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A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light in the Attic (original 1981; edition 1981)

by Shel Silverstein (Author)

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A collection of humorous poems and drawings.
Title:A Light in the Attic
Authors:Shel Silverstein (Author)
Info:HarperCollins (2005), Edition: 1st, 176 pages
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A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein (1981)

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Poetry- lyrical

This book has different poems in it. The first, A Light in the Attic, is about the mysterious light and how it shines through the dark. The next, Stop Thief, is about a police officer who stops the bad guy. Backwards Bill is a silly poem about how he does everything backwards, including riding his horse. And finally, It's Hot, is about a boy who can't seem to cool down even though he try's things like using a fan and drinking cold lemonade.

I think this is a good book because it offers a variety of poems for the child to read. It has a lot of rhymes to keep things fun and interesting. I think this book could use some colors in the pictures though, rather than being all black and white.
  KelcieBailey | Nov 15, 2020 |
  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
I grew up with my teacher reading this book to us in school. Later I found it and picked it up and another one by Shel Silverstein. ( )
  Ice_Blue_Pegasus | May 7, 2020 |
Shel Silverstein's "A Light in Attic" is a collection of poems that vary in topic. Each poem is accompanied by a simple picture that compliments the poem nicely. I believe this book would be perfect to use as an introduction to poetry. The poems contain different poetic elements, like rhyme and repetition, that will help introduce students to the form of literature. They are also a variety of different topics covered in the book of poems, which helps reach the different interests of students. ( )
  Katie_Morgan | Apr 5, 2020 |
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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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There's a light on in the attic.
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Please distinguish this original Shel Silverstein anthology, A Light in the Attic (1981), from its Special Edition (2009; ISBNs 0061905852 & 0061905860). The Special Edition includes twelve new poems not contained in the original anthology.
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A collection of humorous poems and drawings.

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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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