Wednesday, September 21, 2011

In the wolfpack: Shel Silverstein

I still remember most of the words to Shel Silverstein's poem, "Sick". Little Peggy Ann McKay's dramatic efforts to get out of school...only to realize it was, indeed, Saturday...really resonated with me.

NPR did a beautiful piece this week on the much loved author, poet, composer, illustrator who passed away in 1999.  You can listen to the story, which includes his family members reading some of his work, here.

I'm looking forward to reading his new collection Everything On It , and I'm adding The Giving Tree to my Christmas-shopping list.  It is going to make a great holiday gift.


  1. What an awesome quote. Thanks for reminding me how much I love this man's work.

  2. Lovely quote, lovely man. I will need to add these books to my gift giving list as well, I have some adorable baby girls in my life who need The Giving Tree!