Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Children's Classics-Poetry

For this month's theme, Poetry, I read Shel Silverstein's A Light in the Attic
I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed his simple, hilarious verses! From his wacky subjects (Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, and Ticklish Tom to name a few) to his crazy drawings-this was definitely a fun fun book to re-read! I also liked that he took the most mundane subjects and wrote something funny about them! One of my favorites had a more serious tone:
Put Something In
Draw a crazy picture,
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-gumble song,
Whistle through your comb.
Do a loony-goony dance,
'cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain't been there before

I will definitely be going back to read Where the Sidewalk Ends!


Amy said...

It has been a while since I've picked up anything by Silverstein. Thanks for the reminder!

morninglight mama said...

I remember actually trying all of the steps in one of his poems about how to stop your hiccups-- such good times in elementary school reading these at school or with friends. His books are amazing!

mountainsofbooks said...

One of the things I loved about Shel Silverstein's poems were the illustrations that went along with them.