A Light in the Attic: Special Edition
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A Light in the Attic: Special Edition

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by Shel Silverstein
     
 

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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?
Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me? . . .

Here in the attic of Shel

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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?
Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me? . . .

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 the Broiled Face, and find out what happens when someone steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a mountain snores, and they’ve put a brassiere on the camel.

With 12 never-before-published poems, here is a special edition of this beloved poetry collection, from the creator of Where the Sidewalk ends and Falling Up.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Phyllis J. Perry
No children's poetry collection would be considered complete without several volumes of Shel Silverstein's poems. This special new edition of the original 1982 publication of A Light in the Attic contains twelve new poems and drawings. To celebrate, shelsilverstein.com has included new animated videos of some poems and expanded its content. Some readers will enjoy tapping into this resource. Among the featured poems on the internet site is "Backward Bill." Silverstein's poems are fun-filled and present an original and unusual view of life, providing a glimpse of childhood fun and fears. Sometimes wistful, sometimes weird, always highly original, the poems will enchant new readers, and those already familiar with them will enjoy greeting old favorites again. Shel Silverstein is remembered not only as a poet and artist but as a performer and recording artist. Included in this high recommended volume are 147 poems. Reviewer: Phyllis J. Perry

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061905858
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Edition description:
Special Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
30,767
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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