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A Light in the Attic

Light In The Attic
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ISBN: 0060256737
Release Date: August, 2005
Publisher: Programs and Genres
Description: A Light in the Attic, 1981, poems & drawings by Shel Silverstein. Hardcover with dust jacket, 167 pages, published by HarperCollins.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 0060256737
ISBN-13: 9780060256739
Publisher: Programs and Genres
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Length: 176 Pages
Weight: 1.41 lbs.
Dimensions: 1.0 x 7.0 x 8.8 in.
Language: English
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5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 starsWhere does the sidewalk end? In the attic.
Posted by Altso Nonaz on 8/8/2001
If you don't remember these rhymes from your childhood, then it's about time you visited the attic, "A Light in the Attic," that is. Silverstein combines humorous sketches, whimsical poetry and fanciful word play in another amusing collection. "Where the Sidewalk Ends" will always be my favorite, but poems like "Spelling Bee," "Deaf Donald," "Nobody" and "Little Abigail and the Beautiful Pony" definately make "A Light in the Attic" a close runner-up.

If you know Silverstein's work, then you are familiar with his simple rhyming style. His flair for combining drawings and words make for a book that's much more than just a collection of poetry. His poems are an experience that would be diminished without the visual aspect.

Silverstein's collections are great for all ages. I read them as a kid, but I enjoy them just as much now. Silverstein has the soul of a child, but the wit of a sage.

"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.'"
-Shel Silverstein page 83

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 starsAs wonderful as Shel's other books
Posted by S. Welter on 1/29/2008
A light in the attic is a great book just like Shel's other books. I have so much fun reading it to my children. This is a wonderful collection of poetry for children. This is the perfect example of what children's books should be... fun.
Another must have book for any fan of Shel Silverstein is Boetry by Beau Beaudoin. His books are often compared to Shel, Dr. Seuss and Tim Burton. What my kids love about his illustrations are they are in color.
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 starsThe best book of all times, exiting and very funny.
Posted by Anonymous on 3/25/1999
This poem book is the best yet, I have never read any poems as funny as the ones Shel Silverstein writes."A Light in the Attic" is a book for people of all ages.The whole class of seventh graders enjoyed it.We were laughing our heads out when we heard the poem,"Standing is Stupid".I recomend this book to anyone who is having a bad day and wants a moment of happiness!
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 starsStill the greatest after all these years!
Posted by L. Villafranca on 2/23/2006
Twenty years after I read this book, I still have "The Sitter", "Crowded Tub", and "Shaking" memorized. The CD with Shel Silverstein reading his work is priceless and his voice makes me laugh and cry with delight. (He's still at the top of my list of people who should've had the chance to grow old!)

This is a great book to give to anyone and everyone on your list...for ANY occasion.
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 starsA Light in the Attic
Posted by Linda Harlow on 1/7/2008
This book was a Christmas present for my granddaughter. She loves Shel Silverstein. She was delighted with the book and was especially glad to have the CD.