Every Thing On It
  • Every Thing On It
  • Every Thing On It
ISBN: 0061998168
EAN13: 9780061998164
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 20, 2011
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 8.9" L x 6.8" W
Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

A spider lives inside my head
Who weaves a strange and wondrous web
Of silken threads and silver strings
To catch all sorts of flying things,
Like crumbs of thought and bits of smiles
And specks of dried-up tears,
And dust of dreams that catch and cling
For years and years and years . . .

Have you ever read a book with everything on it? Well, here it is, an amazing collection of never-before-published poems and drawings from the creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Falling Up. You will say Hi-ho for the toilet troll, get tongue-tied with Stick-a-Tongue-Out-Sid, play a highly unusual horn, and experience the joys of growing down.

What's that? You have a case of the Lovetobutcants? Impossible! Just come on in and let the magic of Shel Silverstein bend your brain and open your heart.

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   Amazing Legacy of Poetry and Art Left by the Master!
This is such a wonderful collection of poems—sweet, funny, sentimental and completely off-the-wall, typical Shel Silverstein. It's like getting an unexpected visit from an old friend. The collection is well-put together, edited beautifully, and in the same style as Ms. Shel would have wanted. Several poems made me cry not easy to do but I did cry, he said. I read the entire book, and felt the ending was just right with his poem When I Am Gone What will you do? Who knew that someone could be so smart? He left behind over 1,500 poems and sketches, most of which are now in the Tate Museum. I hope to see more works released, because holding a new Shelstein book feels wonderful, Cohen said.
 
5
   Perfect!
I read poems from Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic to my kids most nights before bed, so when I heard there was a new posthumous collection from Silverstein, I ordered it up immediately. I'm absolutely thrilled with this volume, said Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I love that it has the same look and feel as my old editions of Shel's other collections, right down to the typeface, layout, dust jacket, and weight of the paper! I was a little worried the poems might not be as good as the ones I'm familiar with, but I'm happy to report they're fantastic! Several of the poems in this book are edging out older poems by Shel Silverstein as my favorites. The book's illustrations are also just as phenomenal as those in the earlier books.
 
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   Every Thing On It
I pre-ordered two copies of 'Every Thing On It,' one for my 10 year old granddaughter and the other for my 5 year old granddaughter, as soon as I read that the book was being published. We still have copies of A Light In the Attic, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up and The Giving Tree, which belonged to my son and daughter, and are still being read and enjoyed by my grandchildren. The new book was also highly anticipated. The book was her first read aloud. The poems and illustrations were as wonderful as in his previous books, and we wondered why this book was not published while he was still alive. Yes, there is still material for another book, and we look forward to its publication!
 
5
   So funny!
He urged reluctant readers to "avoid complacency" and to "read the Silver Shelstein books." In fact, I absolutely loved reading these verses to my children and now my grandkids, because they laugh the whole time. He has a very good reputation for creating and sharing great works of fiction, said Charles Bloom, Silverstein's longtime collaborator. Then you have the drawings, nope, all black and white line drawings, but they are so hilarious that kids just love them. They were an instant hit years ago, and today with all the technology out there, children still love and appreciate Silverstein's quirky poems and really funny drawings. A former Weather Underground employee, Mr. Evans said: "They're not going to let go of this."
 
5
   A wonderful Shel Silverstein book
I'm so happy that the family saved this mostly unpublished work and released it in this wonderful book, said Axelrod. I've been a fan of his delightfully twisted humor since I was a kid. I had to get the book! It's just that they put it this way: "If you want to be successful, you have to be willing to take risks."
 
5
   What a great poet!
I thoroughly enjoy reading poems by Shel Silverstein. I mean, seriously, these are the best sketches of the year, by far. I was very surprised and excited to hear that there would be another book of his coming out, said Blair. I recommend this book to anyone that needs a good laugh.
 
4
   Love Shel...
I've always admired Shel Silverstein's wit and his sense of humor. This was not his best, but he starts to feel derivitive. Park your car and walk the Sidewalk to find the Yippy Yuks.
 
5
   Love Shel's books!
For me, the most selfish of all time, I got this for my granddaughter, who was visiting, so I could have her read it to me. It's great to hear Gillian read, Powell said. This was a good purchase, said James Ridgeway of Harrison.
 
5
   Shel Silverstein
This is the perfect book of poetry and prose for a child of 3 and up. I chose it for my grandson because I wanted to introduce him to a writer who is a master at telling a story through his phrases.
 
5
   Everything I expected and more!
I was so excited to find out that there would be a new Shel Silverstein book, and I ordered it as soon as it was published, Morgenthau said. It's definitely a classic Silverstein, and I received it very quickly so I was able to start enjoying it right away, Morgenthau said.
 
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