September 25, 2003

From today’s Writer’s Almanac:

It’s the birthday of Shel Silverstein, born in Chicago (1932). He’s the author of some of the best-selling children’s books of all time, including Where the Sidewalk Ends (1974), A Light in the Attic (1981), and Falling Up (1996), books of whimsical black-and-white drawings and poems with lines such as:

There’s a polar bear
In our Frigidaire—
He likes it ’cause it’s cold in there.
With his seat in the meat
And his face in the fish
And his big hairy paws
In the buttery dish.


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  1. dingus5 Says:

    Some men need some killer weed,some men need cocaine.Some men need some cactus juice,to purify the brain.Some men need two women.Some need alcohol.Everybody needs a little something,but Lord I need it all.
    -Shel Silverstein

  2. Clarephile Says:

    w00t! three cheers for mr. silverstein!!
    oy… what a headache he gave me in 5th grade… i just couldn’t see the whimsy part and kept wondering what the hecko was going on. well… now i know better – i still don’t know what’s happening but at least, i finally see the whimsy!

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