by Shel Silverstein
From the legendary creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and The Giving Tree comes an unforgettable new character in children's literature.
Runny Babbit lent to wunch
And heard the saitress way,
"We have some lovely stabbit rew—
Our Special for today."
Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own.
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: A Billy Sook
About The Author
Shel Silverstein 's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, as well as classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 3/15/2005
Age range: 4 - 8 Years
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Poetry | Humorous -Children's poetry
- Spoonerisms -Poetry -Rabbits Awards: Buckeye Children's Book
Award | Nominee | Grades 6-8 | 2007 - 2007 ; Delaware Diamonds Award | Nominee | Grades K-2 | 2005 - 2006 ; Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) | Winner | Recommended | 2005 - 2005 ; North Carolina Children's Book Award | Nominee | Junior Book
2007 - 2007 ; Garden State Children's Book Awards | Winner
Children's Nonfiction | 2008 - 2008