Don't Bump the Glump!: And Other Fantasies
  • Don't Bump the Glump!: And Other Fantasies
  • Don't Bump the Glump!: And Other Fantasies
  • Don't Bump the Glump!: And Other Fantasies
  • Don't Bump the Glump!: And Other Fantasies
  • Don't Bump the Glump!: And Other Fantasies
  • Don't Bump the Glump!: And Other Fantasies
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Don't Bump the Glump!: And Other Fantasies

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by Shel Silverstein
     
 

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Don't Bump the Glump! turns fifty! A commemorative gold anniversary sticker graces Shel Silverstein's first poetry collection, celebrating fifty years since publication. This, his only book in full color, was published the same year as his famous classic The Giving Tree.

Filled with stunning ink and watercolor illustrations, Don't Bump the

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Don't Bump the Glump! turns fifty! A commemorative gold anniversary sticker graces Shel Silverstein's first poetry collection, celebrating fifty years since publication. This, his only book in full color, was published the same year as his famous classic The Giving Tree.

Filled with stunning ink and watercolor illustrations, Don't Bump the Glump! is bursting with Shel Silverstein's unique imagination and bold brand of humor. Are you ready to be astonished, tickled, and entertained by this most unusual bestiary of silly and amazing creatures?

Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator started with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, as well as of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
01/01/2015
K Up—Several classic tales from Silverstein are celebrating anniversaries, most notably The Giving Tree, still popular at 50. Though this spare but tender allegory for the parent/child relationship still occupies a celebrated place on bookshelves, it's a divisive title, with some critics finding the boy selfish and narcissistic and others even positing that the work represents our destructive relationship with nature. Other new releases employ Silverstein's trademark humor, such as Lafcadio, a laugh-out-loud tale of a sharpshooting lion, now in its 50th year. Dreamers, wishers, liars, hope-ers, pray-ers, and magic bean buyers are in for a treat: Where the Sidewalk Ends, Silverstein's funny, lyrical, and downright bizarre poetry collection, turns 40, and this newest edition contains 12 extra poems. At 50, A Giraffe and a Half and Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? have yet to show their age; these picture books are ridiculous in all the best ways. Finally, meet the Wild Gazite, the Pointy-Peaked Pavarius, and the Long-Necked Preposterous, in Don't Bump the Glump!: And Other Fantasies, Silverstein's first poetry collection—and the only one in full color—whose arresting wordplay and images are wonderfully disconcerting.
Publishers Weekly

Back in 1964-the same year that his Giving Tree was published- Silverstein's first poetry collection appeared; it was also his only children's book to contain full-color art. Reissued in a slightly larger trim size, this collection of 45 poems tours readers past imaginary creatures, beginning with a being that looks remarkably like a fedora but for the jaw subtly poking below one side of the brim and the four tiny feet beneath: "This is the Quick-Disguising Ginnit./ Didn't he have you fooled for a minute?" There's no question that the intensity of Silverstein's watercolor palette adds to the fun: the gradations in the hat, for example, distract from the "ginnit" details; more typically, they supply a punch that complements the puckish but simple shapes of Silverstein's silly beasts ("The Pointy-Peaked Pavarius,/ A creature most gregarious,/ Who's never taken serious,/ Poor thing"). "Silly" doesn't mean unsophisticated, by the way: most of the work was first published in Playboy . All ages. (Mar.)

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Children's Literature - Carly Reagan
It is not hard to understand how Shel Silverstein wrote many successful children's poetry books once you read this, his first poetry collection, published all the way back in 1964. The "Glump" is just one of many creatures that Silverstein creates in a charming, whimsical, and humorous collection of short (sometimes just two lines long) poems. Other creatures, such as the cowardly "Slurm" and the terribly aggressive "Gru" are brought to life with Silverstein's clever word play and simple, solitary watercolor illustrations. Reminiscent of the types of doodles a child might do to alleviate boredom during classes, Silverstein's creatures are uncomplicated, yet fantastical, all in one. Along with his other poetry collections, such as the very popular Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic, this is a lovely addition to the English teacher's classroom for all ages. Teachers can use his writing to teach reading and the appreciation of good writing, or to encourage older students to do their own creative writing, as there are very few pesky literary rules and guidelines which apply to fantastical literature such as this. Reviewer: Carly Reagan

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061493386
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/18/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
160,552
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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