Sunday, June 28, 2020

~ POETRY FOR CHILDREN PART 2 ~

~ POETRY FOR CHILDREN - PART 2 ~
'WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS' &
'A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC'
WRITTEN & ILLUSTRATED BY SHEL SILVERSTEIN
 



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ABOUT THIS BOOK {from Goodreads}:

This classic poetry collection, which is both outrageously funny and profound, has been the most beloved of Shel Silverstein's poetry books for generations.
 
Where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. There you'll meet a boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist.


Shel Silverstein's masterful collection of poems and drawings is one of Parent & Child magazine's 100 Greatest Books for Kids. School Library Journal said, "Silverstein has an excellent sense of rhythm and rhyme and a good ear for alliteration and assonance that make these poems a pleasure to read aloud."


Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. In 1964, Shel's creativity continued to flourish as four more books were published in the same year—Don't Bump the Glump!, A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, and the beloved classic The Giving Tree. Later he continued to build his remarkable body of work with Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and Runny Babbit.

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ABOUT THIS BOOK {from Goodreads}:
Last night while I lay thinking here
Some Whatifs crawled inside my ear
And pranced and partied all night long
And sang their same old Whatif song:

Whatif I flunk that test?
Whatif green hair grows on my chest?
Whatif nobody likes me?
Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me?...


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.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

FROM GOODREADS:

Shel Silverstein was the author-artist of many beloved books of prose and poetry. He was a cartoonist, playwright, poet, performer, recording artist, and Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated songwriter.


Find more at his website:  http://www.shelsilverstein.com/


Obituary from Publisher's Weekly: 
https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/print/19990517/19696-shel-silverstein-1932-1999.html

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RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS & PARENTS IN WAYS TO USE SHEL SILVERSTEIN'S POETRY & BOOKS FOR LEARNING & ENJOYMENT:










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Find the links to read more great Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday posts from middle-grade authors and bloggers at Greg Pattridge's 'Always in the Middle' Blog.

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Find the links to more great 'It's Monday! What Are You Reading?' (#IMWAYR) posts for children's and Young Adult books over at the Unleashing Readers website.
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8 comments:

  1. I remember loving both of these books when I was a kid! I also really enjoyed Silverstein's book Don't Bump the Glump! Thanks for reminding me of these classics!

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  2. I have both of these Silverstein classics on my shelf. They make great read-alouds and the illustrations will make you smile even more. Thanks for featuring on MMGM.

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  3. I love both of these books!! Shel Silverstein was also a winner with my 1st and 2nd graders who would be frequently found reading his books of prose and poetry (although his poetry books were in our classroom most often). I was fascinated with his creativity and how unique he could make each and every poem. Amazing! Thanks for sharing, June.

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  4. I work at a used bookstore & very occasionally someone donates these & they leave the store fast! Fun poems on every page!

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  5. I didn't read these books until my daughter was young. We both loved both of the books you shared and the Giving Tree. Classics for sure!

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  6. I am a big fan of Shel Silverstein!

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  7. Great book to feature. I remember reading his books when my daughter was younger.

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  8. These books are just wonderful. It's nice to see them featured here. Great links, too. Thanks for the post.

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