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Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The legendary creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends welcomes readers to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own. Conceived many years ago and completed before Silverstein's death, this new book of poems and drawings is filled with wordplay rhymes and clever spoonerisms.

Review:

"In what may be the definitive book of letter-reversal wordplay, late author-illustrator Silverstein (Where the Sidewalk Ends) composes poems about cottontail Runny Babbit. He illustrates the verse in his signature devil-may-care ink line on bare white pages, and performs letter switcheroos to the point of reader exhaustion. An introductory poem explains the technique: 'If you say, 'Let's bead a rook/ That's billy as can se,'/ You're talking Runny Babbit talk/ Just like mim and he.' The exchange of consonants results in a new language, producing Lewis Carroll nonsense or placing familiar words in skewed contexts; for instance, Runny's family includes 'A sother and two bristers,/ A dummy and a mad,' which says a lot about parents. Runny also has an untidy porcine friend, leading him to sing a serenade with an Edward Learish zest and a classic Silverstein twist at the end, 'Oh Ploppy Sig, oh pessy mig,/ Oh dilthy firty swine,/ Whoever thought your room would be/ As mig a bess as mine?' Signs posted on Runny's wall remind him, 'tick up your poys,' 'peed your fet' and 'bon't delch'; a restaurant serves 'dot hogs' and 'boast reef.' Silverstein also revises ditties such as 'Dankee Yoodle' and runs roughshod over politeness ('Stand back! I'm Killy the Bid,/ And I'm fookin' for a light!'). Move over Hinky-Pink: this is sure to become the new classroom wordgame favorite. Silverstein's many fans will snap up this extended set of more than 40 puzzlepoems. All ages." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

<p>Runny Babbit lent to wunch<br /> And heard the saitress way, <br /> We have some lovely stabbit rew --<br /> Our Special for today.</p> <p>From the legendary creator of <em>Where the Sidewalk Ends</em>, <em>A Light in the Attic</em>, <em>Falling Up</em>, and <em>The Giving Tree</em> comes an unforgettable new character in children's literature.</p> <p>Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own.</p> <p>So if you say, Let's bead a rook<br /> That's billy as can se,<br /> You're talkin' Runny Babbit talk, <br /> Just like mim and he.</p>

Synopsis:

Runny Babbit lent to wunch
And heard the saitress way,
"We have some lovely stabbit rew --
Our Special for today."

From the legendary creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and The Giving Tree comes an unforgettable new character in children's literature.

Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own.

So if you say, "Let's bead a rook
That's billy as can se,"
You're talkin' Runny Babbit talk,
Just like mim and he.

About the Author

Shel Silverstein is 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060823962
Subtitle:
A Billy Sook
Read:
Locorriere, Dennis
Read by:
Locorriere, Dennis
Read:
Locorriere, Dennis
Author:
Silverstein, Shel
Author:
riere, Dennis
Author:
Locorriere Dennis
Author:
Locor
Author:
Locorriere, Dennis
Publisher:
HarperFestival
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Poetry - Humorous
Subject:
Humor - General
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Children's poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Audio
Publication Date:
20051101
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Dimensions:
8 x 8 in 32.64 oz
Media Run Time:
070
Age Level:
09-12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In what may be the definitive book of letter-reversal wordplay, late author-illustrator Silverstein (Where the Sidewalk Ends) composes poems about cottontail Runny Babbit. He illustrates the verse in his signature devil-may-care ink line on bare white pages, and performs letter switcheroos to the point of reader exhaustion. An introductory poem explains the technique: 'If you say, 'Let's bead a rook/ That's billy as can se,'/ You're talking Runny Babbit talk/ Just like mim and he.' The exchange of consonants results in a new language, producing Lewis Carroll nonsense or placing familiar words in skewed contexts; for instance, Runny's family includes 'A sother and two bristers,/ A dummy and a mad,' which says a lot about parents. Runny also has an untidy porcine friend, leading him to sing a serenade with an Edward Learish zest and a classic Silverstein twist at the end, 'Oh Ploppy Sig, oh pessy mig,/ Oh dilthy firty swine,/ Whoever thought your room would be/ As mig a bess as mine?' Signs posted on Runny's wall remind him, 'tick up your poys,' 'peed your fet' and 'bon't delch'; a restaurant serves 'dot hogs' and 'boast reef.' Silverstein also revises ditties such as 'Dankee Yoodle' and runs roughshod over politeness ('Stand back! I'm Killy the Bid,/ And I'm fookin' for a light!'). Move over Hinky-Pink: this is sure to become the new classroom wordgame favorite. Silverstein's many fans will snap up this extended set of more than 40 puzzlepoems. All ages." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , <p>Runny Babbit lent to wunch<br /> And heard the saitress way, <br /> We have some lovely stabbit rew --<br /> Our Special for today.</p> <p>From the legendary creator of <em>Where the Sidewalk Ends</em>, <em>A Light in the Attic</em>, <em>Falling Up</em>, and <em>The Giving Tree</em> comes an unforgettable new character in children's literature.</p> <p>Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own.</p> <p>So if you say, Let's bead a rook<br /> That's billy as can se,<br /> You're talkin' Runny Babbit talk, <br /> Just like mim and he.</p>
"Synopsis" by , Runny Babbit lent to wunch
And heard the saitress way,
"We have some lovely stabbit rew --
Our Special for today."

From the legendary creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and The Giving Tree comes an unforgettable new character in children's literature.

Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own.

So if you say, "Let's bead a rook
That's billy as can se,"
You're talkin' Runny Babbit talk,
Just like mim and he.

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