Stoo Hample's 1961 classic elicits a fresh round of giggles with this irresistible edition featuring new art from the author-illustrator — and the same wonderful retro feel.
I am silly,
You are silly,
All of us are silly,
And everything in THE SILLY BOOK is the silly-willy-nilliest! There are songy sills (oops!) — silly songs, silly stories, silly poems, silly secrets, silly things to do, a silly good-night, and even silly nothings. Anyone who reads this book will laugh like anything or else turn into a bathtub. First published more than forty years ago — when it became an uproariously silly success — THE SILLY BOOK has returned to cause a new generation of children to giggle like gigglecopters (giggle giggle giggle), roll on the floor (roll roll roll), and cheer, "Boodleheimer, Boodleheimer" (CLAP! CLAP! CLAP!).
|Product dimensions:||10.50(w) x 10.13(h) x 0.31(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
Stoo Hample is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including MY MOM'S THE BEST MOM, YOU STINK! I LOVE YOU, and the international bestseller CHILDREN'S LETTERS TO GOD. THE SILLY BOOK, Stoo Hample's first book, was originally edited by the legendary children's book editor Ursula Nordstrom. The book became a colossal hit, and its popularity led to THE SILLY RECORD, a Boodleheimer doll, and other silly merchandise. This is a book for those who, like the author, believe in silliness. "Life," he maintains, "is essentially silly, or why would there be war, disease, and dandruff?"
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My brother and I loved this book (30 years ago?) when we were young, and have been trying to find it for several years. It was one of the few times in our childhood that we really got along. Somehow it disapeared as time went by, but 'Cheese, please Lucy... thank you very berry mush (I think)' has stayed with me for years! I'm getting a new copy as soon as I can get to the store!
We read this book about 40(?) years ago. I think my brother still has his worn out copy. I still have some of its verse memorized. It may be silly, but it has things that also teach. Pass the peas please Louise...You're willy, welly, welcome. Or something like that. I'm getting a new copy!