly at his amazingest here (don’t miss his fantastic illustration for the song “Quiet in the Library”—it’s incredible!)
Get ready to giggle your way through geography and laugh about math! Just in time for the new school year, David Catrow and I happily present a book full of Silly Dilly school songs...Smelly Locker! We're hoping you'll give it an A+ for creative writing and illustrating!

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