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a client is insiting i try and make shel silverstein style drawings of her dogs. this is a monumental pain in the ass, but thats not the point. the point is that she gave me a copy of this book for reference. i hadnt really read it since i was a kid, although i do own a copy. i've been slipping. this thing is fucking amazing. if you havent read it in a while, go steal the copy from your parents book shelf. fucking owns.

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HELL YEAH!!

 

where the sidewalk ends

a light in the attic

the giving tree

 

shel was the man....RIP

 

i grew up on all those poems.

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has anyone ever read his "adult" poetry. i hear the dude was quite perverted.

 

i was a big fan of his shit as a kid. "light on in the attic" and "the giving tree."

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Grab Your Socks! (1956)

Now Here's My Plan (1960)

Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book (1961)

A Playboy's Teevee Jeebies (1961)

(Uncle Shelby's story of) Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back (1963)

A Giraffe and a Half (1964)

The Giving Tree (1964)

Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? (1964)

Uncle Shelby's Zoo (1964)

More Playboy's Teevee Jeebies (1965)

Where the Sidewalk Ends (1974)

The Missing Piece (1976)

Different Dances (1979)

A Light in the Attic (1981)

The Missing Piece Meets the Big O (1984)

Falling Up (1996)

Draw a Skinny Elephant (1998)

Runny Babbit (2005) (published posthumously)

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The Great Smoke Off. That's all I have to say.

 

I'll dig it up and post it here. I posted it in another thread recently.

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i liked the giving tree

 

everything else i wasnt a big fan of

 

That book is awesome. I read it to my kids all the time. Light House in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends are both great books to...

 

"Little Sally Stout wouldn't take the garbage out..."

 

or something like that.

 

 

How bout the pictures of him on the book sleeves though..some beauties for sure.:eek:

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