A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

Who has not read A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein? I bet you cannot name one person who has not read this wonderful book.

Synopsis

A Light in the Attic delights with remarkable characters and hilariously profound poems in a collection readers will return to again and again.

Here is the attic you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel.

Come on up to the attic of Shel Silverstein and let the light bring you home.

I remember reading this book when I was a child, and would laugh at all of the silly poems that was told. Thirty years later, I picked it up again, and I laughed again. Reading some of my favorite poems to my husband while we sat outside and enjoyed the sun.

Reading the A Light in the Attic brought me back to my childhood, and helped me escape the chaos, and put a smile on my face.

If you would like the feeling of your childhood, please, pick it up, and read it in your fort, in the playground, or even just outside with your family and share the silly poems.

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Wizard of Oz

Ok, for some odd reason, a lot of TV channels start airing Wizard of Oz around the holidays.  I, myself, do not see the connection.  Maybe it is because Dorothy finally realized what home is all about.  It is not necessarily blood, but people you love and surround you.  That is probably what it is.

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Have you ever read the book?  The book is actually very interesting compared to the movie.  But, both have great qualities. The book itself has many more characters than the movie.  I honestly love the little China girl.  The hammerheads . . . they scared me as a child lol.  Glenda is actually a very old lady, who protects Dorothy by kissing her on the forehead.  Not using the ruby red slippers.  Oh! And yes, there are pictures

 

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The movie, is visually beautiful.  The colors, the characters, the dancing, etc.  My favorite part of the movie?  When Dorothy first walks into Munchkin Land after the house lands.  Second is the part when they finally arrive at Emerald City.

 

Which do I prefer?  I honestly cannot choose as they are both special in their own ways.  Which do you prefer and why?

Bonus: Why do you think Wizard of Oz is always tied into the holidays?

XOXO

Lacey