A Light in the Attic
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A Light in the Attic

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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 lightning strikes me?...
This 20th anniversary of Shel Silverstein's A Light in the Attic includes a CD of highlights from his Grammy Award-winning album.

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.

Title:A Light in the Attic
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0060513063
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:176 pages

    A Light in the Attic Reviews

  • Austin
    Mar 07, 2008

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books p...

  • Anna M.
    Feb 15, 2016

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry...

  • Ronyell
    Mar 15, 2014

    ?A Light in the Attic? is one of Shel Silverstein?s best yet most controversial books of poems ever written. This book is full of poems about clowns, pirates, monsters and all manner of strange ...

  • Janine
    Apr 09, 2007

    The feelings I have about Shel Silverstein's A Light in the Attic and Where The Sidewalk Ends contrast so sharply with the books themselves. I loved these funny, whimsical and sometimes downright sadi...

  • Valerie
    Aug 05, 2008

    Recently, I started re-reading A Light in the Attic with my younger daughter, who's four-and-a-half. I think when I first read it I must have been about eight or nine years old, because I remember rea...

  • Emily May
    Aug 03, 2016

    ?Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.?...

  • Sarafina b.
    Mar 04, 2016

    Oh my! I remember how much I loved to read these poems back in elementary school! Such good memories, I NEED to own this. ...

  • Rachel
    Jul 14, 2010

    Shel Silverstein was the author of my childhood, and I was surprised to find that, in (sort of) adulthood, A light in the Attic hasn't lost any of its charm. In fact, I've discovered new layers of hum...

  • Neda
    May 16, 2015

    "The saddest thing I ever did seeWas a woodpecker peckin' at a plastic tree. He looks at me, and "Friend," says he,' "Things ain't as sweet as they used to be."While reading I noticed that I've had re...

  • Stephen
    Jul 29, 2010

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. One of those books that can be enjoyed by children and adults depending on how deeply you dive into the meaning of the stories. Incredibly imaginative and very well done. ...