I’ve always liked this guy. When the boys were born, I bought a Shel Silverstein CD. On it, Shel read and sang and shouted the childrens poems he has written. I would turn it on during the day because I thought it was important for my babies to hear a man’s voice all day long. I read it somewhere… But it’s been hidden in a cabinet for about 4 years now.
Isaac is doing a poetry unit at school, so I broke out There’s a Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends and read some poems from there for him one morning. Then I remembered that I had this CD and the boys have been listening to it every day this week.
When I heard the phrase, “Sweaty toothed mad man” from the movie Dead Poet’s Society. This was the image that I thought of.
I mean who would use this picture on the back of everyone’s favorite childrens book?
Someone I’d want to be friends with.