Author:Shel Silverstein

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Shel Silverstein

American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter and author of children's books; styled himself as Uncle Shelby in his children's books

Shel Silverstein


  • Take Ten (Pacific Stars and Stripes, 1955)
  • Grab Your Socks! (Ballantine Books, 1956)
  • Now Here's My Plan (Simon & Schuster, 1960) (First collection of American magazine cartoons)
  • Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book (Simon & Schuster, 1960) (First book of original material for adults)
  • Playboy's Teevee Jeebies (Playboy Press, 1963)
  • Uncle Shelby's Story of Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back (Harper & Row, 1963) (First children's book)
  • A Giraffe and a Half (HarperCollins, 1964)
  • The Giving Tree (HarperCollins, 1964)
  • Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? (Macmillan, 1964)
  • Uncle Shelby's Zoo: Don't Bump the Glump! and Other Fantasies (Simon and Schuster, 1964)
  • More Playboy's Teevee Jeebies (Playboy Press, 1965)
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends (HarperCollins, 1974) (First collection of poems)
  • The Missing Piece (HarperCollins, 1976)
  • Different Dances (HarperCollins, 1979)
  • A Light in the Attic (HarperCollins, 1981)
  • The Missing Piece Meets the Big O (HarperCollins, 1981)
  • Falling Up (HarperCollins, 1996)
  • Draw a Skinny Elephant (HarperCollins, 1998)
  • Runny Babbit (HarperCollins, 2005) (Published posthumously)
  • Don't Bump the Glump! and Other Fantasies (HarperCollins, 2008 reissue)
  • Every Thing On It (HarperCollins, 2011) (Published posthumously)
  • 25 Minutes to Go

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