New Release Books by Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein is the author of A Light in the Attic Book and CD (2001), Where the Sidewalk Ends Book and CD (2000), Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? (2002), The Giving Tree (1964) and other 80 books.

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A Light in the Attic Book and CD

release date: Oct 09, 2001
A Light in the Attic Book and CD
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?... To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Shel Silverstein''s A Light in the Attic is now available in a special edition containing the classic hardcover book and a CD of highlights from his Grammy Award-winning album. 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.

Where the Sidewalk Ends Book and CD

release date: Oct 03, 2000
Where the Sidewalk Ends Book and CD
A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the author''s own drawings.

Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?

release date: Aug 01, 2002
Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?
Shel Silverstein Who wants a cheap Rhinoceros? Looking for a new pet? Bored with cats, dogs, goldfish, gerbils, and hamsters? How about a cheap rhinoceros? Shel Silverstein''s loving look at the joys of rhino ownership may convince you to be the one lucky kid to take home this very, very unusual pet.

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree
A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.

The Missing Piece Meets the Big O

The Missing Piece Meets the Big O
The missing piece sat alone waiting for someone to come along and take it somewhere.... The different ones it encounters - and what it discovers in its helplessness - are portrayed with simplicity and compassion in the words and drawings of Shel Silverstein.

Things Change

release date: Jan 01, 1988
Things Change
A movie screenplay tells the story of Gino, an elderly shoeshine man, who is offered a large amount of money to assume the guilt for a Mafia murder

Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back

Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back
"You don''t have to shoot me," says the young lion. "I will be your rug and I will lie in front of your fireplace and I won''t move a muscle and you can sit on me and toast all the marshmallows you want. I love marshmallows." But the hunter will not listen to reason, so what is there for a young lion to do? After eating up the hunter, Lafcadio takes the gun home and practices and practices until he becomes the world''s greatest sharp-shooter. Now dressed in starched collars and fancy suits, and enjoying all the marshmallows he wants, Lafcadio is pampered and admired wherever he goes. But is a famous, successful, and admired lion a happy lion? Or is he a lion at all? Told and drawn with wit and gusto, Shel Silverstein''s modern fable speaks not only to children but to us all!

A Giraffe and a Half

A Giraffe and a Half
If you had a giraffe and he stretched another half … you would have a giraffe and a half. And if you glued a rose to the tip of his nose … And … if he put on a shoe and then stepped in some glue … And if he used a chair to comb his hair … And so it goes until … but that would be telling. Children will be kept in stitches until the very end, when the situation is resolved in the most riotous way possible. Shel Silverstein’s incomparable line drawings add to the hilarity of his wildly funny rhymes.

A Big Tree and a Little Boy

release date: Jan 01, 2018

Different Dances

Different Dances
Startling, irreverent and provocative, the incomparable creator of poems and fables for children turns his eye and pen upon the social calamities and absurdities of the adult world in this classic collection. Illustrations.

Playboy's Silverstein Around the World

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Playboy's Silverstein Around the World
Offers twenty-three travel pieces created by the renowned author and artist for Playboy between 1957 and 1968, in a volume that features his adventures in such regions as Tokyo, the Middle East, and hippie-era San Francisco.

Runny Babbit

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Runny Babbit
Runny Babbit lent to wunch and heard the saitress way, "We have some lovely stabbit rew -- Our Special for today." From the legendary creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and The Giving Tree comes an unforgettable new character in children''s literature. Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own. So if you say, "Let''s bead a rook That''s billy as can se," You''re talkin'' Runny Babbit talk, Just like mim and he.

The Giving Tree Slipcase Mini Edition

release date: Oct 20, 1999
The Giving Tree Slipcase Mini Edition
"Once there was a tree ... and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk ... and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another''s capacity to love in return. This miniature full-cloth, gold-stamped edition will be treasured by all ages.

Draw a Skinny Elephant

release date: Jan 01, 1998
Draw a Skinny Elephant
A book in which the author invites readers to use their imaginations and draw pictures of the wild and wacky subjects he suggests, such as a shark in a bikini and a worm who just ate a ninety-nine pound peach.

Don't Bump the Glump!

release date: Jan 01, 1992
Don't Bump the Glump!
A most unusual collection of whacky, funny, scary creatures with imaginative fantasies in verse.

Tompall sings the songs of Shel Silverstein

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