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His books have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold more than 20 million copies. Born into a Jewish family,  Silverstein grew up in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, attended Roosevelt High School and, later, the University of Illinois , from which he was expelled. He served in Japan and Korea. Silverstein began drawing at age seven by tracing the works of Al Capp. I couldn't dance.
Shel Silverstein was a very interesting and creative man. His works are often compared to Dr. Seuss and A.
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Wordplay - Poetry - Sick by Shel Silverstein
April is National Poetry Month. Established in by the Academy of American Poets, its purpose is to increase the attention paid to the art of poetry, to our poetic heritage, and to poetry books and magazines. Celebrate Poetry Month by sharing the poetry of Shel Silverstein with your students. Create your own "Poet Tree" and celebrate poetry all April! Just print out a set of leaves, jot down a few poems, and share using ShelPoetTree. We can't wait to see what you put in the world! In this kit of all-new thought-provoking and fun printable activities based on the wonderful cast of characters in Falling Up Special Edition and Runny Babbit , you'll meet the Monkey, have fun with Headphone Harold, get silly with spoonerisms, and much more.
We love reading and studying poetry in our homeschool. We enjoy picking a poet and reading many different poems from that particular poet. This is fun to see the different styles of writing that different poems have. Shel Silverstein was born in Chicago on September 25, He was a cartoonist, and a composer before he was a poet. He started drawing at the age of He illustrated all of his poetry books with his fun and interesting cartoons.