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ISBN13: 9780060256739
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The World is Quiet Here, May 10, 2013 (view all comments by The World is Quiet Here)
Wit seems to be rare these days. I can only seem to find it occasionally in the infrequent fight people have with each other. But you never seem to find many people anymore that just have wit, and use it often as such. But I believe Shel Silverstein is one of those people. Most people have probably read his books- he writes many poems for young children but I've discovered that now as I read them when I'm older I see so much more in them and appreciate them even more than I did. His poems are highly respected and show kids that poems can make sense and be fun- not so confusing and deep all the time.

I for one am not an expert poet but I have written a few poems and I do realize that it is difficult to write a true, quality poem. Shel Silverstein writes amazing poems that are silly, but deep at the same time and are truly of quality. His poems are like the other side of the moon. They show a completely different way of thinking of things and looking at life. You read a poem and you sit back and think to yourself, "huh... that is truly brilliant," and so it is. On the surface, they are silly and funny, but underneath they are brimming with meaning and thought. How rare and ingenious that is.

I want to read many more of his books, they are truly inspiring to me. They are all a reminder not to look through life in the same lens you always do, which I think is a good reminder for all of us.
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sarah3399, May 10, 2013 (view all comments by sarah3399)
Wit seems to be rare these days. I can only seem to find it occasionally in the infrequent fight people have with each other. But you never seem to find many people anymore that just have wit, and use it often as such. But I believe Shel Silverstein is one of those people. Most people have probably read his books- he writes many poems for young children but I've discovered that now as I read them when I'm older I see so much more in them and appreciate them even more than I did. His poems are highly respected and show kids that poems can make sense and be fun- not so confusing and deep all the time.

I for one am not an expert poet but I have written a few poems and I do realize that it is difficult to write a true, quality poem. Shel Silverstein writes amazing poems that are silly, but deep at the same time and are truly of quality. His poems are like the other side of the moon. They show a completely different way of thinking of things and looking at life. You read a poem and you sit back and think to yourself, "huh... that is truly brilliant," and so it is. On the surface, they are silly and funny, but underneath they are brimming with meaning and thought. How rare and ingenious that is.

I want to read many more of his books, they are truly inspiring to me. They are all a reminder not to look through life in the same lens you always do, which I think is a good reminder for all of us.
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Leslie Inmon, June 4, 2009 (view all comments by Leslie Inmon)
SHEL WAS NOT ONLY A POETIC GENIUS, BUT HIS SPIRT IS ENGRAINED IN EVERY LETTER HE WROTE. I GREW UP READING THIS BOOK AS WELL AS OTHERS HE WROTE. WHEN I BECAME A MOTHER MYSELF HIS WORKS WERE A STAPLE AT BED AND BOOK TIMES. AMAZING!
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heather.j.leone, April 10, 2008 (view all comments by heather.j.leone)
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Jenn, August 18, 2006 (view all comments by Jenn)
Silverstein is a genius when it comes to poetry. It's humorous, fun, and a great read for anyone!
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ISBN:
9780060256739
Author:
Silverstein, Shel
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
by Shel Silverstein
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Picture books
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Poetry - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Poetry / Plays
Subject:
Poetry - Humorous
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
Humor - General
Subject:
Humorous poetry
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Children's poetry
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
#3-88
Publication Date:
20050809
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.08x7.01x.93 in. 1.32 lbs.
Age Level:
100

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Product details 176 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060256739 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , < p> < blockquote> < i> Last night while I lay thinking here < br> Some Whatifs crawled inside my ear < br> And pranced and partied all night long < br> And sang their same old Whatif song: < br> < /p> < p> Whatif I flunk that test?< br> Whatif green hair grows on my chest?< br> Whatif nobody likes me?< br> Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me?...< /BLOCKQUOTE> < /i> < p> 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.< /p> < p> From the creator of the beloved poetry collections < i> Where the Sidewalk Ends< /i> and < i> Falling Up, < /i> here is another wondrous book of poems and drawings.< /p>
"Synopsis" by , "Silverstein's book . . . deserves to be placed along-side Mother Goose. Popular with adults and youngsters alike, the poetry encompasses satires, limericks, ballads, questions, tall stories, ridiculous situations, and a deft way with language."--"Language Arts." Illustrations.

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