Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook
ISBN: 0060256532
EAN13: 9780060256531
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 6, 2015
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 0.8" H x 8.8" L x 7.9" W
Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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From the legendary creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and The Giving Tree comes an unforgettable new character in children's literature: Runny Babbit.

Runny Babbit is Shel Silverstein's hilarious and New York Times-bestselling book of spoonerisms--words or phrases with letters or syllables swapped: bunny rabbit becomes Runny Babbit. This edition comes with a CD featuring 12 delightful readings from the book.

Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own.

So if you say, Let's bead a rook
That's billy as can se,
You're talkin' Runny Babbit talk,
Just like mim and he.

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

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   Very funny book when read aloud to children
A very, very funny book, Simon says. I was taking care of grand boys ages 11 and 8, while their parents were out of state. When his mom is gone, it's hard for him to relax enough to go to sleep. I used this book as a diversion and it really worked. He was laughing and giggling and totally forgetting his mom was not with him at bed. Thanks for making it so easy!
 
5
   Cute, cute, cute!!!
Two of my granddaughters ages and 14 were reading this book together and I have never heard so much giggling in my life! The boys absolutely loved every line of the silliness, Sosa said. It's great to be back home, said Blair.
 
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   Shel
He also writes that Silverstein was always my favorite in school, and that I have decided to buy his entire collection and keep it for my nieces when they are old enough. He is a great writer, said James Frey, a professor at Columbia University.
 
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   Runny Babbit
What a great idea, how about a silly Shel Silverstein book for kids?! It is a gem, the kids love it, laugh and even cry. It's great to read, especially when you have such a good story.
 
5
   Lie daffing!
Just get the book.
 
5
   Filly Sun!
I purchased this book for my 28th birthday. He's a big fan of word plays and Silverstein has rabbits. It was a huge hit, although, he kept saying over and over how hard it would be for a kid to read this book. He did, in part, because spoonerisms are often overlooked when reading to oneself. And when the writer reads them aloud, they are hilarious. I had often told my boys to shake towers or bake a tath or shy twos. Yes, I should have. It's just that I need to get my own.
 
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   Love Shel Silverstein!
It was my grandson who asked me to buy it for him. His daddy, Chester, loved this writer but never got around to reading it. It's very cute and silly, but watch out! It's just trying to read the transposed letters.
 
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   🐇A Kooky Ride, errr— Read!🐇
I have a very long history of Shel Silverstein fans. My 6 year old neighbor got a real bunny and I immediately knew what I would get her for Christmas—a billy sook, Runny Babbit! She is extremely bright, Raymond said. Without this book, no one would have read it. I'd put it at a 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th grade reading levelunderstanding generally speaking, but it can be adapted to younger ages with assistance in the form of explanations. Serve a glass of wine to a gathering of adults, assign reading parts that require animations, and it's an instant blast. Even for an adult. A brain teaser. Part of the fun is reading it out loud and watching children figure out the real word. It'll crack down on anyone. His witty and irreverent illustrations are sensational and hysterical.
 
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   Extremely fever and clunny!
This is a wonderful book for a child who likes to play with words, Mrs. Cowger said. It really makes the reader look at things the way he or she is reading. His Silverstein works are legendary for their witty one-line quips.
 
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   Broken English?
It's bad enough trying to keep your kid's interest in reading books, but this one is just too confusing for both of us. Another question is: Can I keep going back and explain what I just read? Every sentence counts.
 
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