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Every Thing on It

by Shel Silverstein

A spider lives inside my headWho weaves a strange and wondrous webOf silken threads and silver stringsTo catch all sorts of flying things, Like crumbs of thought and bits of smilesAnd specks of dried-up tears, And dust of dreams that catch and clingFor years...

A spider lives inside my headWho weaves a strange and wondrous webOf silken threads and silver stringsTo catch all sorts of flying things, Like crumbs of thought and bits of smilesAnd specks of dried-up tears, And dust of dreams that catch and clingFor years and years and years . . .

Have you ever read a book with everything on it? Well, here it is, an amazing collection of never-before-published poems and drawings from the creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Falling Up. You will say Hi-ho for the toilet troll, get tongue-tied with Stick-a-Tongue-Out-Sid, play a highly unusual horn, and experience the joys of growing down.

What's that? You have a case of the Lovetobutcants? Impossible! Just come on in and let the magic of Shel Silverstein bend your brain and open your heart.

Suggested by BookMentors Team

Hardcover - 208 pages - $19.99
ISBN: 0061998168 (ISBN13: 9780061998164)
Published Sep 20, 2011 by HarperCollins
First published 2011

requested by

Mrs. Cox (2nd Grade Teacher)

at Clear Lake Elementary School, Eugene, OR

Here since Jul 23, 2015

Open requests - 35 Books received - 7

This year marks my 16th year in education. I started my career teaching 5th grade and then served as an elementary school principal. Prior to serving as 2nd grade teacher, I worked with an international non-profit that provides teacher training and then as a 4th and 5th grade teacher. I have loved each part of my journey, but my heart is truly in the classroom. I love coming to school each day to help my students learn and grow!

why I requested this book

Having moved down from the upper grades where students moan and groan at mention of poetry, I want to encourage students at a younger age to read and appreciate...

Having moved down from the upper grades where students moan and groan at mention of poetry, I want to encourage students at a younger age to read and appreciate poetry as a form of written art--not just a series of rhyming words and stanzas!

the class

My students are eager to please and hard-workers. Our school serves a large population of high-poverty students, so having reading materials readily available...

My students are eager to please and hard-workers. Our school serves a large population of high-poverty students, so having reading materials readily available at school is particularly important.

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