Every Thing On It
A spider lives inside my head
Who weaves a strange and wondrous web
Of silken threads and silver strings
To catch all sorts of flying things,
Like crumbs of thought and bits of smiles
And specks of dried-up tears,
And dust of dreams that catch and cling
For years and years and years . . .
Have you ever read a book with everything on it? Well, here it is, an amazing collection of never-before-published poems and drawings from the creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Falling Up. You will say Hi-ho for the toilet troll, get tongue-tied with Stick-a-Tongue-Out-Sid, play a highly unusual horn, and experience the joys of growing down.
What's that? You have a case of the Lovetobutcants? Impossible! Just come on in and let the magic of Shel Silverstein bend your brain and open your heart.
"Adults who grew up with Uncle Shelby will find themselves wiping their eyes by the time they get to the end of this collection; children new to the master will find themselves hooked." Kirkus Reviews
"...Chockfull of the whimsical humor, eccentric characters, childhood fantasies, and iconoclastic glee that [Silverstein's] many fans adore...The volume includes some of Silverstein's strongest work, brilliantly capturing his versatility and topsy-turvy viewpoint." Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"'Every Thing on It' is bound to give a thrill to new young readers – while providing a time-travel experience for their parents who probably first read 'The Giving Tree' and Silverstein's other books years ago and were changed by them." Los Angeles Times
"A multigenerational book for fun in family spaces." Chicago Tribune