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A Light in the Attic, Shel SilversteinA Light in the Attic is a collection of poems by the American poet, writer, and children s author Shel Silverstein It was first published by Harper Row in 1981 2001 1378 48 9649219390 20 1380 197 9649225757 1379 127 9649198431 1383 200 9647222874 The feelings I have about Shel Silverstein s A Light in the Attic and Where The Sidewalk Ends contrast so sharply with the books themselves I loved these funny, whimsical and sometimes downright sadistic poems with all of my young heart Even now, I feel like I m getting away with something when I think of Clarence Lee from Tennesee who loved the commercials he saw on TV I am still afraid for Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too who never returned to the world they knew In Shel Silverstein s books I found all of my childish wishes drawn out to their natural, absurd conclusions But I was also given a glimpse of the way that language could create beauty and inspire wonder, for we have some flax golden tales to spin Come in Come in I never guessed how a bald, bearded, barefoot man with a guitar could read my mind It is not too much to say that I revere both works Which is not the point of these poems at all. Do a loony goony dance Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain t been there before. 2016 Genre Challenge Poetry Recently, I started re reading A Light in the Attic with my younger daughter, who s four and a half I think when I first read it I must have been about eight or nine years old, because I remember reading it myself, and loving it I must have checked it out of the library about a million times What s not to love Shel gives us such gems as BEAR IN THEREThere s a Polar BearIn our Frigidaire He likes it cause it s cold in there.With his seat in the meatAnd his face in the fishAnd his big hairy pawsIn the buttery dish,He s nibbling the noodles,He s munching the rice,He s slurping the soda,He s licking the ice.And he lets out a roarIf you open the door.And it gives me a scareTo know he s in there That Polary BearIn our Fridgitydaire.and HOT DOGI have a hot dog for a pet,The only kind my folds would let Me get.He does smell sort of badAnd yet,He absolutely never getsThe sofa wet.We have a butcher for a vet,The strangest vet you ever met.Guess we re the weirdest family yet,To have a hot dog for a pet.Of course, she loves almost all of the poems And I d forgotten that the wonderful illustrations were also by Silverstein One word of caution for parents reading to younger kids some of the poems do deal albeit in a silly way with issues such as drowning in your own tears , getting kidnapped by a Wild Barbazzoop , and Ticklish Tom who unfortunately giggles his way onto a railroad track Small matters, surely, but good to know when you re reading something to your child that s slightly over their head in terms of age appropriateness It s nice to be prepared for the moment just after you ve finished reading, and your little one turns to you and says, Mommy, what s kidnapping A Light in the Attic is one of Shel Silverstein s best yet most controversial books of poems ever written This book is full of poems about clowns, pirates, monsters and all manner of strange people and animals doing crazy things A Light in the Attic may be too suggestive and morbid for smaller children, but older children will easily delight themselves with the silly shenanigans of the characters Shel Silverstein s writing is as witty as it is funny as he writes each character s stories in a poetic prose One of the funniest poems I have read was Squishy Touch when the main character turns everything into Jell O Shel Silverstein s illustrations are highly creative as the images make the characters look scratchy and also I love the images being presented in black and white colors, a technique that is usually used for long books The image that probably stood out the most was the image of the Gink as it has a large mouth with sharp teeth and the image of the kids coming out of the Gink on the next page Parents should know that there are some suggestive and morbid content in this book that young children might not understand One poem that might be too suggestive for children would be the poem How not to have to dry the dishes as it entices children to break the dishes in order not to dry them Another poem that might be too morbid for children would be Little Abigail and the Beautiful Pony as it deals with the death of a child and parents might want to explain to their children about the concept of death before they read this poem A Light in the Attic is an excellent book about silly poems about silly people who do crazy stunts and it will surely be an instant for many children young and old I would recommend this book to children ages six and up since smaller children might be a bit disturbed by the suggestive and morbid content displayed in this book Review is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog The saddest thing I ever did seeWas a woodpecker peckin at a plastic tree He looks at me, and Friend, says he, Things ain t as sweet as they used to be While reading I noticed that I ve had read it long ago. But I just couldn t stop I just love Shel I read a little bit from this book everyday to my younger brother this past week I can t remember if I finished this myself in my own childhood, but it felt like I read it for the first time, so I ll put this in the list of books I read this year This is a book full of poems about jokes or about little lessons presented in comical ways It gets little kids thinking and gets them interested about deeper thinking Definitely a must read for children Last Night While I Lay Thinking Here Some Whatifs Crawled Inside My Ear And Pranced And Partied All Night Long And Sang Their Same Old Whatif Song Whatif I Flunk That Test Whatif Green Hair Grows On My Chest Whatif Nobody Likes Me Whatif A Bolt Of Lightning Strikes Me This Th Anniversary Of Shel Silverstein S A Light In The Attic Includes A CD Of Highlights From His Grammy Award Winning AlbumHere In The Attic Of Shel Silverstein 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 CamelFrom The Creator Of The Beloved Poetry Collections Where The Sidewalk Ends And Falling Up, Here Is Another Wondrous Book Of Poems And Drawings Why I love it Really This is a banned book Somewhere, Mr Silverstein is shaking his head sadly It s a hilarious book of illustrations and poems Silly poems Its message is clear use your imagination, laugh often and your life will be good It promotes kindness, goodness and understanding There s nothing wrong with that.My Rating 5 stars