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Runny Babbit

A Billy Sook

Runny Babbit( )
Author: Silverstein, Shel
Illustrator: Silverstein, Shel
Publication Date:Sep 2006
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $22.99
Book Description:

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 Shel Silverstein's hilarious and New York Times-bestselling book of spoonerisms--words or phrases with letters or syllables swapped: bunny rabbit becomes Runny Babbit. This edition comes with a CD featuring 12 delightful readings from the book.

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Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Nonfiction / Poetry / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Poetry / Humorous
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7.25 x 8.375 x 0.63 Inches
Book Weight:1.1 Pounds
Author Biography
Silverstein, Shel (Author)
The most popular current writer of humorous verse for children, Shel Silverstein was born in Chicago, Illinois, has been married and divorced, has one daughter, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. His career includes composing popular songs, drawing cartoons, writing many adult articles (several for Playboy), and acting. However, he is best known for his self-illustrated children's poetry.

His first such book was Uncle Shelby's Story of Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back (1963), the humorous tale of a lion who turns the tables on hunters. It was followed by The Giving Tree (1964), a story of a parentlike tree that gives endlessly and is endlessly used by its son. Several other such picture books followed, including The Missing Piece (1976), about a circle that goes in search of a missing piece, and its sequel, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O (1981). However, two collections of poetry are probably his best-loved work: Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein (1974), and A Light in the Attic (1981).

All of Silverstein's poetry for children employs the language play common to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear. Silverstein is probably the best of the contemporary nonsense poets for children.


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