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The Wonderful World of Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein's masterful collections of poems and drawings are at once outrageously funny and profound -- beloved by children of all ages.
 
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A Light in the Attic
by Shel Silverstein Illustrated by Shel Silverstein

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?

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A Giraffe and a Half
by Shel Silverstein Illustrated by Shel Silverstein

"If you had a giraffe
and he stretched another half...
you would have a giraffe and a half.

And if you glued a rose
to the tip of his nose...

And...if he put on a shoe
and then stepped in some glue...

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Falling Up
by Shel Silverstein Illustrated by Shel Silverstein

"Millie McDeevit screamed a scream
So loud it made her eyebrows steam.
She screamed so loud
Her jawbone broke,
Her tongue caught fire,
Her nostrils smoked..."

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Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems & Drawings
by Shel Silverstein Illustrated by Shel Silverstein
"If you are a dreamer, come in, If you are a dreamer, A wisher, a liar, A hope-er, a pray-er, A magic bean buyer … " Come in … for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein’ s world begins. You’ ll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale.
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Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?
by Shel Silverstein
A rhinoceros is for sale! A child describes all of the things the rhinoceros is good for, including imitating a shark at the beach, helping grandmothers with donuts, and opening soda cans. Shel Silverstein's clever text and illustrations bring across the
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Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back: The Lion Who Shot Back
by Shel Silverstein Illustrated by Shel Silverstein
"You don't have to shoot me," says the young lion. "I will be your rug and I will lie in front of your fireplace and I won't move a muscle and you can sit on me and toast all the marshmallows you want.
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The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein Illustrated by Shel Silverstein

"Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.

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Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook
by Shel Silverstein Illustrated by Shel Silverstein

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.

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