A Light in the Attic

A Light in the Attic

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 20th anniversary of Shel Silverstein's A Light in the Attic includes a CD of highlights from his Last night while I lay thinking here Some Whatifs crawled inside my ear And pranced and partied all ni...

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Title:A Light in the Attic
Author:Shel Silverstein
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:A Light in the Attic
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:176 pages pages

A Light in the Attic Reviews

  • Janine
    Apr 06, 2007

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

  • Beth
    Aug 02, 2007

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...

    "The saddest thing I ever did see Was 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! ...

    Oh my! I remember how much I loved to read these poems back in elementary school! Such good memories, I NEED to own this. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Every time I read it, every time I love it more. Many poems are my favorite, I can't write all of them here but couldn't resist myself sharing these two, The Nailbiter Some people manicure their nails, Some people trim them neatly, Some people keep th...

    Shel Silverstein was the author of my childhood, and I was surprised to find that, in (sort of) adulthood, A light in the Attic hasn't lost any of its charm. In fact, I've discovered new layers of humor and meaning I couldn't have processed when I was eight. I credit Shel Silverste...

    ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ?? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ....

    I really liked A Light in the Attic, and its oddly-optimistic style and cheerful little illustrations. A few of the poems were a little vulgar, which I didn't enjoy, but otherwise this is a great book that both adults and kids can have fun reading. ...

    Shel Silverstein was misunderstood. He was a genius, but not an evil one. Just a hilarious one. His books are looked at with suspicion. But shouldn't be, because they are full of fun, pun, and literate value. Here is why this one was challenged by others, however: "feature...

    A Light in the Attic, Shel Silverstein ?????: ???? ?? ???? ??? ???????? ???????: ?? ??????????? ?????: ???? ?????? ?????? ???: ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ??? 1380? ?? 197 ?? ????? ????...

    ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ???????? ???????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ???? ?? ??????? ?????? ?? ????...

    Picture this, I am 7,its Christmas and all the gifts are wrapped and under the tree. I could see through the wrapping paper a faint outline of the cover of A Light in the Attic. I begged. I screamed. I was not allowed to open the present even though I knew what it was. But... I s...

  • Cathy
    Oct 01, 2007

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...

    "The saddest thing I ever did see Was 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! ...

    Oh my! I remember how much I loved to read these poems back in elementary school! Such good memories, I NEED to own this. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Every time I read it, every time I love it more. Many poems are my favorite, I can't write all of them here but couldn't resist myself sharing these two, The Nailbiter Some people manicure their nails, Some people trim them neatly, Some people keep th...

    Shel Silverstein was the author of my childhood, and I was surprised to find that, in (sort of) adulthood, A light in the Attic hasn't lost any of its charm. In fact, I've discovered new layers of humor and meaning I couldn't have processed when I was eight. I credit Shel Silverste...

    ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ?? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ....

    I really liked A Light in the Attic, and its oddly-optimistic style and cheerful little illustrations. A few of the poems were a little vulgar, which I didn't enjoy, but otherwise this is a great book that both adults and kids can have fun reading. ...

    Shel Silverstein was misunderstood. He was a genius, but not an evil one. Just a hilarious one. His books are looked at with suspicion. But shouldn't be, because they are full of fun, pun, and literate value. Here is why this one was challenged by others, however: "feature...

  • Valerie
    Oct 25, 2007

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

  • Luke Lafountain
    Apr 06, 2008

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...

    "The saddest thing I ever did see Was 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! ...

    Oh my! I remember how much I loved to read these poems back in elementary school! Such good memories, I NEED to own this. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Every time I read it, every time I love it more. Many poems are my favorite, I can't write all of them here but couldn't resist myself sharing these two, The Nailbiter Some people manicure their nails, Some people trim them neatly, Some people keep th...

    Shel Silverstein was the author of my childhood, and I was surprised to find that, in (sort of) adulthood, A light in the Attic hasn't lost any of its charm. In fact, I've discovered new layers of humor and meaning I couldn't have processed when I was eight. I credit Shel Silverste...

    ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ?? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ....

    I really liked A Light in the Attic, and its oddly-optimistic style and cheerful little illustrations. A few of the poems were a little vulgar, which I didn't enjoy, but otherwise this is a great book that both adults and kids can have fun reading. ...

    Shel Silverstein was misunderstood. He was a genius, but not an evil one. Just a hilarious one. His books are looked at with suspicion. But shouldn't be, because they are full of fun, pun, and literate value. Here is why this one was challenged by others, however: "feature...

    A Light in the Attic, Shel Silverstein ?????: ???? ?? ???? ??? ???????? ???????: ?? ??????????? ?????: ???? ?????? ?????? ???: ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ??? 1380? ?? 197 ?? ????? ????...

    ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ???????? ???????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ???? ?? ??????? ?????? ?? ????...

    Picture this, I am 7,its Christmas and all the gifts are wrapped and under the tree. I could see through the wrapping paper a faint outline of the cover of A Light in the Attic. I begged. I screamed. I was not allowed to open the present even though I knew what it was. But... I s...

    I am going to start out by saying I really loved this book. i have been getting into poems lately so i decided to read this. There really is no main story but is just a collage of poems. It is primarily meant for children but the values expressed in it are one everyone should know-no m...

  • Elyse
    May 03, 2014

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...

    "The saddest thing I ever did see Was 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! ...

    Oh my! I remember how much I loved to read these poems back in elementary school! Such good memories, I NEED to own this. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Every time I read it, every time I love it more. Many poems are my favorite, I can't write all of them here but couldn't resist myself sharing these two, The Nailbiter Some people manicure their nails, Some people trim them neatly, Some people keep th...

    Shel Silverstein was the author of my childhood, and I was surprised to find that, in (sort of) adulthood, A light in the Attic hasn't lost any of its charm. In fact, I've discovered new layers of humor and meaning I couldn't have processed when I was eight. I credit Shel Silverste...

    ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ?? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ....

    I really liked A Light in the Attic, and its oddly-optimistic style and cheerful little illustrations. A few of the poems were a little vulgar, which I didn't enjoy, but otherwise this is a great book that both adults and kids can have fun reading. ...

    Shel Silverstein was misunderstood. He was a genius, but not an evil one. Just a hilarious one. His books are looked at with suspicion. But shouldn't be, because they are full of fun, pun, and literate value. Here is why this one was challenged by others, however: "feature...

    A Light in the Attic, Shel Silverstein ?????: ???? ?? ???? ??? ???????? ???????: ?? ??????????? ?????: ???? ?????? ?????? ???: ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ??? 1380? ?? 197 ?? ????? ????...

    ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ???????? ???????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ???? ?? ??????? ?????? ?? ????...

    Picture this, I am 7,its Christmas and all the gifts are wrapped and under the tree. I could see through the wrapping paper a faint outline of the cover of A Light in the Attic. I begged. I screamed. I was not allowed to open the present even though I knew what it was. But... I s...

    I am going to start out by saying I really loved this book. i have been getting into poems lately so i decided to read this. There really is no main story but is just a collage of poems. It is primarily meant for children but the values expressed in it are one everyone should know-no m...

    Usually I don't like poetry books that much. I find them kind of boring. This book though was really good. I love Shel Silverstein's books and I plan on reading some of the others. This book is would be good for 3rd-6th graders. I like this book a lot better than any other poetry books...

    A load of fun to read these poems. I can see how they might be considered a little subversive by some and can see how they banned this book for a little while somewhere! I'd buy this for all my little relations no problem. ...

    These poems are so much fun! They talk about life in a very humorous way. And some of the poems are actually very profound, but simple to read. I loved it. ...

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! When I saw my Goodreads friend 'post' she read this book, I smiled BIG time!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jul 28, 2010

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...

    "The saddest thing I ever did see Was 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! ...

    Oh my! I remember how much I loved to read these poems back in elementary school! Such good memories, I NEED to own this. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Every time I read it, every time I love it more. Many poems are my favorite, I can't write all of them here but couldn't resist myself sharing these two, The Nailbiter Some people manicure their nails, Some people trim them neatly, Some people keep th...

    Shel Silverstein was the author of my childhood, and I was surprised to find that, in (sort of) adulthood, A light in the Attic hasn't lost any of its charm. In fact, I've discovered new layers of humor and meaning I couldn't have processed when I was eight. I credit Shel Silverste...

    ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ?? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ....

    I really liked A Light in the Attic, and its oddly-optimistic style and cheerful little illustrations. A few of the poems were a little vulgar, which I didn't enjoy, but otherwise this is a great book that both adults and kids can have fun reading. ...

    Shel Silverstein was misunderstood. He was a genius, but not an evil one. Just a hilarious one. His books are looked at with suspicion. But shouldn't be, because they are full of fun, pun, and literate value. Here is why this one was challenged by others, however: "feature...

    A Light in the Attic, Shel Silverstein ?????: ???? ?? ???? ??? ???????? ???????: ?? ??????????? ?????: ???? ?????? ?????? ???: ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ??? 1380? ?? 197 ?? ????? ????...

  • Carrie
    Mar 15, 2008

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...

    "The saddest thing I ever did see Was 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! ...

