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Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book: A Primer for…

Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book: A Primer for Adults Only (edition 1985)

by Shel Silverstein

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Title:Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book: A Primer for Adults Only
Authors:Shel Silverstein
Info:Fireside (1985), Paperback, 80 pages
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Fantastic book! So imaginative and creative.

Shel Silverstein is always brilliant! His rhymes are fun and entertaining! Some of my all time favorites!! ( )
  grapeapril75 | Oct 18, 2014 |
This book is downright hilarious. Full of whit and twisted humor it is a must read for any adult. Take a trip into Uncle Shelby’s mind, which is full of bad and twisted advice for children and where the ABCs aren’t necessarily in order. It’s a quick read and fairly entertaining as well. Definitely recommend this book if you’re in need of a pick-me-up. ( )
  carissaburks | Oct 2, 2014 |
this book isnt the typical alphabet book. it is intended to amuse an older group of readers, rather than educate younger ones.
  nkertz | Dec 4, 2011 |
I just bought this book for the third time. Possibly the fourth. I don't know what happened to the copies I used to have, but I hope they've found good homes.

Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book is utterly brilliant. It is among the funniest books I have ever read, and may well be the funniest, full stop. But it is also a litmus test for people with a warped sense of humor. This is for those who like their comedy dark. Those in that camp will be rolling in the aisles; those who don't either won't find it funny or will find it outright offensive.

(I love that this is from the same guy who brought us The Giving Tree. Uncle Shelby was large; he contained multitudes.) ( )
  Shmuel510 | Jul 25, 2011 |
I can't say I found this book fun. I found the potty humor a bit annoying. ( )
  TheDivineOomba | Jun 8, 2011 |
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Uncle Shelby is here to teach the kids the alphabet (mostly -- his alphabet goes abzdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyc) with a series of nasty, laugh-out-loud funny exercises and misinformative advice that nearly cost me a keyboard, as I happened to be drinking water while reading it.
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A humorous alphabet book for adults, teaching ABC lessons parents would never want their children to learn, such as I is for ink (which rhymes with drink) and K is for kidnapper (who has a lollipop and a keen car).

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