A billy sook recommendation from Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and his family
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, the king of kid hop (that’s hip hop for kids) along with his daughter MC Fireworks, make music guaranteed to make your whole family get up and dance. Of course they love all the wacky rhyming found in a Shel Silverstein book!
What’s your family’s favourite book to read together? Runny Babbit by Shel Silverstein
What’s the story? This is the only of Shel’s books that he actually wrote for one of his kids. It is a strange and dyslexic world from the mind of the all-time great.
Age recommendation: Like all family-friendly Silverstein, it is truly for all ages, but this one is a little more aimed at the child mind.
Why it rules: Almost every sentence is a letter-switched riddle (like Runny Babbit = Bunny Rabbit), and after a few pages, you begin thinking backwards!
What are some similar books/authors? There is noone else like Shel Silverstein, but other books include Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and for the grown ups, Uncle Shelby’s ABZ Book.
For a taste of Secret Agent 23 Skidoo’s own rhymes, download his song, “Gotta Be Me” and check out his latest album, Make Believers, out next week!
Looking for more books that your favourite kindie rockers are reading with their families? Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band love them some art books.
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