Sophie’s Book Selections: A Light in the Attic

book selectionsSophie reads all kinds of books and has plenty of book selections she might recommend. Even though storybooks are her favorite, she also loves digging into books about real people and real events…and she has some special poetry books she especially loves. A Light in the Attic, by Shel Silverstein, is top of her list of book selections. In fact, she loves all of Shel Silverstein’s books. But she thinks one of his most special poems is in this book. It’s called “How Many, How Much.” Sophie been known to quote these lines from it to Pipper and her pals, “How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.” Here’s the blurb from Amazon: Here in the attic of Shel Silverstein you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, The Meehoo with the 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. From the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends and Falling Up, here is another wondrous book of poems and drawings.
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