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Falling Up (edition 1996)

by Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator)

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Title:Falling Up
Authors:Shel Silverstein
Other authors:Shel Silverstein (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (1996), Edition: 2nd printing, Hardcover, 184 pages
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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.
  Nall0705 | Oct 31, 2014 |
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
(http://www.powells.com/biblio/17-9780060248024-0).

This book definitely thinks outside the box and causes children to ignite their imagination. Especially when it comes to working with children; it is important to think outside the box and to allow children to think outside the box. This helps give children the confidence to be leaders and to realize that they don't have to follow the crowd or worry about what people say. Even the title is outside the box and catches your attention; "Falling Up"!

Classroom Extensions

Since this book is a rhyming/poetry book, I would encourage the children to come up with words that rhyme. They can look for objects around the classroom. IE: Lock: Chalk

Since the title of the book is, "Falling Up", the class could come up with some other silly things that make sense but are rarely heard IE: Drinking Food ( )
  roni.rawlins | Oct 26, 2014 |
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  mshampson | Oct 23, 2014 |
This book is a collection of poems with fun and silly illustration. I think that this is a great way for students to enjoy poems and learn about different concepts that can be hard to understand in life. Many lessons can be learned. This book is for elementary students (Grade 3-4 or higher) However, I feel that older children and even adults can benefit from reading this book.
  lauramaki | Oct 22, 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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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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