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A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein (1981)

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Some of my favorite childhood poems. ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 2016 |
I'd love to re-read this as an adult. Another wonderful book I remember cherishing as a child. ( )
  ErinPaperbackstash | Jun 14, 2016 |
A timeless collection of fun and interesting poetic tales with lessons to boot! ( )
  Davis22 | Jun 6, 2016 |
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 |
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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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Shel Silversteinprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
alfred hitchcocksecondary 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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