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Falling Up (edition 1996)

by Shel Silverstein

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Title:Falling Up
Authors:Shel Silverstein
Info:Harper Collins (1996), Hardcover
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Tags:poetry, young adult, box 2

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This book is a great collection of poetry. The students really have to think about the comical poems written and the use of linguistic and non-linguistic language the poet uses. For example, saying someone is has hot as toast is non-linguistic langue. The children have to understand why the poet is using these forms of language and what importance they have in the poem.

The organization of the poems is usually divided into stanzas which help the children keep the information organized. The poems that are much shorter are only organized into one stanza.

Student can relate too many of the poems in the collection because they are all rewritten for a young audience. For example, the homework machine. Every child wants a machine that will do their homework for them. The poet shows students that that is not always the best idea because sometimes they come out with the wrong answer. There are also illustrations along with many of the poem for clarification or a visual representation of what the poet is discussing in the poem. This may give students a sense of relief to see a picture. Many of the poems are short and only on one page. There is not too many words on each page to keep the student from becoming too overwhelmed.

Students may also be presented with an issue in the collection of poems that they do not understand, thus they are challenged to think on a deeper level. This helps students with their critical thinking skills and helps with analyzing poems.
  jbarro3 | Feb 16, 2015 |
Falling Up is Shel Silverstein's third and final collection of children's poetry.
  EmKel753 | Dec 2, 2014 |
Shel Silverstein creates another fantastic collection of poems and illustration in this book. His drawings can be described as whimsical yet disturbing sometimes. He does a great job making his readers laugh and creating unique poems. However, sometimes you have to really look at the pictures to understand the poems. Which is another reason why I love Shel Silverstein's poems so much. There is no plot to the book because the book contains only poems. I did not have a problem with this because I knew that this book would only contain poems from reading his other books. This is once again a book that is great for bedtime stories for parents to read to their children. I give it a 5/5!
  lfasce1 | Dec 2, 2014 |
I really like this book. The poems were about a variety of topics which kept me interested throughout the whole book and the poems are easy to read and understand. The poems talk about everything from the alphabet to the sky to monsters to smiles. Most of them are about fictional things like a “Clean Gene” that makes a person always clean or a “Short Kid” with a foot on his head. I never got bored reading the poems because they switched topics every time. The poems were easy to read which was helpful because they switched topics so much. They had a certain style to them that I don’t know the name of but all of Shel Silverstein’s poems have it. It is almost like a certain tone or voice that you hear in your head when you read them. This was predictable making it easy to read. None of the poems used large vocabulary and most of the poems had some sort of rhyming scheme which made it fun. The big idea of this book is for enjoyment. ( )
  torilynae | Nov 1, 2014 |
• Summary of content/review: In this collection of poems, Silverstein conveys funny and intriguing characters.
• Evaluation: The continuous rhyme throughout these poems is both catchy and reinforces the erie and fantastical tone.
• Target audience: 2nd-4th grades
• Connection to classroom: I would use this text as a mentor text when having children write their own rhyming poems.

Genre: Poetry

RL.2.4 Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

Classification: Poetry
  Nall0705 | Oct 31, 2014 |
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Shel Silverstein is that rare adult who can still think like a child. He has continued to polish his own brand of humorous verse -- whimsical, inventive, with catchy rhythms and, as X. J. Kennedy says, "a streak of the wierd." It's a distinctive kind of verse that appeals to most ages, and he illustrates it with bold and equally distinctive line drawings.
 
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To Matt
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I tripped on my shoelace
And I fell up—
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Gardener
We gave you a chance
To water the plants
We didn't mean that way—
Now zip up your pants.
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Book description
Millie McDeevit screamed a scream
So loud it made her eyebrows steam.
She screamed so loud
Her jawbone broke,
Her tongue caught fire,
Her nostrils smoked....


Poor Screamin' Millie is just one of the unforgettable characters in this wondrous new book of poems and drawings by the creator of WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS and A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC. Here you will also meet Allison Beals and her twenty-five eels; Danny O'Dare, the dancin' bear; the Human Balloon; and Headphone Harold.
So come, wander through the Nose Garden, ride the Little Hoarse, eat in the magic of Shel Silverstein open your eyes and tickle your mind.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060248025, Hardcover)

Millie McDeevit screamed a scream
So loud it made her eyebrows steam.
She screamed so loud
Her jawbone broke,
Her tongue caught fire,
Her nostrils smoked...

Poor Screamin' Millie is just one of the unforgettable characters in this wondrous new book of poems and drawings by the creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic. Here you will also meet Allison Beals and her twenty-five eels; Danny O'Dare, the dancin' bear; the Human Balloon; and Headphone Harold.

So come, wander through the Nose Garden, ride the Little Hoarse, eat in the Strange Restaurant, and let the magic of Shel Silverstein open your eyes and tickle your mind.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:49:25 -0400)

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A collection of humorous poems and drawings.

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