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A Light in the Attic: Poems and Drawings (1981)

by Shel Silverstein

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A collection of humorous poems and drawings.
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This book is good for k-5.
This book is made of of very many poems and they are based on what the child is thinking in the moment. A light in the attic refers to the creativity and imagination you can have in your brain.
I would use this in my classroom as a way for students that are slightly behind in reading to help them become more confident in reading. ( )
  Laura.Gregory | Apr 26, 2023 |
This book would be for all ages. This book is full o fmnay silly and heartwarming poems that I would use to calm my class down and or during some free time.
  krboettner | Apr 5, 2023 |
I have read some other Shel Silverstein books before but not this one. I really enjoyed it. It has a collection of short and medium-length poems. They are all silly and nonsensical. The illustrations that go along with the poems enhance them and they are silly themselves. There is a unique art style in all of these illustrations. They look like sketches and are all in black and white. Silverstein uses a mix of rhyming words and words that do not rhyme in his poems. This book would be great for introducing young readers to a style of poetry. I would love to use this book to read a poem or two a day to a class during the end of class time.
  Cerisenoelle | Jun 28, 2022 |
A cute and funny accumulation of poetry that is family friendly. ( )
  Mia_Cha | Apr 21, 2022 |
Some of my favorite childhood poems. ( )
  Bookslesstravelled | Apr 15, 2022 |
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Mr. Silverstein's work remains a must for lovers of good verse for children. Quite like nobody else, he is still a master of delectable outrage and the proprietor of a surprisingly finely tuned sensibility.
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There's a light on in the attic.
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Please distinguish this original Shel Silverstein anthology, A Light in the Attic (1981), from its Special Edition (2009; ISBNs 0061905852 & 0061905860). The Special Edition includes twelve new poems not contained in the original anthology.
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