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Falling Up

Author: Shel Silverstein

Title: Falling Up

ISBN: 0590996894

ISBN13: 978-0590996891

Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers (1996)

Language: English

Subcategory: Poetry

Size pdf version: 1577 kb

Size epub version: 1916 kb

Size fb2 version: 1667 kb

Rating: 4.6/5

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Reviews (7)
Tojahn
If your child resists reading and you are having a difficult time finding books that pique his or her interest, I implore you to give Shel Silverstein a try. He is one of those rare and gifted children's book authors who truly understands the odd, amazing and ever-so-fleeting world that children inhabit. His writing speaks directly to children with incredible wit, hilarity, wisdom and absurdity. He explores their dreams, hopes, fears and apprehensions through delightful metaphor, and without a drop of condescension (which children absolutely detest, and can usually smell from a mile away).

From my own experience, I despaired that my 3rd grade daughter would ever pick up a book and read it cover-to-cover without the looming threat of punishment. But when I introduced her to Shel Silverstein's "A Light in the Attic" she took to it immediately. For the first time ever, I caught her up reading past her bed time and sneaking a book under her coat so she could read it in the car. She read "A Light in the Attic" it over and over. We soon purchased Shel Silverstein's other books, including "Falling Up", and my daughter loved them all.

Most importantly, Shel Silverstein helped my daughter realize that reading can be fun and exciting, that it can inspire creativity, and that it can offer a window into other worlds and shared human experiences. Although she remains somewhat selective (in a way that I approve of - I don't expect her to like every book she is given, I certainly don't), my daughter has developed what I am confidant will be a life-long love of reading. And I thank the late Mr. Silverstein for the role he played in that!
Tojahn
If your child resists reading and you are having a difficult time finding books that pique his or her interest, I implore you to give Shel Silverstein a try. He is one of those rare and gifted children's book authors who truly understands the odd, amazing and ever-so-fleeting world that children inhabit. His writing speaks directly to children with incredible wit, hilarity, wisdom and absurdity. He explores their dreams, hopes, fears and apprehensions through delightful metaphor, and without a drop of condescension (which children absolutely detest, and can usually smell from a mile away).

From my own experience, I despaired that my 3rd grade daughter would ever pick up a book and read it cover-to-cover without the looming threat of punishment. But when I introduced her to Shel Silverstein's "A Light in the Attic" she took to it immediately. For the first time ever, I caught her up reading past her bed time and sneaking a book under her coat so she could read it in the car. She read "A Light in the Attic" it over and over. We soon purchased Shel Silverstein's other books, including "Falling Up", and my daughter loved them all.

Most importantly, Shel Silverstein helped my daughter realize that reading can be fun and exciting, that it can inspire creativity, and that it can offer a window into other worlds and shared human experiences. Although she remains somewhat selective (in a way that I approve of - I don't expect her to like every book she is given, I certainly don't), my daughter has developed what I am confidant will be a life-long love of reading. And I thank the late Mr. Silverstein for the role he played in that!
Ynneig
My kids immediately fell in love with Shel Silverstein's when I introduced them to his work about 7 years ago... They were 1 and 4 at the time. (The older one got his younger brother interested as the younger one got older.) They are now 8 and 11 years old, and they still get a kick out of reading Silverstein's poems: They laugh out loud when they read his poems, and I get great joy from that. So this is our 10th or so of his books, and the boys love it. Can't go wrong with silly, clean poems that bring laughter to little children. Good for adult hearts, too!
Ynneig
My kids immediately fell in love with Shel Silverstein's when I introduced them to his work about 7 years ago... They were 1 and 4 at the time. (The older one got his younger brother interested as the younger one got older.) They are now 8 and 11 years old, and they still get a kick out of reading Silverstein's poems: They laugh out loud when they read his poems, and I get great joy from that. So this is our 10th or so of his books, and the boys love it. Can't go wrong with silly, clean poems that bring laughter to little children. Good for adult hearts, too!
Antuiserum
Almost everyone knows about this book and its author so I don't really need to go into detail about that. What I will say is that it is an awesome family bonding tool. I have six kids, ages 1 to 19, and they all enjoy listening to the poems from this book together. I'm a huge fan. Some of my favorite readings are in this book. I definitely enjoy sharing things I remember from my childhood with my kids and this is one of them.
Antuiserum
Almost everyone knows about this book and its author so I don't really need to go into detail about that. What I will say is that it is an awesome family bonding tool. I have six kids, ages 1 to 19, and they all enjoy listening to the poems from this book together. I'm a huge fan. Some of my favorite readings are in this book. I definitely enjoy sharing things I remember from my childhood with my kids and this is one of them.
SING
I bought two copies of this book, one for each 8-year-old grandchild. both are pretty good readers with wry senses of humor. It's always tricky trying to introduce poetry to youngsters, but Shel Silverstein manages to make it fun, approachable, and entertaining. Kids like the line drawings and the poems about everything from flatulence to sharing, from friendship to pets, from siblings to teachers.Five stars.
SING
I bought two copies of this book, one for each 8-year-old grandchild. both are pretty good readers with wry senses of humor. It's always tricky trying to introduce poetry to youngsters, but Shel Silverstein manages to make it fun, approachable, and entertaining. Kids like the line drawings and the poems about everything from flatulence to sharing, from friendship to pets, from siblings to teachers.Five stars.
Aurizar
I love this guy. Honestly one of the many reasons I am glad I had children-to read his poetry and let it remind me of how clever he is. Google "Trapeze" and you'll see what I mean. There are other, potentially more sophisticated, children's poetry books than Shel Silverstein's-but I cant imagine one that kids would like better. My kids beg me to read them to them every night.
Aurizar
I love this guy. Honestly one of the many reasons I am glad I had children-to read his poetry and let it remind me of how clever he is. Google "Trapeze" and you'll see what I mean. There are other, potentially more sophisticated, children's poetry books than Shel Silverstein's-but I cant imagine one that kids would like better. My kids beg me to read them to them every night.
Ttexav
Shel Silverstein's poems are fabulous and were a favorite of my son's and my granddaughter's. Bought this as a gift for a family member going into elementary education.
Ttexav
Shel Silverstein's poems are fabulous and were a favorite of my son's and my granddaughter's. Bought this as a gift for a family member going into elementary education.
Hucama
Love reading this to our new son. Filled with clever poems and rhyms. We received the first copy as a gift. Bought this one for our four-year-old niece who will no doubt love it.
Hucama
Love reading this to our new son. Filled with clever poems and rhyms. We received the first copy as a gift. Bought this one for our four-year-old niece who will no doubt love it.
These quirky stories and poems are a must have if you have little ones. I read these short stories to my daughter at bedtime. A bunch of fun little short stories that she can't get enough of. It was recommended by my sister, who is an elementary school teacher. A solid purchase in my opinion.
These quirky stories and poems are a must have if you have little ones. I read these short stories to my daughter at bedtime. A bunch of fun little short stories that she can't get enough of. It was recommended by my sister, who is an elementary school teacher. A solid purchase in my opinion.

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