After yesterday’s post concerning masks, my friend Gary reminded me of a new book of poems, including one titled Masks, from the incredible imagination of the late Shel Silverstein. I’ve written about him before here, once about his classic The Giving Tree and another time reprinting his poem Smart for Father’s Day. His new book is Every Thing On it and is comprised of never before published poems and drawings from the acclaimed poet and songwriter who died in 1999. I suspect it would make a great and thoughtful Christmas gift for children of all ages. I know I’m making a gift of it to myself. Also, take a gander at his website, ShelSilverstein.com. It has tremendous animations and is a beautiful site, with an emphasis on his work for children.
Really good stuff.