    Oh my! I remember how much I loved to read these poems back in elementary school! Such good memories, I NEED to own this. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Every time I read it, every time I love it more. Many poems are my favorite, I can't write all of them here but couldn't resist myself sharing these two, The Nailbiter Some people manicure their nails, Some people trim them neatly, Some people keep th...

    Shel Silverstein was the author of my childhood, and I was surprised to find that, in (sort of) adulthood, A light in the Attic hasn't lost any of its charm. In fact, I've discovered new layers of humor and meaning I couldn't have processed when I was eight. I credit Shel Silverste...

    ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ?? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ....

    I really liked A Light in the Attic, and its oddly-optimistic style and cheerful little illustrations. A few of the poems were a little vulgar, which I didn't enjoy, but otherwise this is a great book that both adults and kids can have fun reading. ...

    Shel Silverstein was misunderstood. He was a genius, but not an evil one. Just a hilarious one. His books are looked at with suspicion. But shouldn't be, because they are full of fun, pun, and literate value. Here is why this one was challenged by others, however: "feature...

    A Light in the Attic, Shel Silverstein ?????: ???? ?? ???? ??? ???????? ???????: ?? ??????????? ?????: ???? ?????? ?????? ???: ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ??? 1380? ?? 197 ?? ????? ????...

    ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ???????? ???????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ???? ?? ??????? ?????? ?? ????...

    Picture this, I am 7,its Christmas and all the gifts are wrapped and under the tree. I could see through the wrapping paper a faint outline of the cover of A Light in the Attic. I begged. I screamed. I was not allowed to open the present even though I knew what it was. But... I s...

    I am going to start out by saying I really loved this book. i have been getting into poems lately so i decided to read this. There really is no main story but is just a collage of poems. It is primarily meant for children but the values expressed in it are one everyone should know-no m...

    Usually I don't like poetry books that much. I find them kind of boring. This book though was really good. I love Shel Silverstein's books and I plan on reading some of the others. This book is would be good for 3rd-6th graders. I like this book a lot better than any other poetry books...

    A load of fun to read these poems. I can see how they might be considered a little subversive by some and can see how they banned this book for a little while somewhere! I'd buy this for all my little relations no problem. ...

    These poems are so much fun! They talk about life in a very humorous way. And some of the poems are actually very profound, but simple to read. I loved it. ...

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! When I saw my Goodreads friend 'post' she read this book, I smiled BIG time!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...

    ???? ?? ?? ?????? ??????? ???? ????? ???? ?? ??????? ???? ????? ?? "???? ??" ??? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? "?????? ??" ???????: ???...

    I read this book with everyone else in the family besides my older sister and my dad. I always like the Shel Sliverstine books that we get from the library but they are all a little disturbing. That said I have many favorite poems like What Did? and Messy Room (I can relate.) I like a...

    In the pantheon of literature shaping my nascent creative flicker, Shel Silverstein remains a master of lunacy and language. Long after losing my appetite for R.L. Stine's "Fear Street" or the frightful suspense of Alvin Schwartz' "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark", Silverstein's whim...

    One picture puzzle piece Lyin? on the sidewalk, One picture puzzle piece Soakin? in the rain. It might be a button of blue On the coat of the woman Who lived in a shoe. It might be a magical bean, Or a fold in the red Velvet robe of a queen. It might b...

    I used this book for a talent show in Jr High. I don't remember what poem I did, but one that I incidentally memorized along the way is still really funny to me. Crowded Tub There s too many kids in this tub. There s too many elbows to scrub. I just washed a behind That I m ...

  • Austin
    Feb 10, 2008

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

  • Ronyell
    Jan 07, 2010

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

  • Stephen
    Jul 29, 2010

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...

  • Michael Strode
    May 21, 2011

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...

    "The saddest thing I ever did see Was 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! ...

    Oh my! I remember how much I loved to read these poems back in elementary school! Such good memories, I NEED to own this. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Every time I read it, every time I love it more. Many poems are my favorite, I can't write all of them here but couldn't resist myself sharing these two, The Nailbiter Some people manicure their nails, Some people trim them neatly, Some people keep th...

    Shel Silverstein was the author of my childhood, and I was surprised to find that, in (sort of) adulthood, A light in the Attic hasn't lost any of its charm. In fact, I've discovered new layers of humor and meaning I couldn't have processed when I was eight. I credit Shel Silverste...

    ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ?? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ....

    I really liked A Light in the Attic, and its oddly-optimistic style and cheerful little illustrations. A few of the poems were a little vulgar, which I didn't enjoy, but otherwise this is a great book that both adults and kids can have fun reading. ...

