Brand: HarperCollins

Product Code: 9780060256531

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Review Quotes:
"Potential yook of the bear."--Washington Post Book World


Jacket Description/Back:

Runny Babbit lent to wunch
And heard the saitress way,
"We have some lovely stabbit rew --
Our Special for today."

From the legendary creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and The Giving Tree comes an unforgettable new character in children's literature.

Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own.

So if you say, "Let's bead a rook
That's billy as can se,"
You're talkin' Runny Babbit talk,
Just like mim and he.



Publisher Marketing:

From the legendary creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and The Giving Tree comes an unforgettable new character in children's literature: Runny Babbit.

Runny Babbit is Shel Silverstein's hilarious and New York Times-bestselling book of spoonerisms--words or phrases with letters or syllables swapped: bunny rabbit becomes Runny Babbit.

Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own.

So if you say, "Let's bead a rook
That's billy as can se,"
You're talkin' Runny Babbit talk,
Just like mim and he.

And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein!



Review Citations:
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2005 pg. 403 (EAN 9780060256531, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 05/01/2005 pg. 1588 (EAN 9780060256531, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2005 pg. 392 (EAN 9780060256531, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly 01/17/2005 pg. 54 (EAN 9780060256531, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Ingram Advance 03/01/2005 pg. 36 (EAN 9780060256531, Hardcover)
  • Kirkus Review - Children 03/01/2005 pg. 295 (EAN 9780060256531, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2005 pg. 343 (EAN 9780060256531, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 04/01/2005 pg. 127 (EAN 9780060256531, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780060256531, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly 01/16/2006 pg. 69 (EAN 9780060823962, Compact Disc)
  • School Library Journal 03/01/2006 pg. 101 (EAN 9780060823962, Compact Disc)
  • Entertainment Weekly 03/11/2005 pg. 111 (EAN 9780060787936, Hardcover)
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2005 pg. 403 (EAN 9780060284046, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 05/01/2005 pg. 1588 (EAN 9780060284046, Hardcover)
  • New York Times 05/15/2005 pg. 16 (EAN 9780060284046, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2005 pg. 392 (EAN 9780060284046, Hardcover)
  • Kirkus Review - Children 03/01/2005 pg. 295 (EAN 9780060284046, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2005 pg. 343 (EAN 9780060284046, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 04/01/2005 pg. 127 (EAN 9780060284046, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780060284046, Hardcover)

Contributor Bio:  Silverstein, Shel

Shel Silverstein 's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, as well as classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.