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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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Some of my favorite childhood poetry ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 2016 |
I liked this book for two reasons. First, the illustrations were simplistic and the style fits the written text. All of the illustrations are in black and white and look as if they were drawn with a pen. The simple designs follow the short and simple poems throughout the book. Because some of the poems feature abstract and unusual characters, the illustrations help the audience envision and follow along with the poem. The simple illustrations help fit the written text and also provides the audience with an image to help engage and keep the audience motivated to continue reading. I also liked this poetry book because the language is descriptive and entertaining. For example, there is a poem about a jack-in-the-box. The author uses humor and the repeating phrase of in-the-box. Silverstein writes, "This morning my old jack-in-the-box Popped out. . . There also is a crack-in-the-box, and I never find a snack-in-the-box, And sometimes I hear a quack-in-the-box, 'Cause a duck lives in here too" (p. 9). With the humor of using "in-the-box" on each line, Silverstein uses intriguing language, but also provides a detailed description of the toy. He appeals to the audiences' five senses and uses these to enhance the description of the jack-in-the-box. Overall, the big idea of this book is to take the audience on a imaginative journey through the life of Millie through rhyming poetry. ( )
  kaylafrey | Apr 4, 2016 |
Most all students love these funny poems. ( )
  mbt121 | Mar 28, 2016 |
This has different variety of poems for children. This book is filled with humorous poems. ( )
  lindy_brooke | Mar 10, 2016 |
love the poems in this book ( )
  katieloucks | Feb 26, 2016 |
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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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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 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:53 -0400)

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A collection of humorous poems and drawings.

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