    Shel Silverstein was misunderstood. He was a genius, but not an evil one. Just a hilarious one. His books are looked at with suspicion. But shouldn't be, because they are full of fun, pun, and literate value. Here is why this one was challenged by others, however: "feature...

    A Light in the Attic, Shel Silverstein ?????: ???? ?? ???? ??? ???????? ???????: ?? ??????????? ?????: ???? ?????? ?????? ???: ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ??? 1380? ?? 197 ?? ????? ????...

    ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ???????? ???????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ???? ?? ??????? ?????? ?? ????...

    Picture this, I am 7,its Christmas and all the gifts are wrapped and under the tree. I could see through the wrapping paper a faint outline of the cover of A Light in the Attic. I begged. I screamed. I was not allowed to open the present even though I knew what it was. But... I s...

    I am going to start out by saying I really loved this book. i have been getting into poems lately so i decided to read this. There really is no main story but is just a collage of poems. It is primarily meant for children but the values expressed in it are one everyone should know-no m...

    Usually I don't like poetry books that much. I find them kind of boring. This book though was really good. I love Shel Silverstein's books and I plan on reading some of the others. This book is would be good for 3rd-6th graders. I like this book a lot better than any other poetry books...

    A load of fun to read these poems. I can see how they might be considered a little subversive by some and can see how they banned this book for a little while somewhere! I'd buy this for all my little relations no problem. ...

    These poems are so much fun! They talk about life in a very humorous way. And some of the poems are actually very profound, but simple to read. I loved it. ...

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! When I saw my Goodreads friend 'post' she read this book, I smiled BIG time!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...

    ???? ?? ?? ?????? ??????? ???? ????? ???? ?? ??????? ???? ????? ?? "???? ??" ??? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? "?????? ??" ???????: ???...

    I read this book with everyone else in the family besides my older sister and my dad. I always like the Shel Sliverstine books that we get from the library but they are all a little disturbing. That said I have many favorite poems like What Did? and Messy Room (I can relate.) I like a...

    In the pantheon of literature shaping my nascent creative flicker, Shel Silverstein remains a master of lunacy and language. Long after losing my appetite for R.L. Stine's "Fear Street" or the frightful suspense of Alvin Schwartz' "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark", Silverstein's whim...

  • Kathryn
    Nov 24, 2017

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...

    "The saddest thing I ever did see Was 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! ...

    Oh my! I remember how much I loved to read these poems back in elementary school! Such good memories, I NEED to own this. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Every time I read it, every time I love it more. Many poems are my favorite, I can't write all of them here but couldn't resist myself sharing these two, The Nailbiter Some people manicure their nails, Some people trim them neatly, Some people keep th...

    Shel Silverstein was the author of my childhood, and I was surprised to find that, in (sort of) adulthood, A light in the Attic hasn't lost any of its charm. In fact, I've discovered new layers of humor and meaning I couldn't have processed when I was eight. I credit Shel Silverste...

    ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ?? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ....

    I really liked A Light in the Attic, and its oddly-optimistic style and cheerful little illustrations. A few of the poems were a little vulgar, which I didn't enjoy, but otherwise this is a great book that both adults and kids can have fun reading. ...

    Shel Silverstein was misunderstood. He was a genius, but not an evil one. Just a hilarious one. His books are looked at with suspicion. But shouldn't be, because they are full of fun, pun, and literate value. Here is why this one was challenged by others, however: "feature...

    A Light in the Attic, Shel Silverstein ?????: ???? ?? ???? ??? ???????? ???????: ?? ??????????? ?????: ???? ?????? ?????? ???: ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ??? 1380? ?? 197 ?? ????? ????...

    ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ???????? ???????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ???? ?? ??????? ?????? ?? ????...

    Picture this, I am 7,its Christmas and all the gifts are wrapped and under the tree. I could see through the wrapping paper a faint outline of the cover of A Light in the Attic. I begged. I screamed. I was not allowed to open the present even though I knew what it was. But... I s...

    I am going to start out by saying I really loved this book. i have been getting into poems lately so i decided to read this. There really is no main story but is just a collage of poems. It is primarily meant for children but the values expressed in it are one everyone should know-no m...

    Usually I don't like poetry books that much. I find them kind of boring. This book though was really good. I love Shel Silverstein's books and I plan on reading some of the others. This book is would be good for 3rd-6th graders. I like this book a lot better than any other poetry books...

    A load of fun to read these poems. I can see how they might be considered a little subversive by some and can see how they banned this book for a little while somewhere! I'd buy this for all my little relations no problem. ...

  • Gauri
    Dec 16, 2016

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

  • Rachel
    Jul 04, 2010

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...

    "The saddest thing I ever did see Was 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! ...

