A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

Who has not read A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein? I bet you cannot name one person who has not read this wonderful book.


A Light in the Attic delights with remarkable characters and hilariously profound poems in a collection readers will return to again and again.

Here is the attic 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.

Come on up to the attic of Shel Silverstein and let the light bring you home.

I remember reading this book when I was a child, and would laugh at all of the silly poems that was told. Thirty years later, I picked it up again, and I laughed again. Reading some of my favorite poems to my husband while we sat outside and enjoyed the sun.

Reading the A Light in the Attic brought me back to my childhood, and helped me escape the chaos, and put a smile on my face.

If you would like the feeling of your childhood, please, pick it up, and read it in your fort, in the playground, or even just outside with your family and share the silly poems.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by by Clement Clarke Moore

Another classic story. A poem that can be heard, in different parts of the poem, can be heard in pretty much any Christmas movie, or a Christmas episode of a TV show. It had such a big impact on the world, that it is one of the most well known stories since it was written in the early 1800s.

Just the visual it gives in the way it was written makes it more magical. Especially read on Christmas Eve. It just makes you feel like a kid again, no matter how old you are.

Have you read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas? What is your favorite part of the story?