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Review of <i>Smelly Locker: Silly Dilly School Songs</i> by Alan Katz

Title

Review of Smelly Locker: Silly Dilly School Songs by Alan Katz

ISBN

9781416906957

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Margaret K. McElderry Books

City

New York

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Modern Literature

Keywords

Children's literature, reviews

Review

The most simplistic review of this book would be "hilarious". The book is a series of songs about life in school sung to the tunes of popular songs. The subjects range from recess to oral reports. No details are spared in describing disgusting subjects such as rotten food in lockers, and the illustrations bring to life what the songs cannot with vivid cartoonish drawings of hilarious situations such as a flooding hallway to a skunk in a locker. The drawings are excellently done and the songs are quite amusing. There is little real value beyond the book’s entertainment value, although its songs could be used to expel pent-up energy in a classroom which could be especially useful for high-strung kids. However, the book in and of itself is an entertaining read and is an excellent choice for activities involving singing. Optional Purchase. Reviewed by Michael Aho, Library Intern, Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio

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