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A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein (1981)

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A collection of illustrations and poetry that is humorous and creative.
  Jennifer LeGault | Oct 17, 2016 |
A Light in the Attic is another timeless poetry book made by the one and only Shel Silverstein. Just like his previous works, Shel Silverstein brings humorous takes on his poetry that serves to engage the audience with a flurry of figurative language and diverse set of poems. Among them, my favorites include: A Light in the Attic, Something Missing, Bear In There, The Fly Is In, and the Twistable, Turnable Man. The Fly Is In is an excellent piece of mentor text to show children how a cumulative styled story is written. The Twistable, Turnable Man is a great piece to show children about alliteration while adding humor into the mix. Overall, Shel excels at adding various literary devices, such as: repetition, alliteration, onomatopoeia, metaphors, and similes, into his quirky poems. Combined with the humor, children can easily remember these literary devices. There are a multitude of activities that children can do with this book. They can do modeled poetry and make up their own poem using Silverstein's poetry structure. Children can also become inspired to make their own poems that deviate from Silverstein's style such as: acrostics, free verse, and limericks. ( )
  wxv002 | Sep 25, 2016 |
Shel Silverstein’s A Light in the Attic (italicized) is a book full of poems and drawings geared towards children but still appreciated by adults as well. Silverstein uses humorous rhymes to keep his readers’ attentions in order to introduce them to the joyful art of poetry. He opens A Light in the Attic with my favorite poem “A Light in the Attic” which shows that Silverstein never underestimates his readers. He understands that although many of them are young, they are still people with bright minds. Throughout the remainder of his book, we see this as he writes poems in a simple manner but with underlying meanings at the same time. Each poem varies in content, length, and style that keeps his reader’s engaged and wanting more. I recommend this poetry book to all ages.
  jacqueline.ellis | Sep 20, 2016 |
This poetry book is a great collection to share with children in the classroom. The poems are funny and creative and are sure to make your students laugh. It would be great to use when learning about poetry. This book can be enjoyed by all ages and all kinds of people. ( )
  ceh4115 | Sep 1, 2016 |
Some of my favorite childhood poems. ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 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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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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