The beloved children's author traveled to Fire Island in 1965. read more
In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well—some inspired by a weekly theme and some not, but always songs worth hearing. I recently bought a shirt advertising a friend’s honky-tonk DJ night. While clicking...Show More Summary
Check out the awesome tattoo designs of this week... 1. my favorite poem as a kid: lazy jane by shel silverstein! done by rodney taylor at golden spiral tattoo in greensboro, nc. 2. Palm tattoo of the black spot from pirate folk lore. Show More Summary
This month Brennan Manning, author of The Ragamuffin Gospel, passed away. Donald Miller shares a beautiful anecdote about the late priest and writer’s connection to Shel Silverstein: [The Giving Tree's] a wonderful and sad story about the nature of love, about how true love holds up even while being used. It’s a violent and painful [...]
The Bunny The Bear have released an official video for “In Like Flynn”, which comes from the band’s third studio album Stories. The video is loosely based upon Shel Silverstein’s classic story “The Giving Tree”. However, this video takes things to a slightly more gruesome place and…well, let’s just say that this girl won’t be... Read More
‘A Boy Named Sue’ is a Shel Silverstein poem turned Johnny Cash classic about a deadbeat dad who abandons his family, but leaves his son with a lady’s name to [...] The post A Boy Named Kim Sings ‘A Boy Named Sue’ appeared first on With Leather.
Shel Silverstein said, “Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it.” I try to stick to that, but I do want to say one thing about half of this cartoon–Parents(!) get your kids OFF devices! They need time with you AND time alone with their imagination/thoughts. Show More Summary
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is the best children's book ever, but it's probably been a while since we all read it, so thankfully Dan Piraro of Bizarro reminded us: It’s a terrific book and one I used to read to my daughters when hey were little. Show More Summary
You don't have to know Shel Silverstein to know that trees are exceptionally giving. They're responsible for our homes, paper, air, furniture and, now, energy -- the "clean" kind, that is. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology...Show More Summary
A charming 1964 collection of "funny, absurd, and truly ridiculous rhymes" ranging from folk limericks to anonymous poems to verses both famous and little-known by literary luminaries, illustrated by beloved children's book artist Tomi Ungerer. Show More Summary
1. Shel Silverstein Our culture holds few things more sacred than the purity and innocence of children. Children’s entertainers are consequently held to a much higher standard than performers who cater to adults. Much of the shock that...Show More Summary
Here’s a recent illustration I did of the gorgeous Toucan. One of my favourite artists/poet/author is the fantastic Shel Silverstein who wrote a poem about a toucan: The Toucan by Shel Silverstein Tell me who can Catch a toucan? Lou can. Just how few can Ride the toucan? Two can. What kind of goo can Stick [...]
Post by Sasha Brown-WorshamRemember that Shel Silverstein poem about the dishes? The one where the boy gets out of having to dry the dishes by dropping one on the floor? Well, I thought it was genius when I was a kid, but I would never have tried it. Show More Summary
By Major Chris Heatherly Best Defense guest columnist "...and she loved a boy very, very much -- even more than she loved herself." -- Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree Many Americans read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein while growing up. Show More Summary
We start things off today with a cute Shel Silverstein/TMNT mashup design that will be available on Shirtpunch.com tomorrow. Much like Where the Wild Things Are and the works of Dr. Seuss, Shel Si...
"Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was set to face a grilling from Congress this week over the terrorist attacks in Benghazi when she started channeling the late poet Shel Silverstein. “I have the measles and the mumps / A gash,...
Here at mental_floss, we’re big fans of Shel Silverstein. Today’s quiz will test your knowledge of the ever popular poet/cartoonist/songwriter/screenwriter/author. Take the quiz: Shel Silverstein
Yesterday was Shel Silverstein's birthday. I saw someone post about it on Facebook and my mind immediately jumped to The Giving Tree. It was a childhood favorite, and it is something of an anthem for garden designers. More Read More...
John Vitale is leaving HarperCollins this month. He worked with authors that included Kurt Vonnegut, Maurice Sendak and Shel Silverstein. Here’s more from the company memo: “John joined the company in April 1977 when Harper & Row acquired Thomas Y. Show More Summary
A poem from Shel Silverstein nicely captures the invisibility that cloaks people as we get old: Said the little boy, “Sometimes I drop my spoon.” Said the old man, “I do that too.” The little boy whispered, “I wet my...