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Falling Up (edition 1996)

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Title:Falling Up
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Info:HarperCollins (1996), Hardcover, 184 pages
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Falling Up by Shel Silverstein

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Silverstein has tons of memorable characters in his book. This is great for people who don't like to read because the poems are silly and creative. Some of them have ironic endings, such as "Short Kid" and some have deeper meanings. Silverstein has topics of dreams, fitting in, fears and anxieties. There seems to be a poem for every situation. The images go perfect with the silly poems and Silverstein has his own style, similar to how Dr. Seuss had his own. ( )
  kvedros | Apr 25, 2018 |
Falling up is a great book to introduce multiple types of poetry to students who are emergent poets in ELA. This book helps students imagination and spends their minds to different perspectives. It would be great for 3rd graders along with an assignment to complete a short poem. ( )
  jessrobinson19 | Apr 23, 2018 |
This is a book that is full of a collection of long and short poems that are all humorous and fun. They expand on a child's imagination and ideas on how their imagination works it also shows but it also has some adult humor such as the poem "Scale". It is a fun book for all ages and one that could help a student really open up to see things differently. This book is fiction and is all about telling stories from other peoples point of view in poem form. ( )
  AshleyBurke15 | Mar 11, 2018 |
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This book is a collection of humorous poems about kids and their imaginations. It shows the significance from one child to the other and how their imagination works. There is a total of 144 poems and they all show the uniqueness of each kid.

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This is a fun poem book that shows the depths of children imaginations and the fun and joy that they see through their eyes. Very easy to read book!

Classroom Extension:
1. Have your students create their own short poem of using their imagination. Have the students read their poems aloud. For a fun keep sake item, make a copy of all the students' poems and bind them together and create a book of their own. ( )
  Bethanyhines | Dec 3, 2017 |
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Falling up is a series of nonsensical poems with hilarious illustrations to accompany them. Most of the poems are meant to be funny and completely unrealistic.

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Shel Silverstein is one of my favorite children's poet. These poems are funny and would make a great introduction to poetry for students. I will definitely be using Silverstein books in my classroom.

Classroom Extension:
1.) Ask the students to write their own nonsensical poems then share them with the class.
2.) Use the poems to explore the different types of poetry with your class and have them identify what makes a poem.
3.) Have the students pick their favorite poem from the book and read it aloud. You could have one student per day do this at the end of each day. ( )
  TCollins90 | Nov 21, 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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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 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:53 -0400)

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A collection of humorous poems and drawings.

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