Last night while I lay thinking here Some Whatifs crawled inside my ear And pranced and partied all night long And sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif green hair grows on my chest?Whatif nobody likes me?Whatif a bolt of ...
atif nobody likes me? Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me?...
Here in the attic of Shel Silverstein you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel.
From the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends and Falling Up, here is another wondrous book of poems and drawings.
Notable Children's Books of 1981 (ALA) Best Books of 1981 (SLJ) Children's Books of 1981 (Library of Congress) 1981 Children's Books (NY Public Library) 1981 USA Children's Books of International Interest Winner, 198384 William Allen White Award (Kansas) Winner, 1983 Garden State Children's Book Award (New Jersey Library Association) 1984 Garden State Children's Book Award for Non-Fiction (New Jersey Library Association) 1984 George C. Stone Center for Children's Books (Claremont, CA) "Recognition of Merit" Award
I read this yesterday for the first time (I'm 52) and I enjoyed quite a few good belly laughs and chuckles. The poems bring up subjects from a child's innocent, but honest perspective and I find it endearing. I recall my sister reading when she was a child and being the older sister, I was reading something more challenging and doubtless, less funny. I'm glad I finally selected it to read. I've been smiling all day.