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Shel Silverstein’s A Light in the Attic is a humorous example of Silverstein’s classic poetry writing. The author of A Light in the AtticWhere the Sidewalk Ends, and Falling Up, Silverstein is known for his children’s poetry. Silverstein is incredible at writing poems that children find funny and silly, but also sliding in poems that people might read later in life and find much more meaning. A great read for parents and children together, Silverstein does not skip difficult words in order to make his poems more readable– he attempts to make kids want to read the poems despite the big words. His drawings, which are on nearly every page of the book, are bizarre and wonderful at the same time. For a quick preview:

 

 

 

 

 

Happy poem reading!

Emily Hurst

 A Light in the Attic

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