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A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light in the Attic (1981)

by Shel Silverstein

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This poetry book is a compilation of poetry that I would use in poetry lessons. The poems are imaginative and creative.
  chelseaandrews | May 6, 2016 |
Shel Silverstein has created a delightful book including all of his all time favorites poems. The illustrations are created using pen and pencil to create beautiful drawings that bring each poem to life. Silverstein's humorous and creative verses are funny, witty and make everyone smile. Highly recommend this book for any classroom at any age; this book has a poem for all ages. Young and old will love the poems in this wonderful book devoted to poetry. ( )
  Shannon_373 | Apr 21, 2016 |
Summary: This book has a bunch of silly poems in it. It is filled with a bunch of different and crazy people and animals doing crazy things. The poems in the book are about clowns, monsters, pirates, and a bunch of other crazy things. This book probably is not meant for the younger children because some of the things they wont understand and might disturb them. But, for older kids they would understand it and enjoy it more.

My reaction: I was not a big fan of this book. I thought it was a little weird and disturbing and that is why I don't think I would use it for younger kids. Some of the poems were good and silly but the others were not to me.

1. They could draw some of the silly characters.
2. W could compare two of the poems in the book.
  aensley | Apr 20, 2016 |
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein is a book of poetry intended for children ages eight to twelve. It is a book filled with a collection of poetry and drawings by the author. They are humorous and filled with creativity. The illustrations are somewhat creepy and different. Children, I'm sure, will enjoy reading these different collections of poetry as they grow up. Some of the poems rhyme, which will gain the attention of several readers. The poems will make you laugh and give off different emotions as you read each individual one. Teachers could have children make up their own poems and then put all of the poems together and create one large classroom book of poems. This would be a really creative way of putting the entire class' thoughts together in one book. The children will enjoy their work being read by other students and the students will feel like the class is in unity. There is no specific plot or characters in the book. Each poem is based on something different with different characters and themes. Children will definitely enjoy reading this book, I know I did!
  Williewarren | Apr 15, 2016 |
Good book for all age groups, could be read in the morning with follow up activities.
  jlynn913 | Apr 6, 2016 |
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Mr. Silverstein's work remains a must for lovers of good verse for children. Quite like nobody else, he is still a master of delectable outrage and the proprietor of a surprisingly finely tuned sensibility.

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Shel Silversteinprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
alfred hitchcocksecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
joyce carol oatesAuthorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Here in the attic of Shel Silverstein you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel.
From the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends and Falling Up, here is another wondrous book of poems and drawings. (CHARLES DUFF REVIEW BELOW) This eclectic collection of children’s poems with exaggerated accompanying sketches makes for an entertaining book. The poems are relatively short, varying between a few sentences and two pages, are in a narrative style. They are humorous and offer up a terrific way to get kids generally interest in poetry. School Library Media Specialists can use this book during book talks as an independent reading book. It's an appropriate book to introduce in the later elementary grades and even into middle school. Shel Silversteins website offers games and additional education resources for teachers and kids: http://www.shelsilverstein.com/indexS...
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