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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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This book has some wonderful diverse poems and this would also be a great book for introducing poetry into a classroom. This is an all ages book, any grade level would be entertained by it.
  heidi.donner | May 2, 2017 |
This is a great book full of different kinds of poems. This is a great book with different kinds of poems. I feel this book has many good poems but some are questionable. This is a great way to introduce the idea of different kinds of poems to children. ( )
  dsw021 | May 1, 2017 |
This is a good book to introduce poetry. This book has many different poems that can reach all age readers. This book could be used to give students examples of different types of poems. This is a great book to use throughout all ages because everyone should connect with different poems throughout this book. ( )
  a.newsom | May 1, 2017 |
Falling Up by Shel Silverstein is a large book full of different quirky poems accompanied by simple interesting illustrations. This book incorporates many different forms of poems some rhyming and some not at many different lengths and comprehension levels. In some of the poems they incorporate a topic some children can relate to while other poems are just off the wall; therefore, none of the poems go together its more of a collection of individual thoughts.
I found this book to be both good and bad. Some of the poems seem well thought out and enjoyable where some are just confusing and overly odd. I think the beauty behind poetry is the ability to form your own opinion and interrupt things in your own ways. I liked how the poems ranged in length, topic, and comprehension levels making this a good book for all children to be introduced to.
This would be a wonderful book to use during a poetry unit to show the different forms of poetry as well as how simplicity illustrations can bring something to life. I think this would be a good poetry study asking the children to pick a poetry and dissect it and explain what they think it means.
  Linzie12 | Apr 20, 2017 |
It feels a little shameful to give something by Shel Silverstein an "average" rating, since his books are decidedly not average books. However this book didn't rise up for me - it is a rather large collection of Silverstein's zany poems and drawings. There are some very good poems in here, but unfortunately I thought quite a few were not so great - they tried too hard perhaps. At their best the crazy drawings are an integral part of the poetry - word play that one might not even really understand until you look at the drawing and then go "A-ha!" ( )
  RBeffa | Apr 17, 2017 |
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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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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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