A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the ...Show synopsisA boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the author's own drawings.Hide synopsis
Description:Very Good. A nice hardcover with a crisp dust jacket, a tight...Very Good. A nice hardcover with a crisp dust jacket, a tight binding and an unmarked text. From a private smoke free collectionSame day shipping with tracking number and delivery With CD Confirmation. A Gift quality Book.
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. 176 pages. Contains: Illustrations....Fine in fine dust jacket. 176 pages. Contains: Illustrations. Early printing, without First Edition statement on copyright page, but with 9-digit SBN s on copyright page instead of 10-digit ISBN s, 1174 on front flap of dustjacket, and The Gypsies are Coming on page 50. Gift subscription at corner of front endpaper, else about near fine in near fine price-clipped dustjacket with very faint toning to white background on spine panel. A lovely copy of this collection of poems and drawings which is rare in the correct first printing.
Description:First edition, later printing printed the same year as the first...First edition, later printing printed the same year as the first edition. Small quarto, original brown cloth. Signed by Shel Silverstein on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. "The poems, ranging from serious to silly, from philosophical to ridiculous, allow the reader or listeneró the rhyme and rhythm of these nonsensical poems make them perfect for reading aloudó to discover Silverstein's greatest gift: his ability to understand the fears and wishes and silliness of children" (Silvey, 602).
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. Jacket with $7.95 price and ...Very Good in Very Good jacket. Jacket with $7.95 price and "1174" on lower jacket flap. Very good clean tight copy. Text free of marks. Professional book dealer with storefront since 1999. All orders are processed promptly and carefully packaged.
Description:Fine in near fine jacket. 166pp., large 8vo, cloth, d.w. New...Fine in near fine jacket. 166pp., large 8vo, cloth, d.w. New York: Harper & Row, (1974). First Edition. Presentation copy, in the form of a 15 line original poem: "Nothing Rymes (sic) with Quiche/ Except Hashish/ And if you'd put hashish/into this Jewish quiche/ Instead of lox/......." Signed "Love, Shel", this is a unique copy of a book that is hard to find in a true first edition.
Very much of the 'nonsense' genre - some great fun, some slightly more edgy.
A poem with a particular critism of his younger sister could make for uncomfortable reading for any child in similar circumstances, or be used as a taunt, as it is pretty 'in your face'. But if taken in the spirit of 'nonsense poems' in general there is much to amuse
I started reading some poems to my kids over the summer, we found Shel Silverman, to really have a way of mixing poetry with humor. Now the kids each have a copy for them selves to share with others. A must read!
My daughter and I are reading this now and enjoying it very much. It roughly compares to Dr. Seuss in that it stands separate from the vast majority of children's books in that you can read it as an adult and enjoy it too.
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