LITERATURE
Silverstein, Shel

Falling Up: Poems and Drawings: Special Edition

(4) K-3 The poems in this companion volume (Where the Sidewalk Ends; A Light in the Attic) seem stale and the meter and phrasing awkward. The book resorts to bathroom humor, double negatives, and the word ain't, continuing Silverstein's tradition of irreverence; however, it lacks the creative sparkle and surprises that made the others so popular. This edition includes twelve new poems. Ind.

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