A Light in the Attic

A Light in the Attic
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Age Range
8+
Release Date
January 01, 1981
ISBN
0060256737
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It's hard to imagine a world without A Light in the Attic. This now-classic collection of poetry and drawings from Shel Silverstein celebrates its 20th anniversary with this special edition. Silverstein's humorous and creative verse can amuse the dowdiest of readers. Lemon-faced adults and fidgety kids sit still and read these rhythmic words and laugh and smile and love that Silverstein.

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Reader reviewed by f00lishchick

i thihnk this was a cute, poetic book filled with poems. the poems are funny and witty and they leave everyone with a smile on thier face. i used to remember when we had to recite poems in front of class in elementary school and almost everybody would choose the light in the attic. it's fun for everybody to read-whether you're young or old. it'll be the inner child right outta ya [:
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So much fun, classic
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Reader reviewed by Dede

This is a great book for kids and adults will get a kick out of it or a trip down memory lane themselves.  My favorites - The Prayer of the selfish child where the child prays to God that if anything happens to him, all his toys get broken so noone else can play with them. Little Abigail who wants a horse and what happens to her (to guilt parents) when she doesn't get one, Snake Problem - where the little boy is being eaten by a Boa.  Whatif - where all the whatif's run through your head. 
I never get tired of this book and neither do my kids. 
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Timeless Children's Poetry
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Reader reviewed by GRgenius

One of Shel Silverstein's classic collections of wit and "wisdom" shared through artistic prose, "A Light in the Attic" should certainly be on every child's reading list.  With poems ranging from 'Backward Bill' to the 'Quick Digesting Gink', the smiles and giggles will come a mile a minute, all while you are unknowingly broadening their literary appreciation.

I was given this book as a birthday present several years ago and still find myself pulling it out from time to time to sample a page or two of it's rhyme and reason.  The perfect fit for readers young and young at heart, it is a children's treasury of poetry that will be cherished for many years to come.
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