In case you needed more silly-wonderful poems and illustrations
Shel Silverstein died 12 years ago, but his works lives on. And lucky for us, as of today even more of his work lives on. Every Thing On It is a collection of poems and drawings in the style of Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic.
For those of you who can recite “Pancakes” “The Homework Machine” or “Hug-o-War” by heart, this is excellent news. Silverstein’s editor, Joan Robins told Publishers Weekly that, “ He had mountains of poems and stories, in bits and pieces, and in different versions, written on stray pieces of paper.”
That was in 2005 when his literary estate released Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook. For Every Thing On It, Silverstein’s nephew, agent and archivist “have put together the strongest collection they could.”