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The late, great Shel Silverstein has a new book out. And we couldn’t be more excited about it. As NPR puts it in this nice piece covering the release of Every Thing On It last week:
When Shel Silverstein wrote the poem “Years From Now,” he seemed to know that one day he’d be gone but that his playful words and images would still be making children happy. “I cannot see your face,” he writes to his young readers, but in “some far-off place,” he assures them, “I hear you laughing — and I smile.”
Indeed. Choosing from over 1,500 unpublished poems, former Silverstein collaborator Toni Markiet worked with a small team of Uncle Shelby’s family to carefully select 145 for the new collection. Taking into account Silverstein’s sense of pacing, balance, humor and timing, they referenced his published works, read poems out loud, and made sure everything was pieced together with as much attention to detail as the poet and illustrator would have done.
So, what are you waiting for? Go get Every Thing On It today.
And if you don’t know who Shel Silverstein is, shame on you – actually, shame on your parents. Anyway, let’s remedy that now.Via.