Tuesday, April 26

BOOK REPORT mable librarian turns kids on to a light in the attic

A Light in the Attic
by Shel Silverstein

This classic poetry anthology from celebrated children's poet Shel Silverstein is a must-have in your home library, recommended for ages 9-12 and as a read-aloud for younger kids.  Or, check it out from Ms. Lloyd or Ms. Abouabdo at the Mable library!

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 and find out why 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.--amazon.com review

Suggested by Ms. Mary Lou Lloyd, Mable Librarian

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