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One of the cool things about being a kid these days is that your can find your favorite writers on the web. If you’ve read his books you already know: Shel Silverstein is a writer who really has fun with words. And now with ShelSilverstein.com, it’s easy. The animated site is filled with music and vocals and information on all of Silverstein’s poems and books, including The Giving Tree and Falling Up. There’s also lots of fun stuff such as E-cards with the artist’s trademark ink drawings, poetry puzzles, arts and crafts, and a drawing book. Silverstein’s unforgettable characters, unique voice and fiercely funny talent inspires young readers to turn the light on in their attics.

posted by Rachel Ayala, Writers in the Schools

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