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Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook (2005)

by Shel Silverstein

Series: Runny Babbit (1)

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Runny Babbit's topsy-turvy world is brought to life through wordplay and drawings.
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
Runny Babbit is a book of poems about the life of a bunny rabbit named "Runny Babbit". In this book, Shel Silverstein switches the first letter or sound of words in a sentence around so it can be confusing to read until you get the hang of it. There are 42 little poem stories about Runny and his friends, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, and more. This is a fun book to read aloud, and can be quite a tongue twister at times.
  mweinmeister | Jul 16, 2020 |
This poetic picture book takes you through the tales of Runny Babbit and all of his friends including Millie Woose, Snerry Jake, Toe Jurtle, Wormy Squirm, Goctor Doose, Skertie Gunk, and more. This picture may sound a little different than most books because of its "topsy-turvy" kind of language. ( )
  edt112 | Apr 13, 2020 |
This story's use of twisted language makes it very unique and very fun for young readers. It is a great book to introduce the genre of poetry to elementary age children with its fun and easy to follow rhythm and rhyme. Readers will laugh as they read this story through a series of poems from different perspectives of different animals. Each animal has their own twisted name and a goofy story to follow. Children of all ages will enjoy trying to read through this tongue twisting story while exposing themselves to a new genre. ( )
  MariToddBrown | Apr 9, 2020 |
This collection of children's poetry by author, cartoonist, playwright, and poet Shel Silverstein uses spoonerisms in place of traditional poetic form.
  NMiller22 | Aug 14, 2019 |
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Here is Runny Babbit. Completed prior to Shel’s death in 1999, this was a work in progress for over twenty years. Shel Silverstein’s family wishes to acknowledge the invaluable help of everyone involved in bringing this remarkable little book to life.
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For Marry Loyer
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Way down in the green woods
Where the animals all play,
They do things and they say things
In a different sort of way—
Instead of sayin’ “purple hat,”
They all say “hurple pat.”
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