A Light In The Attic

Written by Shel Silverstein
Illustrated by none

Reviewed by Christina F. (age 11)

<center> There is a light on in the attic. <BR> Though the house is dark and shuddered, <BR> I can see a flickerin' flutter, <BR> And I know what it's about. <BR> There's light on in the attic. <BR> I can see it from the outside, <BR> And I know you're on the inside - lookin' out. </center>

That is the very first poem in the book A Light in the Attic, which is a collection of poems. Even if you don't like chapter books, you'll enjoy reading this one. This is a great book for people of all ages. Adults will think many of the poems are hilarious and children will like them too, in addition to the cute and funny pictures. Even very young children will enjoy hearing the poems read aloud. Some of the poems are funny, some may seem confusing, but they are all very well written.

I thought this was a very good book because the poems were great, causing you to laugh really hard when reading some of them, and the pictures help add meaning to the poems. If you like A Light in the Attic, I recommend that you also read Where the Sidewalk Ends and Falling Up, also written by Shel Silverstein.

Christina F. is a student in Mrs. Elliott's 5th Grade Class
2001-2002