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'Every Thing on It' by Shel Silverstein

"Every Thing on It"
By Shel Silverstein
HarperCollins, $19.99, ages 6-12

The late Shel Silverstein made a certain vein of poetry — with echoes of Edward Lear and Ogden Nash — a laugh-aloud family event for several generations. He provided for his own family an archive of unpublished poems and sketches, mined for this volume. Who else could tell with such glee the saga of "Stick-A-Tongue-Out-Sid" or the perils of paper-trained puppies or rhyme "oregano" with "snow"? Silverstein urges his readers on, to "writesingtelldraw." A multigenerational book for fun in family spaces.

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