    Oh my! I remember how much I loved to read these poems back in elementary school! Such good memories, I NEED to own this. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Every time I read it, every time I love it more. Many poems are my favorite, I can't write all of them here but couldn't resist myself sharing these two, The Nailbiter Some people manicure their nails, Some people trim them neatly, Some people keep th...

    Shel Silverstein was the author of my childhood, and I was surprised to find that, in (sort of) adulthood, A light in the Attic hasn't lost any of its charm. In fact, I've discovered new layers of humor and meaning I couldn't have processed when I was eight. I credit Shel Silverste...

  • Emily May
    Oct 26, 2012

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

  • Neda
    Apr 04, 2015

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...

    "The saddest thing I ever did see Was 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! ...

  • Amber Adams
    Apr 22, 2013

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...

    "The saddest thing I ever did see Was 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! ...

    Oh my! I remember how much I loved to read these poems back in elementary school! Such good memories, I NEED to own this. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Every time I read it, every time I love it more. Many poems are my favorite, I can't write all of them here but couldn't resist myself sharing these two, The Nailbiter Some people manicure their nails, Some people trim them neatly, Some people keep th...

    Shel Silverstein was the author of my childhood, and I was surprised to find that, in (sort of) adulthood, A light in the Attic hasn't lost any of its charm. In fact, I've discovered new layers of humor and meaning I couldn't have processed when I was eight. I credit Shel Silverste...

    ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ?? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ....

    I really liked A Light in the Attic, and its oddly-optimistic style and cheerful little illustrations. A few of the poems were a little vulgar, which I didn't enjoy, but otherwise this is a great book that both adults and kids can have fun reading. ...

    Shel Silverstein was misunderstood. He was a genius, but not an evil one. Just a hilarious one. His books are looked at with suspicion. But shouldn't be, because they are full of fun, pun, and literate value. Here is why this one was challenged by others, however: "feature...

    A Light in the Attic, Shel Silverstein ?????: ???? ?? ???? ??? ???????? ???????: ?? ??????????? ?????: ???? ?????? ?????? ???: ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ??? 1380? ?? 197 ?? ????? ????...

    ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ???????? ???????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ???? ?? ??????? ?????? ?? ????...

    Picture this, I am 7,its Christmas and all the gifts are wrapped and under the tree. I could see through the wrapping paper a faint outline of the cover of A Light in the Attic. I begged. I screamed. I was not allowed to open the present even though I knew what it was. But... I s...

    I am going to start out by saying I really loved this book. i have been getting into poems lately so i decided to read this. There really is no main story but is just a collage of poems. It is primarily meant for children but the values expressed in it are one everyone should know-no m...

    Usually I don't like poetry books that much. I find them kind of boring. This book though was really good. I love Shel Silverstein's books and I plan on reading some of the others. This book is would be good for 3rd-6th graders. I like this book a lot better than any other poetry books...

    A load of fun to read these poems. I can see how they might be considered a little subversive by some and can see how they banned this book for a little while somewhere! I'd buy this for all my little relations no problem. ...

    These poems are so much fun! They talk about life in a very humorous way. And some of the poems are actually very profound, but simple to read. I loved it. ...

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! When I saw my Goodreads friend 'post' she read this book, I smiled BIG time!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...

    ???? ?? ?? ?????? ??????? ???? ????? ???? ?? ??????? ???? ????? ?? "???? ??" ??? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? "?????? ??" ???????: ???...

    I read this book with everyone else in the family besides my older sister and my dad. I always like the Shel Sliverstine books that we get from the library but they are all a little disturbing. That said I have many favorite poems like What Did? and Messy Room (I can relate.) I like a...

    In the pantheon of literature shaping my nascent creative flicker, Shel Silverstein remains a master of lunacy and language. Long after losing my appetite for R.L. Stine's "Fear Street" or the frightful suspense of Alvin Schwartz' "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark", Silverstein's whim...

    One picture puzzle piece Lyin? on the sidewalk, One picture puzzle piece Soakin? in the rain. It might be a button of blue On the coat of the woman Who lived in a shoe. It might be a magical bean, Or a fold in the red Velvet robe of a queen. It might b...

  • DJ Harris
    Mar 27, 2013

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

  • Ammara Abid
    Dec 05, 2016

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...

    "The saddest thing I ever did see Was 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! ...

    Oh my! I remember how much I loved to read these poems back in elementary school! Such good memories, I NEED to own this. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Every time I read it, every time I love it more. Many poems are my favorite, I can't write all of them here but couldn't resist myself sharing these two, The Nailbiter Some people manicure their nails, Some people trim them neatly, Some people keep th...

