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
    Feb 10, 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.
    Jan 09, 2016

    2016 Genre Challenge: Poetry...

  • Janine
    Apr 06, 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...

  • Emily May
    Oct 26, 2012

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

  • Ronyell
    Jan 07, 2010

    “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 ...

  • Valerie
    Oct 25, 2007

    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...

  • DJ Harris
    Mar 27, 2013

    Need to feel like a kid again? Cozy up with this humorous and whimsical book of poetry. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy Shel Silverstein's fanciful word play in this amusing collection.Besides read...

  • Gauri
    Dec 16, 2016

    I read a little bit from this book everyday to my younger brother this past week. I can't remember if I finished this myself in my own childhood, but it felt like I read it for the first time, so I'll...

  • 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. ...

  • Neda
    Apr 04, 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...