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A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein (2005) Hardcover (1981)

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A collection of humorous poems and drawings.
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A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein (1981)

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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
I grew up with my teacher reading this book to us in school. Later I found it and picked it up and another one by Shel Silverstein. ( )
  Ice_Blue_Pegasus | May 7, 2020 |
Shel Silverstein's "A Light in Attic" is a collection of poems that vary in topic. Each poem is accompanied by a simple picture that compliments the poem nicely. I believe this book would be perfect to use as an introduction to poetry. The poems contain different poetic elements, like rhyme and repetition, that will help introduce students to the form of literature. They are also a variety of different topics covered in the book of poems, which helps reach the different interests of students. ( )
  Katie_Morgan | Apr 5, 2020 |
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  OakGrove-KFA | Mar 28, 2020 |
Very fun & whimsical, art is good too. ( )
  Linyarai | Feb 16, 2020 |
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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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Here in the attic of Shel Silverstein you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel.
From the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends and Falling Up, here is another wondrous book of poems and drawings. (CHARLES DUFF REVIEW BELOW) This eclectic collection of children’s poems with exaggerated accompanying sketches makes for an entertaining book. The poems are relatively short, varying between a few sentences and two pages, are in a narrative style. They are humorous and offer up a terrific way to get kids generally interest in poetry. School Library Media Specialists can use this book during book talks as an independent reading book. It's an appropriate book to introduce in the later elementary grades and even into middle school. Shel Silversteins website offers games and additional education resources for teachers and kids: http://www.shelsilverstein.com/indexS...
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