  • N.N. Light
    Sep 29, 2017

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

  • Nabila Tabassum Chowdhury
    Jun 11, 2015

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...

    "The saddest thing I ever did see Was 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! ...

    Oh my! I remember how much I loved to read these poems back in elementary school! Such good memories, I NEED to own this. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Every time I read it, every time I love it more. Many poems are my favorite, I can't write all of them here but couldn't resist myself sharing these two, The Nailbiter Some people manicure their nails, Some people trim them neatly, Some people keep th...

    Shel Silverstein was the author of my childhood, and I was surprised to find that, in (sort of) adulthood, A light in the Attic hasn't lost any of its charm. In fact, I've discovered new layers of humor and meaning I couldn't have processed when I was eight. I credit Shel Silverste...

    ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ?? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ....

    I really liked A Light in the Attic, and its oddly-optimistic style and cheerful little illustrations. A few of the poems were a little vulgar, which I didn't enjoy, but otherwise this is a great book that both adults and kids can have fun reading. ...

    Shel Silverstein was misunderstood. He was a genius, but not an evil one. Just a hilarious one. His books are looked at with suspicion. But shouldn't be, because they are full of fun, pun, and literate value. Here is why this one was challenged by others, however: "feature...

    A Light in the Attic, Shel Silverstein ?????: ???? ?? ???? ??? ???????? ???????: ?? ??????????? ?????: ???? ?????? ?????? ???: ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ??? 1380? ?? 197 ?? ????? ????...

    ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ???????? ???????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ???? ?? ??????? ?????? ?? ????...

  • Anna M.
    Jan 09, 2016

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

  • Rebecca McNutt
    May 20, 2016

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...

    "The saddest thing I ever did see Was 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! ...

    Oh my! I remember how much I loved to read these poems back in elementary school! Such good memories, I NEED to own this. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Every time I read it, every time I love it more. Many poems are my favorite, I can't write all of them here but couldn't resist myself sharing these two, The Nailbiter Some people manicure their nails, Some people trim them neatly, Some people keep th...

    Shel Silverstein was the author of my childhood, and I was surprised to find that, in (sort of) adulthood, A light in the Attic hasn't lost any of its charm. In fact, I've discovered new layers of humor and meaning I couldn't have processed when I was eight. I credit Shel Silverste...

    ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ?? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ....

    I really liked A Light in the Attic, and its oddly-optimistic style and cheerful little illustrations. A few of the poems were a little vulgar, which I didn't enjoy, but otherwise this is a great book that both adults and kids can have fun reading. ...

  • عبير عبدالواحد
    Mar 21, 2018

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...

    "The saddest thing I ever did see Was 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! ...

    Oh my! I remember how much I loved to read these poems back in elementary school! Such good memories, I NEED to own this. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Every time I read it, every time I love it more. Many poems are my favorite, I can't write all of them here but couldn't resist myself sharing these two, The Nailbiter Some people manicure their nails, Some people trim them neatly, Some people keep th...

    Shel Silverstein was the author of my childhood, and I was surprised to find that, in (sort of) adulthood, A light in the Attic hasn't lost any of its charm. In fact, I've discovered new layers of humor and meaning I couldn't have processed when I was eight. I credit Shel Silverste...

    ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ?? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ....

    I really liked A Light in the Attic, and its oddly-optimistic style and cheerful little illustrations. A few of the poems were a little vulgar, which I didn't enjoy, but otherwise this is a great book that both adults and kids can have fun reading. ...

    Shel Silverstein was misunderstood. He was a genius, but not an evil one. Just a hilarious one. His books are looked at with suspicion. But shouldn't be, because they are full of fun, pun, and literate value. Here is why this one was challenged by others, however: "feature...

    A Light in the Attic, Shel Silverstein ?????: ???? ?? ???? ??? ???????? ???????: ?? ??????????? ?????: ???? ?????? ?????? ???: ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ??? 1380? ?? 197 ?? ????? ????...

    ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ???????? ???????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ???? ?? ??????? ?????? ?? ????...

    Picture this, I am 7,its Christmas and all the gifts are wrapped and under the tree. I could see through the wrapping paper a faint outline of the cover of A Light in the Attic. I begged. I screamed. I was not allowed to open the present even though I knew what it was. But... I s...

    I am going to start out by saying I really loved this book. i have been getting into poems lately so i decided to read this. There really is no main story but is just a collage of poems. It is primarily meant for children but the values expressed in it are one everyone should know-no m...

    Usually I don't like poetry books that much. I find them kind of boring. This book though was really good. I love Shel Silverstein's books and I plan on reading some of the others. This book is would be good for 3rd-6th graders. I like this book a lot better than any other poetry books...

