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A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
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May 27, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: children, poetry
Recommended for: everyone
Read in January, 1998

Childhood isn't some idyllic playtime of Care Bears and rainbows. It is messy, wierd, and scary, and a lot of things adults take for granted look strange in the eyes of children. Shel Silverstein remembers all that, and imbues his simple poems with such a celebration of the sheer absurdity of life that the most jaded adult who gets to spend those few moments of reading one of his poems can revel in the topsy-turvy world of the child.

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