Review: A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

Posted April 12, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read, 5 Wine Glasses / 1 Comment

Review: A Light in the Attic by Shel SilversteinSource: Physical Book Purchase

Format: Hardcover

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

Date Read: 2010

Genre: Classic

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...

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.

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Publisher: Harper & Row


A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein: I love this book of poems! It is one of my favorites from when I was a child. I recommend this to the young and old alike if you like to smile. Shel had a way of making everything be funny and relative to everyday life.

Some of my favorites from this one: Monsters I’ve Met, Rock n Roll Band, The Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, Cloony the Clown, Union for Children’s Rights, and Kidnapped.

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Story Rating
5 / 5
Character Rating
5 / 5
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