[KINDLE] ❀ A Light in the Attic By Shel Silverstein – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk 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 testWhatif green hair grows on my Last night while I lay in the ePUB ´ 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 testWhatif green hair grows on my chestWhatif nobody likes meWhatif a bolt of lightning strikes meThis th anniversary of Shel Silverstein's A Light in the Attic includes a CD of highlights from his A Light ePUB ô Grammy Award winning albumHere 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 uick Digesting Gink a Mountain snores and They Put a Brassiere on the CamelFrom Light in the Epub Ù the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends and Falling Up here is another wondrous book of poems and drawings. Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash did illustrations for Playboy appeared on the Dr Demento show numerous times and managed to get a few books published along the way For some reason parents never seem to think this creepy old guy who was so fond of children was in any way disturbing something I'm continually impressed with in the ban now ask uestions later climate of modern culture If there are people who don't like Shel Silverstein I don't want to meet them Or to the point you shouldn't meet them if that is an option Children need to experience this kind of creepy weird funny sad stuff not just for their own sake but for the sake of having a conduit through which they can make sense of most of the rest of the world Knowing that Shel sees things this way too makes it all easier to take and makes your own oddness that much tolerable We as humans need to come to terms with inexplicable and unfathomable in the world and it wasn't until Shel that we began to realize that the only way to gently help our children do just that is to let a perverted old weirdo with a large stack of Playboys in his basement lead the way “Do a loony goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before” I got some Shel Silverstein books from the library to feed my nostalgia and it was an interesting reread They're as funny and easy and light as I remember but I'm shocked by how much I didn't remember Maybe I just skimmed it for the pictures as a kid but still these were entertaining to read out loud to my cats The feelings I have about Shel Silverstein's A Light in the Attic and Where The Sidewalk Ends contrast so sharply with the books themselves I loved these funny whimsical and sometimes downright sadistic poems with all of my young heart Even now I feel like I'm getting away with something when I think of Clarence Lee from Tennesee who loved the commercials he saw on TV I am still afraid for Ickle Me Pickle Me Tickle Me too who never returned to the world they knew In Shel Silverstein's books I found all of my childish wishes drawn out to their natural absurd conclusions But I was also given a glimpse of the way that language could create beauty and inspire wonder for we have some flax golden tales to spin Come in Come in I never guessed how a bald bearded barefoot man with a guitar could read my mind It is not too much to say that I revere both works Which is not the point of these poems at all “A Light in the Attic” is one of Shel Silverstein’s best yet most controversial books of poems ever written This book is full of poems about clowns pirates monsters and all manner of strange people and animals doing crazy things “A Light in the Attic” may be too suggestive and morbid for smaller children but older children will easily delight themselves with the silly shenanigans of the characters Shel Silverstein’s writing is as witty as it is funny as he writes each character’s stories in a poetic prose One of the funniest poems I have read was “Suishy Touch” when the main character turns everything into Jell O Shel Silverstein’s illustrations are highly creative as the images make the characters look scratchy and also I love the images being presented in black and white colors a techniue that is usually used for long books The image that probably stood out the most was the image of the Gink as it has a large mouth with sharp teeth and the image of the kids coming out of the Gink on the next page Parents should know that there are some suggestive and morbid content in this book that young children might not understand One poem that might be too suggestive for children would be the poem “How not to have to dry the dishes” as it entices children to break the dishes in order not to dry them Another poem that might be too morbid for children would be “Little Abigail and the Beautiful Pony” as it deals with the death of a child and parents might want to explain to their children about the concept of death before they read this poem “A Light in the Attic” is an excellent book about silly poems about silly people who do crazy stunts and it will surely be an instant for many children young and old I would recommend this book to children ages six and up since smaller children might be a bit disturbed by the suggestive and morbid content displayed in this book Review is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog The saddest thing I ever did seeWas a woodpecker peckin' at a plastic tree He looks at me and Friend says he' Things ain't as sweet as they used to beWhile reading I noticed that I've had read it long ago But I just couldn't stop I just love Shel Why I love it Really? This is a banned book? Somewhere Mr Silverstein is shaking his head sadly It’s a hilarious book of illustrations and poems Silly poems Its message is clear use your imagination laugh often and your life will be good It promotes kindness goodness and understanding There’s nothing wrong with thatMy Rating 5 stars Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww When I saw my Goodreads friend 'post' she read this book I smiled BIG time I was introduced to the works of Shel Silverstein when my fourth grade teacher read Where the Sidewalk Ends to my class Sadly the author passed away not long after I discovered his poetry; still he lives on thanks to his timeless works This book has some crazy poems; between the zany words and hilarious illustrations kids and even some adults are sure to laugh Occasionally the poems were crude but only in a PG way While I was disappointed when I found out about Mr Silverstein's lifestyle and if you check out his Wikipedia page you'll see why that doesn't reflect on this book Recently I started re reading A Light in the Attic with my younger daughter who's four and a half I think when I first read it I must have been about eight or nine years old because I remember reading it myself and loving it I must have checked it out of the library about a million times What's not to love? Shel gives us such gems as BEAR IN THEREThere's a Polar BearIn our Frigidaire He likes it 'cause it's cold in thereWith his seat in the meatAnd his face in the fishAnd his big hairy pawsIn the buttery dishHe's nibbling the noodlesHe's munching the riceHe's slurping the sodaHe's licking the iceAnd he lets out a roarIf you open the doorAnd it gives me a scareTo know he's in there That Polary BearIn our Fridgitydaireand HOT DOGI have a hot dog for a petThe only kind my folds would let Me getHe does smell sort of badAnd yetHe absolutely never getsThe sofa wetWe have a butcher for a vetThe strangest vet you ever metGuess we're the weirdest family yetTo have a hot dog for a petOf course she loves almost all of the poems And I'd forgotten that the wonderful illustrations were also by Silverstein One word of caution for parents reading to younger kids some of the poems do deal albeit in a silly way with issues such as drowning in your own tears getting kidnapped by a Wild Barbazzoop and Ticklish Tom who unfortunately giggles his way onto a railroad track Small matters surely but good to know when you're reading something to your child that's slightly over their head in terms of age appropriateness It's nice to be prepared for the moment just after you've finished reading and your little one turns to you and says Mommy what's kidnapping?
- 176 pages
- A Light in the Attic
- Shel Silverstein
- 05 August 2016 Shel Silverstein