A Light In The Attic
  • A Light In The Attic
  • A Light In The Attic
ISBN: 0060256745
EAN13: 9780060256746
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 7, 1981
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.8" L x 6.9" W
Weight: 1.65 lbs.
Format: Library Binding
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Shel Silverstein's A Light in the Attic is now available in a special edition containing the classic hardcover book and a CD of highlights from his Grammy Award-winning album.

From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up, and Every Thing On It, comes an imaginative book of poems and drawings--a favorite of Shel Silverstein fans young and old. A Light in the Attic delights with remarkable characters and hilariously profound poems in a collection readers will return to again and again.

Here in the attic you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel.

Come on up to the attic of Shel Silverstein and let the light bring you home.

And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein

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   My children loved his books
The Shel Silvrstein books encourage children to read. I bought them for my kids as soon as they became available. I am buying them for my friends kids. The tongue twisters in his books are perfect and the hilarious poems keep the kids interested and stimulated to read. You can get clean, untorn, like-new books with a hard cover for less than half the price at a bookstore. I'm going to use Amazon again and again.
   Best Childrens book of poems ever!
This is the third generation of kids that I have given a gift to. The best thing is to read it to them. My grown sons can still recite "There's a Polar Bear in the Frigidaire". The poems are fresh and fun to read. The line drawings are so imaginative they inspire kids to draw what they hear in the poems and, as a bonus, my granddaughter painted my copy with color when she was a teenager. I am 70 years old and I still like that book. Where the Sidewalk ends is not nearly as good as re-published. Not me at all.
   Classic Hardcover
My sons have hardcover versions of this and Where the Sidewalk ends for themselves because I read the book to them as a kid. Two of the greatest children's poetry books ever written were written.
   Maybe not for kids
We own where the sidewalk ends and we read it to our boy. We decided to purchase another Shel book of poems because we thought it was fun and goofy. The poems have a bit of an edge to them because they are in the same spirit and style of Silverstein. It feels like Shel was going through something when he wrote these. They give off an odd vibe that I don't like reading to my child, and it makes me uneasy. I don't like Silverstein's poetry collections, but I would recommend another one.
   Best Baby Shower Gift
I had three baby showers in a single month and I gave the same gift to all of them. I gave them Falling Up, Where the Sidewalk ends, and A Light in the Attic. Before bed, my dad would read to my sisters and I. I put a card on top of the books with a bow and string, and tie them up with some nice string. The books were a hit with everyone in attendance. A great book!
I was raised with Shel Silverstein. There was a light in the attic, where the sidewalk ends and The Giving Tree were written. My daughter's teacher didn't give us a classroom reader when we had to move to home because of Covid-19. The teacher of a 6-year-old girl who was reading a few grade levels higher than her classmates thought it would be better to read for fun than to learn. We've been reading a lot of early chapter books and moving to younger middle-grade novels. It's difficult to find stories that aren't too old in subject matter. That's where Shel Silverstein comes in. There are many layers to his poems. Readers are asked to look beyond face value. When we read critical thinking skills, I like to watch my daughter develop them. She likes the sillinessirreverence. A Light in the Attic is a classic that should be in every home.
   A true gem
This is a great poetry book for children. It's fun and imaginative. Shel Silverstein is a gateway poet. My son is in his 30s and was raised on his poetry. He is an avid reader. For Christmas, I bought this and other Shel Silverstein books for my children. My grandson looked at all the pages and said, "Ugh!" Granny, this is too long. My daughter-in-law read a few poems to him, and now he wants it. This is a gem.
   Not my cup of tea
Some of the poems are funny, but I didn't realize how unnerving some of his stuff was. I know he's a classic, but I don't like him. I don't like his pictures and I knew it when I bought them, but some of them are just weird. My daughter has bad nightmares so it's not something I like to read at night.
   A necessary collection for ages 3 to 103
There are a few bonuses in the classic poetry collection. I would have preferred a black and white cover but I know the gold is a special edition with extra poems, so I can't take any points away from it. If you don't already have this poetry collection in your life, ask yourself why, because it's so nice to read on days when you need a little laughter and a lifted spirit. The collection has all original illustrations that you would expect.
   Always a good buy
My family likes to create memories when they are reading. I'm not sure what book it is, this one or falling up, but some poems are morbid. That's correct.