Runny Babbit

Shel Silverstein



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.


RUNNY BABBIT is a previously unpublished collection of Pig Latin verses - meet Wormy Squirm, Goctor Doose, Snerry Jake and their friends the Funny Bamily. Hilarious and acutely observed animal characters from Shel Silverstein, one of America's best loved poets - think Spike Milligan meets Edward Lear: this is nonsense poetry that makes perfect sense.

Also available from Marion Boyars Publishers: A Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends

Included in the Children's Books Ireland Recommended Reading Guide 2005

Praise for Runny Babbit:

'Runny Babbit by Shel Silverstein is the antidote to the are-we-nearly-there? car journeys and airport purgatory. Compiled over 20 years and finished just before Silverstein died, these wonderfully playful rhymes…draw the reader in to Silverstein’s comic embrace and demand endless re-readings. Will enthuse and confuse four- to ten-year-olds – and eventually drive their parents minking blad.' Sunday Telegraph

'Silverstein's intelligence, imagination and sense of humour accompanied by his delightful line drawings ensure that this collection will become a classic.' **** Books For Keeps

Fully illustrated hardback
JUNE 2005
ISBN 0 7145 3300 9