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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Programs and Genres (Oct. 7 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060256737
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060256739
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 17.8 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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By Alice Chan on Nov. 30 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This has always been one of my favorites as a child. I enjoy reading the poems and looking at the simple and silly drawings in the book.
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By A Customer on April 25 2006
Format: Hardcover
....and adults too! Lots of laughs and silliness.
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By A Customer on July 14 2004
Format: Hardcover
I am not a big poem fan but I love this book! Drawings are great and so fun!
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By A Customer on June 2 2004
Format: Hardcover
I read Shel Silverstein when I was young and I loved his poetry. I used to read it to the kids I babysat (and I never sat on a baby) and I now read it to my own children. What can be said that hasn't been said already?
This: Shel Silverstein wrote more than just silly. Some of his greatest poems bring tears to my eyes and make me think about things like justice, death, love, and even my Creator. Pretty deep stuff. I personally believe it's that inane sense of humor he had combined with an almost philosophical take on life that mades Shel a great children's poet.
Some of my favorite poems by Shel are in this collection, The Light in the Attic.
The Little Boy and the Old Man should make any person who reads it think about aging and reaching out to our loved ones who are er, how shall I say it, a little past their prime and also to those who haven't quite reached their prime yet. And How Many, How Much is a wonderful reminder that friendship starts in your own heart.
And I wonder, was one of my favorite movies (Bruce Almighty) inspired by one of my favorite Shel Silverstein poems (God's Wheel)? Did the writer read that poem and think "What a great premise for a movie!" Could be. Whatever the case I know his work was one of my inspirations in becoming a children's writer. And now I'm writing a book of poetry for children and as I craft it I returned to all these funny, touching, ironic, wistful, poems and realized, "Uh oh, I set the bar too low. I need to kick it up a notch." I so I strive to do just that.
My nightmare is being compared by a cranky reviewer to Shel Silverstein, "This writer is an imposter to the throne of the great Shel." Let me state here and now that I don't want the throne.
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By A Customer on May 17 2004
Format: Hardcover
Hula eels, magic carpets and tickilish tom are all things in A Light in the Attic. This hilarios book has fun filled poems all over! such as Little Abigail and the beautiful pony. What happens to Abigail when she doesn't get what she wants?
The author Shel Siverstein uses rymes through out the whole book to make it super funny. I would recomend this book if you like fantasy and magic. You will love these poems and be rolling on the floor laughing.
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By A Customer on April 15 2004
Format: Hardcover
Hope,
The book A Light In The Attic is very good because I like all of the little poems and most of the poems are really funny!The authorof the book is Shel Silverstein and I think that his style is to be really funny and to make people lauph and well he made me lauph.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to lauph or likes fairytales.
Personaly I can't wait to get my hands on another one of Shel Silverstein's books!!!
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Format: Hardcover
I hadn't read Shel Silverstein for years until I recently picked up this ancient book of my youth. Looking at it now, I truly appreciate Silverstein's unique writing (maybe for the first time). It's difficult not to fall in love instantly with a man who makes cannibalism, monsters, and other ephemera kid friendly. Not to mention the fantastic illustrations and original verses of each poem. Interestingly, I saw real similarities with, of all people, Gary Larson ("The Far Side") down to the grotesque but can't-look-away illustrations. I would recommend this book to any child I know. These poems do not date and feel as fresh as when I read them as a young-un.
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By A Customer on Sept. 4 2002
Format: Hardcover
I have to say that Shel Silverstein deserves a lot of credit...his poetry opens the door of rhyme and verse for so many children who are blessed to find this book in their hands. I have the best memories of first reading this book as a youngster back in the early 1980's...my brother and I would take turns reading our favorites to each other for hours. We'll never forget you Shel! Your poetic genius will continue to inspire the multitudes!
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