Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Shine on Brightly

Shel Silverstein
Today brought us a poetry collection by the late, great Silverstein (1930-1999).  Every Thing on It features drawings and poems from the author's extensive archive, selected for publication by his family.

Though we doubt any of you are new to the land of Silverstein's quirky, whimsical, strange, clever, and chuckle-filled poetry, don't forget to share anew the author's classic titles with your kids. Who knows? Shel's poems might very well inspire a new poet...

Surf's Up
Use the following links to read more about the author, his books and influence, courtesy of the following sources:
Shel Silverstein's official web site
NPR Morning Edition
Poets.org (Academy of American Poets)