    A load of fun to read these poems. I can see how they might be considered a little subversive by some and can see how they banned this book for a little while somewhere! I'd buy this for all my little relations no problem. ...

    These poems are so much fun! They talk about life in a very humorous way. And some of the poems are actually very profound, but simple to read. I loved it. ...

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! When I saw my Goodreads friend 'post' she read this book, I smiled BIG time!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...

    ???? ?? ?? ?????? ??????? ???? ????? ???? ?? ??????? ???? ????? ?? "???? ??" ??? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? "?????? ??" ???????: ???...

  • Ivory Blake
    Feb 24, 2016

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...

    "The saddest thing I ever did see Was 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! ...

    Oh my! I remember how much I loved to read these poems back in elementary school! Such good memories, I NEED to own this. ...

  • Sam Kuntz
    Apr 17, 2017

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...

    "The saddest thing I ever did see Was 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! ...

    Oh my! I remember how much I loved to read these poems back in elementary school! Such good memories, I NEED to own this. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Every time I read it, every time I love it more. Many poems are my favorite, I can't write all of them here but couldn't resist myself sharing these two, The Nailbiter Some people manicure their nails, Some people trim them neatly, Some people keep th...

    Shel Silverstein was the author of my childhood, and I was surprised to find that, in (sort of) adulthood, A light in the Attic hasn't lost any of its charm. In fact, I've discovered new layers of humor and meaning I couldn't have processed when I was eight. I credit Shel Silverste...

    ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ?? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ....

    I really liked A Light in the Attic, and its oddly-optimistic style and cheerful little illustrations. A few of the poems were a little vulgar, which I didn't enjoy, but otherwise this is a great book that both adults and kids can have fun reading. ...

    Shel Silverstein was misunderstood. He was a genius, but not an evil one. Just a hilarious one. His books are looked at with suspicion. But shouldn't be, because they are full of fun, pun, and literate value. Here is why this one was challenged by others, however: "feature...

    A Light in the Attic, Shel Silverstein ?????: ???? ?? ???? ??? ???????? ???????: ?? ??????????? ?????: ???? ?????? ?????? ???: ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ??? 1380? ?? 197 ?? ????? ????...

    ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ???????? ???????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ???? ?? ??????? ?????? ?? ????...

    Picture this, I am 7,its Christmas and all the gifts are wrapped and under the tree. I could see through the wrapping paper a faint outline of the cover of A Light in the Attic. I begged. I screamed. I was not allowed to open the present even though I knew what it was. But... I s...

    I am going to start out by saying I really loved this book. i have been getting into poems lately so i decided to read this. There really is no main story but is just a collage of poems. It is primarily meant for children but the values expressed in it are one everyone should know-no m...

    Usually I don't like poetry books that much. I find them kind of boring. This book though was really good. I love Shel Silverstein's books and I plan on reading some of the others. This book is would be good for 3rd-6th graders. I like this book a lot better than any other poetry books...

    A load of fun to read these poems. I can see how they might be considered a little subversive by some and can see how they banned this book for a little while somewhere! I'd buy this for all my little relations no problem. ...

    These poems are so much fun! They talk about life in a very humorous way. And some of the poems are actually very profound, but simple to read. I loved it. ...

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! When I saw my Goodreads friend 'post' she read this book, I smiled BIG time!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...

    ???? ?? ?? ?????? ??????? ???? ????? ???? ?? ??????? ???? ????? ?? "???? ??" ??? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ???? ????? ????? ??????? "?????? ??" ???????: ???...

    I read this book with everyone else in the family besides my older sister and my dad. I always like the Shel Sliverstine books that we get from the library but they are all a little disturbing. That said I have many favorite poems like What Did? and Messy Room (I can relate.) I like a...

  • Jillian Haro
    Jun 08, 2016

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...

    "The saddest thing I ever did see Was 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! ...

    Oh my! I remember how much I loved to read these poems back in elementary school! Such good memories, I NEED to own this. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Every time I read it, every time I love it more. Many poems are my favorite, I can't write all of them here but couldn't resist myself sharing these two, The Nailbiter Some people manicure their nails, Some people trim them neatly, Some people keep th...

    Shel Silverstein was the author of my childhood, and I was surprised to find that, in (sort of) adulthood, A light in the Attic hasn't lost any of its charm. In fact, I've discovered new layers of humor and meaning I couldn't have processed when I was eight. I credit Shel Silverste...

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    I really liked A Light in the Attic, and its oddly-optimistic style and cheerful little illustrations. A few of the poems were a little vulgar, which I didn't enjoy, but otherwise this is a great book that both adults and kids can have fun reading. ...

