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Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?: 50th Anniversary Edition
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Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?: 50th Anniversary Edition

by Shel Silverstein
 

A rhino makes the best kind of friend in this 50th Anniversary Edition of a cherished classic from Shel Silverstein.

Looking for a new pet? Bored with cats, dogs, goldfish, gerbils, and hamsters? How about a cheap rhinoceros?

Shel Silverstein’s loving look at the joys of rhino ownership may convince you to be the lucky person who takes home this very,

Overview

A rhino makes the best kind of friend in this 50th Anniversary Edition of a cherished classic from Shel Silverstein.

Looking for a new pet? Bored with cats, dogs, goldfish, gerbils, and hamsters? How about a cheap rhinoceros?

Shel Silverstein’s loving look at the joys of rhino ownership may convince you to be the lucky person who takes home this very, very unusual pet.

This 50th Anniversary Edition features jacket art from the original 1964 edition, plus a commemorative anniversary sticker.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Katie Kemple
There is a lot a rhinoceros can do around your house. He can scratch your back, or play pirates; eat your report card, or open soda cans for your uncle. He will also help your grandma make doughnuts and pretend to be a shark at the beach. In this poem told in storybook form, Silverstein’s illustrations are at their finest—both humorous and tender. Children will enjoy endless pictures of the rhinoceros dressed in silly costumes—a pirate, a crook, and a battleship. His playmates are funny too—burying him in the sand, building a fort around him, or hanging him upside down to play records with his horn. For a 50th anniversary edition, it feels crisp and nearly timeless. It is a lovely introduction to Silverstein’s work for younger children and one that older children will enjoy as well. Reviewer: Katie Kemple; Ages 4 to 8.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481415934
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
02/18/2014
Edition description:
Anniversary Edition
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
242,075
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Shel Silverstein is best known as a children’s book author who wrote and illustrated a number of bestselling books that have charmed millions of readers of all ages. Crossing many artistic boundaries, he was also a noted songwriter and an accomplished playwright. Silverstein first came to prominence in the 1950s as a cartoonist for Playboy, where he assumed the role of roving ambassador for the up-and-coming magazine. This esteemed assignment—due in no small part to his friendship with Hugh M. Hefner—was the auspicious beginning of a most amazing career. Shel Silverstein died in 1999.

Shel Silverstein is best known as a children’s book author who wrote and illustrated a number of bestselling books that have charmed millions of readers of all ages. Crossing many artistic boundaries, he was also a noted songwriter and an accomplished playwright. Silverstein first came to prominence in the 1950s as a cartoonist for Playboy, where he assumed the role of roving ambassador for the up-and-coming magazine. This esteemed assignment—due in no small part to his friendship with Hugh M. Hefner—was the auspicious beginning of a most amazing career. Shel Silverstein died in 1999.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 25, 1930
Date of Death:
May 10, 1999
Place of Birth:
Chicago, Illinois
Place of Death:
Key West, Florida
Education:
Chicago School of Fine Arts; University of Illinois (no degree)
Website:
http://www.shelsilverstein.com

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