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2. Sponsor’s Spot: Lemony Snicket Sweepstakes
3. Weekly Topic: Shel Silverstein
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Note from a Reader
6. Related Video
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management
#1. October 18, 2006
I have a “work in progress” I’d like to share. Although it’s not even Halloween yet, just like the retail
stores at the mall, I am starting to think about Christmas. So here’s what’s new at Surfnetkids.com:
Santa Claus Fun
Some of my regular readers may remember that I celebrate Hanukkah (not Christmas), but as a writer and publisher
I have been writing and creating Christmas content for many years. So, I do not consider it odd… I hope you
do not either.
As we get closer to December, and the site is filled out a bit more, I will remind you about it again.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#3. Shel Silverstein
by Barbara J. Feldman
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Shel Silverstein (born Sheldon Allan Silverstein in 1930) is best known for his quirky children’s poetry and stories, but he also wrote, composed and drew for grownups. His award-winning children’s books include “Where the Sidewalk Ends”, “A Light in the Attic” and “The Missing Piece.” His song credits include the lyrics to “A Boy Named Sue” (recorded by Johnny Cash) and the theme song for “Thelma & Louise.”
Academy of Poets: Shel Silverstein
“Silverstein’s work, which he illustrated himself, is characterized by a deft mixing of the sly and the serious, the macabre and the just plain silly.” The Academy of Poets honors Silverstein with a short bio and links to related resources. In the right-hand column, you’ll find two poems: “Mr. Grumpledump’s Song” and “Sick.” In the left-hand column, you’ll find Further Reading (such as an article about reading poetry with children) and links to external sites.
Kids Reads: Shel Silverstein
“Silverstein’s flair for fun, tinged with a bit of naughtiness, makes his books enormously popular with kids. Altogether his titles have sold more than 18 million copies around the world and have been translated into twenty different languages.” Visit Kids Reads for a short Silverstein bio, a list of his children’s books, and a page of Silverstein trivia. Best of all, when you’re done, there are oodles of other authors to explore.
NPR: Shel Silverstein’s ‘Runny Babbit’ Tales
In 2005, six years after Silverstein’s death, two new works were released: a CD with many of his most loved poems and songs, and a book of previously unpublished spoonerism rhymes “Runny Babbit.” Listen to this NPR “All Things Considered” interview with Silverstein’s nephew Mitch Myers (editor of the “Runny Babbit”collection) and click around to read some of the poems. “Runny Babbit with his axe / Chopped down a trerry chee. / When Raddy Babbit asked, â€˜Do whid it?’ / Runny said, â€˜Mot ne.'”
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#4. What Did We Miss? Submit or Link To Us
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#5. Note from a Reader
I need to thank you. After teaching for 40 years I went on pension on 31 December 2005. I was just through the worst winter we had in Gauteng (Thank Heaven) when I was called back as substitute teacher at a neighbouring school. And yes, once a teacher who could resist? But I must tell you. A bunch of grade fours can drain the hell out of one. Children…and their parents are not what they used to be 40 years ago! Neither the old grey mare. But I don’t despair I have Internet and my friend Barbara. Hence my gratitude.
Thank you for all the other help.
Rene van Wyngaarden
Gauteng, South Africa
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#6. Related Video
“Sick” by Shel Silverstein
#7. Quote of the Week
“A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.” ~~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613 – 1680) French author
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