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A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein (1981)



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Read endlessly to my 6-year-old. Shel Silverstein is perfect for introducing children to poetry, as well as to remind them that they don't have to treat life so seriously, no matter what the grownups say. ( )
  sturlington | Feb 27, 2015 |
This book is full of poems about clowns, pirates, monsters and all sorts of weird people and animals doing crazy things. A great book for the older child. ( )
  RachelBowers | Feb 24, 2015 |
I thought this was a fun collection of young adult poetry and I cant believe I never read this childhood classic growing up. (I was somewhat sheltered.) Some of it has some dark hints to it but over all very comical. Everyone should read these poems at least once. ( )
  Anietzerck | Dec 27, 2014 |
A great book for introducing poetry! And many ideas to teach in the classroom!
  Madison_DeWeerdt | Dec 4, 2014 |
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein is the second collection of children's poetry. The collection of poems is most appealing to young audiences with many of the poems dealing with issues between children and their parents.
  EmKel753 | Dec 2, 2014 |
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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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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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