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I struggled with this week’s prompt because I haven’t had a lot of luck finding new favourites through online articles or bookstore displays that use this method of grouping similar authors together.
What I ended up doing is looking up books for people who enjoyed the lighthearted poetry of Shel Silverstein. While I haven’t read any of them yet, they do sound fun and I’d love to hear your thoughts on them if you are familiar with them.
1. Beautiful Things and How to Ignore Them by Sam Kuban
2. An Elephant Is On My House: And Other Poems by Othen Donald Dale Cummings
3. There’s Only One Ewe. by Pete Longname
4. Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex
5. Slice of Moon by Kim Dower
6. If You’re Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand: Poems About School by Kalli Dakos
7. Barking Spiders and Other Such Stuff by C.J. Heck
8. Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles by Douglas Florian
9. Silas and Opal Meet by Grannie Snow
10. The Alliday Poem Book of Silly Celebrations by S.M. Westerlie
64 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Books for People Who Liked Shel Silverstein
Oh I loved Where the Sidewalk Ends when I was younger so this list makes me incredibly happy to see! Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich looks so cute 😍
Yay! I hope you like it if you read it. I’m hoping to read it, too.
Somehow I have gotten to the age I am having never read a book by Silverstein. It sounds like I’m missing out!
Oh, they’re so much fun for kids and adults alike! I highly recommend them even if you’re not generally a poetry fan. They’re hilarious.
Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich sounds like great fun!
I’ve not heard of this poet, must have a look at them
He was a very funny and intelligent man! May you enjoy his poems if you read them.
Oh, Barking Spiders!
I have been wanting to read Shel Silverstein’s books again, so they are on my radar. I love this list!
They are great reads for adults and kids alike. Hope you enjoy them!
I haven’t read any of these, but I have read others.
This is random, but I was just reading the other day how Shel Silverstein was quite the ladies’ man and had some racier things he worked on as well. I had never heard that before.
I always assumed he was totally different than that. Wow!
This is a really fun list! It’s been ages since I’ve read any of Silverstein’s work, but I really loved it when I was young.
My TTT: https://bookwyrmknits.com/2023/03/28/top-ten-tuesday-books-for-people-who-like-t-kingfisher/
Thank you. Most of his stuff has held up pretty well over the years.
I adore Shel Silverstein! What a great idea for this list…very original. I teach reading to elementary students so I love your titles 🙂
I loved Shel Sliverstein as a kid. Here is my book-https://paigesofnovels.com/2023/03/28/top-ten-tuesday-book-recs-for-those-that-enjoy-becky-albertalli/.
he was the best!
I did this with my list today too. Some I had read both and I feel fits well, others I just had to guess and hope they fit. 😉 Hope you enjoy these if you read them!! Thanks for visiting my website today.
You’re welcome. Yeah, sometimes you have to guess with these prompts for sure. 🙂
How fun! I love Shel Silverstein!
Thank you. Yeah, he was the best.
I never think to consider poetry for TTT! Interesting take on the topic.
Thank you. 🙂
I LOVE this idea! I haven’t read Shel Silverstein for a long time, but I remember finding his books so heartwarming. I’m definitely checking out some of these stories to read with my niece – and I’m going to have to remember picking up some Shel Silverstein to read with her too!
Aww, thanks. I hope you and your niece enjoy them!
It’s been so long since I read Shel Silverstein! I loved him as a kid!
He’s just as much fun to read when you’re an adult in my opinion. 🙂
I love Shel Silverstein, and these definitely seem to have similar vibes 🙂
Oh, this is a clever way to go about it! I will add some of these for my kiddo. 🙂
Thank you. Hope your kid and you both like them.
I haven’t read any of these but they certainly sound sweet!
Great list! I am going to check a few of these out. 🙂
I haven’t read any of these books but they sound like fun reads! 🙂
I love how we both chose a poetry theme. Shel Silverstein is great! 🙂
It’s pretty cool!
There’s Only One Ewe is cute. 🙂
I struggled with this too, and just decided to do another topic. Ilove this post,
Thank you. And good for you!
I suppose it was you who replied on my post since you signed with Lydia.
My sons loved Shel Silverstein (I am sure they still do), so there were many of his books in the house but I never heard of any of the otehrs, so thanks for that.
And thanks for visiting my TTT this week.
Yes, that was me, Marianne! I’ve been having trouble commenting on Blogspot blogs recently, so sometimes I can only do it through the “Anonymous” option.
I’m glad your sons loved Shel Silverstein. He was my favourite poet when I was a kid.
I’m not really a poetry person so I’ve not read any of these, but a unique choice for this week’s topic, I like it! I find the whole if you liked this author try this one kind of hit and miss too, it has worked for me sometimes, but not always.
Thank you! And I’m glad there are other folks who struggle with that, too.
What a great idea, I love Shel Silverstein.
Thank you. Wasn’t he the best?
What a great topic! I adored Shel Silverstein poems as a kid, and still have one of his books gracing my bookshelves to this day. I haven’t heard of any of these books before today, but these all look equally quirky and fun.
Thanks for visiting! And while we both picked Silverstein, our lists are so very different!! I have not read any of the books on your list (and as for the authors, I think I have only read Adam Rex and did enjoy the books I read so far by him)…
Yes, they sure were.
I’m glad you liked Adam Rex. I’ll have to check him out.
I love Shel Silverstein’s poetry but I haven’t read any of the other books. Great idea for a post! Barking Spiders made me laugh.
Thank you very much. 🙂
ohh, lovely, some of those were part of my childhood, wonderful list
Aww, that’s awesome!
I’m not much of a poetry fan, but I LOVED Shel Silverstein as a child. His poems were just so zany and funny! Light-hearted poetry might just be something I need more of in my life 🙂
Happy TTT (on a Sunday)!
He was such a wonderful storyteller! I’m rarely into poetry either, but Silverstein really was something special.
Happy TTT to you as well!
I haven’t read Shel Silverstein in a looong time but I loved his books so much as a kid! I definitely will have to check some of these out 😍 Great list, Lydia!
Thank you, Dini!
I haven’t read any of these books, but I did also love Shel Silverstein. I was introduced to the author by a teacher who read all the poems in Where the Sidewalk Ends with voices. We always begged for more. I love how you twisted this week’s prompt!
yay! That’s awesome. And thanks.