Friday, June 15, 2012

A Good Book

If you haven't read this latest book of poems, you've been missing out.  It has been released by Silverstein's family. If you liked Silverstein's other books, such as Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends,you'll recognize poems — like "Frightened" — as vintage Shel:

"There are kids underneath my bed,"
Cried little baby monster Fred.
Momma monster smiled. "Oh, Fred,
There's no such things as kids," she said.
"Every Thing On It includes 145 poems in all. Silverstein eliminated many of them from his earlier books, not because he didn't like them, but because they just didn't happen to fit in the perfect order he was looking for in a given collection."

1 comment:

  1. I haven't bought this book yet, but I must as a die-hard Silverstein fan.