(click to buy on Amazon)
Shel Silverstein deserves a rave rhyme review
for his latest posthumous message to you.
(In case you didn’t know, this is number two.
Runny Babbit came out after his death too.)
This poetry compilation is 100% Shel
and retains his beloved style quite well.
Through kids, creatures, animals and “things”,
many further messages he brings.
He finally tells us why people write rhymes
and that happy endings don’t exist - just good times.
He writes of a new diet, though I don’t think I’ll try it,
and of flamingos stealing things in hopes we’ll buy it.
He illustrates with words the power of please
and why garlic breath brings many to their knees.
It even has a bit of romance and a fantasy ball game.
As expected, Shel’s way of saying goodbye is anything but plain.
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