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review 2017-10-28 21:27
Kenny Duane Harris read the Light in the Attic
Light in the Attic - Shel Silverstein

 

 

This book of poems by the late author Shel Silverstein contains crude illustrations by the writer himself but the humorous text and the easy reading was compelling enough to cater to my then 6-year-year old daughter's taste.

 

She had asked me to read her certain poems and I recall her smile lighting up like a Christmas tree each time. I read the entire book to her once, and afterwards we would reread certain pages from the book.

 

Silverstein's funny imaginary world is unpredictable. You will never know where the next laugh or smirk will come from. My daughter also learned some previously unknown words from this book. At 8 years-old today, I credit some of her vocabulary acquisition from this book.

 

The Light in the Attic will always be a memory for my daughter. I even believe when she gets older, she will pull this book out and continue to reread her many favorite passages. 

 

Some of the illustrations is borderline nude considering the absence of pants or shirts from the hilarious characters, but the stories are mostly worthwhile, funny, and some even educational like the "Homework Machine" or "The guy who wore many Hats". 

 

Very fine book to introduce to children and imaginary worlds with no pressure to read it all in one sitting. I highly recommend this book of silly poems to parents and educators.

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review 2017-08-08 00:53
Light in the Attic - Shel Silverstein

A very good book of poetry.

Some are funny. Some are sad. Some are rather morbid. But they all have that unique quality that runs through all of Silverstein's poetry. Well-written and thought-provoking.

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review 2017-06-25 23:50
Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein

I am so glad I finally got around to reading this book of poems.

The poems included were very diverse. Most were silly, some were hilarious, a few were inspirational, and some were just a bit too dark for my taste in children's poetry.

Overall a good book with interesting poems and great illustrations.

No wonder this is such a classic.

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review 2017-04-08 04:49
The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree is a story about the love between a tree and a young boy. As a child, the young boy would come to visit the tree and play around the tree. As the boy grew older, life began to really hit hard. He needed material things to survive or live the live he imagined for himself, so the tree gave and gave until she didn't have anything else to give. At the end it shows where the boy is now an elderly man and simply needs a place to sit. The tree was able to give him a place to sit. This book is centered round the concept of unconditional love. I would rate this book five stars out of five and is a 530L on the Lexile scale. An activity I would do with my future students would be for my kids to recall important details to an activity sheet about what the tree gave to the boy and what the boy used the items for. This will be good when working with comprehension of a text.

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review 2017-04-08 03:01
The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

I love this book and the meaning behind it. The tree gives everything that it has to a boy who spends a majority of his life unappreciative. There is a big lesson to be learned in this book, even though it’s a short and simple read. This book’s meaning goes deeper than what you see on the pages, and that’s why it is so awesome.

 

 

In the classroom, this story would be great for teaching students about lessons, morals, and values.

 

 

  • Lexile Measure: 530L
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