    Shel Silverstein was misunderstood. He was a genius, but not an evil one. Just a hilarious one. His books are looked at with suspicion. But shouldn't be, because they are full of fun, pun, and literate value. Here is why this one was challenged by others, however: "feature...

    A Light in the Attic, Shel Silverstein ?????: ???? ?? ???? ??? ???????? ???????: ?? ??????????? ?????: ???? ?????? ?????? ???: ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ??? 1380? ?? 197 ?? ????? ????...

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    Picture this, I am 7,its Christmas and all the gifts are wrapped and under the tree. I could see through the wrapping paper a faint outline of the cover of A Light in the Attic. I begged. I screamed. I was not allowed to open the present even though I knew what it was. But... I s...

    I am going to start out by saying I really loved this book. i have been getting into poems lately so i decided to read this. There really is no main story but is just a collage of poems. It is primarily meant for children but the values expressed in it are one everyone should know-no m...

    Usually I don't like poetry books that much. I find them kind of boring. This book though was really good. I love Shel Silverstein's books and I plan on reading some of the others. This book is would be good for 3rd-6th graders. I like this book a lot better than any other poetry books...

    A load of fun to read these poems. I can see how they might be considered a little subversive by some and can see how they banned this book for a little while somewhere! I'd buy this for all my little relations no problem. ...

    These poems are so much fun! They talk about life in a very humorous way. And some of the poems are actually very profound, but simple to read. I loved it. ...

  • Amirmohammad Ghorbani
    Dec 15, 2017

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...

    "The saddest thing I ever did see Was 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! ...

    Oh my! I remember how much I loved to read these poems back in elementary school! Such good memories, I NEED to own this. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Every time I read it, every time I love it more. Many poems are my favorite, I can't write all of them here but couldn't resist myself sharing these two, The Nailbiter Some people manicure their nails, Some people trim them neatly, Some people keep th...

    Shel Silverstein was the author of my childhood, and I was surprised to find that, in (sort of) adulthood, A light in the Attic hasn't lost any of its charm. In fact, I've discovered new layers of humor and meaning I couldn't have processed when I was eight. I credit Shel Silverste...

    ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ?? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ....

  • Kennedyf froehlich
    Nov 30, 2017

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy o...

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry ...

    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 som...

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.? ...

    ?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 suggestiv...

    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 mill...

    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 ...

    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 un...

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection. Besides reading this book myself, I also purchased a copy of this book for my children and gra...

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...

    "The saddest thing I ever did see Was 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! ...

    Oh my! I remember how much I loved to read these poems back in elementary school! Such good memories, I NEED to own this. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Every time I read it, every time I love it more. Many poems are my favorite, I can't write all of them here but couldn't resist myself sharing these two, The Nailbiter Some people manicure their nails, Some people trim them neatly, Some people keep th...

    Shel Silverstein was the author of my childhood, and I was surprised to find that, in (sort of) adulthood, A light in the Attic hasn't lost any of its charm. In fact, I've discovered new layers of humor and meaning I couldn't have processed when I was eight. I credit Shel Silverste...

    ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ?? ????? ?? ??? Deaf Donald ?? Ations (????? ???: ???? ?? ??? ??????) ????? ???? ?????. ....

    I really liked A Light in the Attic, and its oddly-optimistic style and cheerful little illustrations. A few of the poems were a little vulgar, which I didn't enjoy, but otherwise this is a great book that both adults and kids can have fun reading. ...

    Shel Silverstein was misunderstood. He was a genius, but not an evil one. Just a hilarious one. His books are looked at with suspicion. But shouldn't be, because they are full of fun, pun, and literate value. Here is why this one was challenged by others, however: "feature...

    A Light in the Attic, Shel Silverstein ?????: ???? ?? ???? ??? ???????? ???????: ?? ??????????? ?????: ???? ?????? ?????? ???: ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ??? 1380? ?? 197 ?? ????? ????...

    ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ???????? ???????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ???? ?? ??????? ?????? ?? ????...

    Picture this, I am 7,its Christmas and all the gifts are wrapped and under the tree. I could see through the wrapping paper a faint outline of the cover of A Light in the Attic. I begged. I screamed. I was not allowed to open the present even though I knew what it was. But... I s...

    I am going to start out by saying I really loved this book. i have been getting into poems lately so i decided to read this. There really is no main story but is just a collage of poems. It is primarily meant for children but the values expressed in it are one everyone should know-no m...

    Usually I don't like poetry books that much. I find them kind of boring. This book though was really good. I love Shel Silverstein's books and I plan on reading some of the others. This book is would be good for 3rd-6th graders. I like this book a lot better than any other poetry books...