Falling Up by Shel Silverstein

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A new collection of more than 100 poems, such as ALLISON BEALS AND HER 25 EELS and CLOTHES DRYIN MOOSE. Illustrated with black and white drawings.
 

About Shel Silverstein

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Shel Silverstein, the renowned creator of poems, drawings, songs, cartoons, and plays, is best known for his children's books, which have sold over 27 million hardcover copies in the US alone and have been translated into more than 30 languages. Among Silverstein's bestselling books are EVERY THING ON IT, the reissue of DON'T BUMP THE GLUMP and RUNNY BABBIT: A BILLY SOOK, filled with the delightful language of Spoonerisms (words or phrases with letters or syllables swapped).A man of many talents, Shel Silverstein reached out to children as well as adults with his writing and illustrations. He wrote numerous books of poetry and prose, including The Giving Tree, Where the Sidewalk Ends; A Light in the Attic; Falling Up; The Missing Piece Meets the Big O; Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back; and A Giraffe and a Half.You can learn more about Shel and his books by visiting www.shelsilverstein.com.
 
Published August 1, 2003 by Harpercollins Childrens Books. 176 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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In bumptious verse that seldom runs more than three or four stanzas, he introduces a gallery of daffy characters, including the Terrible Toy-Eating Tookle, a hamburger named James, blissfully oblivious Headphone Harold, and the so-attractive folk attending the "Rotten Convention''--"Mr. Mud and t...

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Like Roald Dahl, Silverstein's cartoons and poems are humorously seditious, often giving voice to a child's desire to be empowered or to retaliate for perceived injustice: one child character wields a ""Remote-a-Dad"" that will instantly control his father, and another dreams of his teachers beco...

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Common Sense Media

/ We didn't mean that way-- / Now zip up your pants."

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Bookmarks Magazine

Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Millie McDeevit screamed a scream
So loud it made her eyebrows steam.
She screamed so loud
Her jawbone broke,
Her tongue caught fire,<br /...

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