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Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook

(Book #1 in the Runny Babbit Series)

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From the legendary creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and The Giving Tree comes an unforgettable new character in children's literature: Runny Babbit.Runny Babbit is... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

What's lot to nove....

The Runny Babbit and accompanying CD is surely bound for my granddaughter and I know she will get years of enjoyment from both. Both of my daughters were fans of Shel Silverstein's works and my youngest daughter took great delight in reciting some of her favorite Silverstein works. Shel Silverstein's playful use of rhyme and vocabulary in unique ways endears him to readers of all ages, but especially children. He makes the English language fun and that is demonstrated in the Runny Babbit. You'll wove this lork. Peace to all.

Rook Beview of Runny Babbit

Great book for all ages, a must have for collectors of Shel Silverstein's works. Wonderful book to take and read in the car on long trips. The cd is fantastic.

Runny Babbit

This book is so fun! Take turns reading aloud to one another to add to the fun. It truly is a billy sook!

Classic Shel Silverstein

What fun!! This is Silverstein at his best. I opened the book with a little trepidation, knowing this was most probably the last time I will get to read a new Shel Silverstein book. I quickly got over that and realized Shel's books were meant to be savored and read over and over again. As with "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and "Falling Up," "Runny Babbit" was written by a man who was just a little kid at heart. I had trouble reading it out loud the first time but kids won't miss a beat. His books bring out the kid in all of us and are the most perfect gift for the young and young at heart. All Silverstein books are priced inexpensively to make them more accessible to kids, a huge plus since his books are keepers and givers. HarperCollins must be joking when they list this book for ages 9-12. I think they missed the mark by about 30 years. Very highly recommended!

It lights up even the gloomiest day

Shel Silverstein's books are a treat for anyone with a silly turn of mind. I thoroughly enjoyed Falling Up and found the Giving Tree heart warming. Runny Babbit a Billy Sook is another supurb example of the writer's style. The characters are dear, and the poems are delightful and skillfully crafted. My husband and I read them to one another one Sunday morning when we were off work together and enjoyed every minute. I can see pre-readers enjoying the mystery in the entangled words and older readers enjoying the nonsense of the whole thing. Adolescents may find the book "too childish" as they self-consciously attempt to achieve an adult persona, but most adults will enjoy the book for the shear childlike joy it expresses. The man will live forever in the hearts of his readers.

Runny Babbit Mentions in Our Blog

Runny Babbit in Life Lessons from Shel Silverstein
Life Lessons from Shel Silverstein
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 25, 2020

Award-winning writer, artist, and musician Shel Silverstein was born ninety years ago today! The multitalented Renaissance man passed away when he was only 68, but he accomplished so much, creating a veritable treasure trove of poetry, art, stories, and music in his lifetime.

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