Every Thing On It

Every Thing On It

by Shel Silverstein

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061998164
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/20/2011
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 60,005
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Shel Silverstein 's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began 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 classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.


Shel Silverstein 's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began 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 classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.

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)

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Every Thing On It 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Readers of all ages will delight in this new collection from Shel Silverstein. It's so rare to have the opportunity to enjoy new work from a beloved artist who has passed away, so thanks to the Silverstein Estate for giving this collection to Shel's fans so we might have that pleasure of discovering something new from the brilliant and inventive Shel Silverstein once more.
Balina More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book with beautiful poems. Highly recommended
TyroneFreeberg More than 1 year ago
This is a must have for every collector out there. The fun and light story will definitely lighten up your mood.
Spaghetti More than 1 year ago
As usual, witty, clever, funny. The pictures say it all! Silverstein is brilliant.
jfoster_sf on LibraryThing 6 days ago
This book was published after Shel Silverstein's death-a collection of unpublished poems. I hate to be rude, but I feel that most of these poems were unpublished for a reason. They felt very incomplete, and there were only a few that I thought were very good.
lhamed on LibraryThing 6 days ago
A bunch of funny poem and cool drawings by Shel Silverstein.
porch_reader on LibraryThing 6 days ago
I was thrilled to get this posthumously published collection of Shel Silverstein's poems and drawings for Christmas. I grew up with [Where the Sidewalk Ends] and [A Light in the Attic], and I still appreciate Uncle Shelby's sense of humor. Reading these while the kids were home from school on Christmas break meant that I could share the best of the collection on the spot. While the kids were most fond of the funny poems, I like the poignant ones, including one titled "When I Am Gone."When I am gone what will you do? Who will write and draw for you? Someone smarter - someone new?Someone better - maybe YOU!
Schuman on LibraryThing 6 days ago
The last Shel Silverstein book, I just had to check it out. The title poem "Everything on it" is about him ordering a hot dog with everything on it and boy did he get everything on it, he got a parrot, a bee in a bonnet, a wristwatch, a wrench, and a rake.He got a goldfish, a flag, a fiddle, a frog, and a fiddle, etc, etc, etc. I love how Silverstein let kids young and old use their imagination.
McKennaMiller on LibraryThing 6 days ago
I can't believe that Silverstein has so many poems and illustrations that have gone unpublished. I imagine he has many more from this. Obviously these poems did not fit his other books how he liked it. I really liked the variety of poems in this book.
ander23 on LibraryThing 6 days ago
As usual, witty, clever, funny. The pictures say it all! Silverstein is brilliant. 5 stars.
ryann0423 on LibraryThing 6 days ago
Another collection of Shel Silverstein poetry. It has very simply, pencil drawn illustrations to add to the whimsical, fun, silly poems. There are long poems and short poems, and poems of all subjects. This book is great for read alouds when kids come in from an out of class activity, the teacher can read a poem or two to get the kids focused back in. It is also great when teaching poetry, it shows kids that poems don't have to be boring, emotional, etc., and shows them they can easily write a poem about anything that matters to them. It also is filled with fun made up words that will make the kids laugh.
aconant05 on LibraryThing 6 days ago
This compilation of poems is the essence of Shel Silverstein, similar to his poetry books of the past. His silly, witty, thought-provoking words are hilarious as always.The illustrations really bring out the message in the poems. There are some poems where you have to see the picture in order to understand what the author is trying to say. Other pictures are just funny and amusing.
manich01 on LibraryThing 6 days ago
A delightfully surprising new addition of unpublished poems by every child's favorite poet. Ranging from simply silly to undeniably profound, this most mature work is sure to please lovers of and novices with Shel's unique style of lyricism and illustration. Personal favorites include "Years From Now," "Growing Down," "He Tried to Hide," "Sign," and "When I Am Gone."
ekstewar on LibraryThing 6 days ago
Summary: This is a collection of poems that are creative, whimsical and fun, put alongside simple yet detailed drawings. Genre: PoetryPersonal Reflection: I loved reading Shel Silverstein books when I was young, and I still do today. I like that if a kid really enjoys his humor and drawings that the books are so big and there are so many of them to read. I like it when Silverstein twists your tonguq up as your even just trying to read some of his poems. Concept: I think poetry of this type really lets the imagination of a kid run wild. It would be fun to have kids make their own 'Shel style' poems and see what they come up with.
bragan on LibraryThing 6 days ago
I don't remember how old I was when I first read Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends (other than very young indeed), but I do remember the incredible delight I felt, because I've never stopped feeling it. Every time I pick one of his books up, the feeling instantly comes flooding back. Silverstein was one of the best things about my childhood, and, no, I don't think I'm exaggerating there. His poems are silly and clever, deliciously evil, laugh-out-loud funny, strangely insightful, and wonderfully subversive in ways that even little kids who've never heard the word "subversive" in their lives can instantly relate to. I adored them then, and I still do now.I wasn't holding out lots of hope for this new collection, though. After all, books published years after the death of their author often turn out to be second-rate, unedited rejects scraped from the bottom of their desk drawers, right? Besides, encountering something like this for the first time can't possibly be the same when you're forty. Right?Except, whaddaya know, it turns out it can be. And if this came out of the bottom of Silverstein's desk drawer, I can only hope there's a lot more down there where it came from. I swear, reading this made me feel like a little kid again, complete with all the delight I felt when I first read Falling Up. Which isn't quite the same delight I felt when I first encountered Where the Sidewalk ends, since Silverstein was a brand new surprise then, and that only happens once. But it's more than enough. A few pages in, I was thinking, in that wistful way I sometimes do when reading good kids' books, that I wished I could hop into a time machine and send this back to me-as-a-child, knowing she would have been absolutely over the moon. By halfway through, I was thinking, "Screw little-kid me! She can't have this one! It's mine!"So, thank you, Mr. Silverstein. I'm sorry I ever doubted you.
gammaRK More than 1 year ago
Our three-year old loves the rhyming Much of the subject matter is over her head, but it presents a good gateway to discuss meanings of things. Have read each poem at least three times within the last three weeks.
book4children More than 1 year ago
From the delightful and crazy genius of Shel Silverstein comes this wacky collection of poems and drawings. I doubt there has ever been or ever will be another poet that can move audiences the way that he can. Call me crazy, but I was not expecting this book to be so funny. Weird, yes. But funny? You should know that I laughed the whole way through. So did my kids. Silverstein's writing is impeccable. His lines flow off the tongue with ease and captivate children and grown ups alike. Often, rhyming books and poetry lack an ease of reading out loud. But the poems in Everything On It rhyme perfectly and flow smoothly, making them easy and fun to read. Just like his writing, Silverstein's black and white drawings are entertaining and engaging. Often, the picture works with the writing to tell the entire story. His style is easily loved by children. I think that this is because his artwork looks a lot like something a child would draw. They relate to art that looks like it belongs in their world. Silverstein is a kid that never really grew up. His poems encompass a wide range of crazy subjects including oddly shaped heads, cheating in school, strange salesmen, and obscure shops. The one subject I noticed pop up more than any other was cannibalism. If that is a subject that bothers you, then you probably shouldn't read it. There are monsters, man eating plants, child eating horses, and people eating giants to be found in the pages of this book. If you enjoy the wacky and the weird and are ready to find a book full of laughs, then this is the one for you.
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