Monday, January 09, 2012
Don't Bump the Glump! and Other Fantasies, by Shel Silverstein
(hb; 1964: children's poetry book)
Fun, imaginative, often laugh-out-loud funny collection of (mostly) short poems by Silverstein, whose penned verses are accompanied by his equally idiosyncratic illustrations.
I loved eighteen (the majority) of the poems in this collection - especially:
That silly fish, the Crawfee,
Has been swimming in my coffee,
But now I've drunk it up
And he isn't in the cup.
And he's nowhere to be found. . .
Do you think that he has drowned?
About the Bloat
In the undergrowth
There dwells the Bloath
Who feeds upon poets and tea.
Luckily I know this about him,
While he knows almost nothing of me.
Don't Bump the Glump! is a wonderful, smile-inducing work for readers of all ages. Worth owning, this.