Runny Babbit Returns by Shel Silverstein

Runny Babbit Returns

Runny Babbit, the lovable star of Shel Silverstein’s New York Times bestselling poetry book, is back! Runny Babbit Returns, a collection of 41 never-before-published poems and drawings, features Runny and other woodland characters who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own.This carefully compiled work from the Silverstein archives is filled with spoonerism poems that are both playful and poignant. With tongue-twisting word play and uproario...

Details Runny Babbit Returns

TitleRunny Babbit Returns
Release DateSep 19th, 2017
GenrePoetry, Humor, Childrens, Nonfiction

Reviews Runny Babbit Returns

  • Calista
    You have to stay sharp to be able to read the little twists of words and not lose what it's saying. It's a fun little book, much like the first Runny Babbit. These are poems previously unpublished by Shel and they have made a new volume. They are funny and there were quite a few laughs to be had from the funny sounding words. It's a tongue twister as well to say them out loud when I'm not used to some of these words on my tongue. Runny Babbit is ...
  • Joshua
    Read this book out loud. That's surely the best way to enjoy it. Shel Silverstein always manages to take the world, and language, the reader knows and flip it in such a way so that it becomes new. These stories are sweet, but so many of them are recognizable. They're people I've met and loved.Shel Silverstein never disappoints, and this book is, above all things, just fun to read.
  • Kate
    The usual Silverstein magic! Perfect for reading aloud to torable adots or your friends. ;)
  • Jennifer (JenIsNotaBookSnob)
    I enjoyed this quite a bit, it was fun to read aloud. I will add that I have never read Shel Silverstein's poetry books before, so I cannot compare this to previous books. I'm never quite sure how to discuss poetry, especially children's poetry. My favorite poem was the one with Doby Mick the whale.. lolMy 7 year old daughter really liked this book and we read it in just a couple evenings at bedtime. I meant to just read a few poems per night, bu...
  • Leslie
    I love Shel! Don't concentrate too hard on the mixed up words. Lol.
  • jendlo
    We figured by the way the previous book had ended that there might be a sequel......and the Silverstein Archives saved the better for last. It's a tongue-twisting treat (but ice-cream nightmare!) for all ages, as Runny progresses from tart-pime job to a jetter bob; gets married; has his bappiest hirthday; and plans a reenie woast (with a dire-breathin' fragon to fart the stire).The rhymes in this collection are smoother — and more meaningful, l...
  • Krysta McFarland
    This poetry book, good for any grade honestly, has always been one of my favorites. I love the fun way Shel Silverstein uses his words and how ones mind can come up with the idea to change letters in words to create fun and laughable poetry is beyond me. I love that each poem is different and yet ultimately they tell a story of Runny Babbit. This book could be used differently in every classroom and that is just one of the reasons that I love it ...
  • Mary Thomas
    I love all things Shel Silverstein and loved the first Runny Babbit book, and this was great, too! I love books are able to be published from the author's archives. The book is short, but the poems take awhile to read to try to figure out the switches in words. They're also better read than listened to, since it can be a bit confusing. He's a mastermind at spoonerisms, though, which are a lot harder to write well than you would think!
  • Kate
    Both Runny Babbit and this, its sequel, were published posthumously, and you can tell that most of the poems in this ~billy sook~ were definitely on the B-list. That said, it's still a fun read, I got some giggles, and the picture of the naked (shell-less) turtle dancing away is worth the price of admission ALL BY ITSELF.
  • Margie
    Another wonderful collection of silly tongue-twisting, mind-bending poems by beloved poet Shel Silverstein. I loved how my mind wanted to read what it thought was on the page rather than what was truly written. This, along with the first Runny Babbit collection, are meant to be shared and enjoyed. Great read-aloud, if you're brave.
  • Susan
    The second book in this series by Shel Silverstein. It is great for tongue twisting and making you have to think in order to read the words. Excellent illustrations as well. Make sure you read this "billy sook!"
  • Earl
    It's always nice to have more Shel Silverstein. These were discovered unpublished poems. Maybe because I read this quickly, I didn't like it as much as I remembered liking the first book which at least had a sort of consistent logic to it which this one lacked. Still, it'll be a great addition to any Shel Silverstein library.
  • Bmw800
    It was a bit of a brain workout! Rilly Sabbit...
  • Danielle Mootz
    We actually had a lot of fun decoding the words in this one. It was a whole reading experience.
  • Christine
    2018 Book Riot published posthumously2018 ATY unique writing format of structure
  • Kelly
    Another good Silverstein book, published posthumously. Although I liked the original Runny Babbit book better, this one was very cute. The poems were shorter.
  • Rebecca
    Runny Babbitt Returns is a billy sook. Not as good as the original, but a wevil itch with prinkled wurple skin is always funny!
  • Jessica
    I love Shel Silverstein books! What made me laugh the most was “fart a stire.” Fun reading these to my kids.
  • Blane
    Fons of tun to read and learn wew nords. :-)
  • Gps
    Shel Silverstein is just fun to read, and is meant to be read aloud, so that the reader is totally vexed and discombobulated by the crazy verse and almost rhymes.
  • Thorny
    With each posthumous release of "new" Shel Silverstein poems, we get to celebrate his poetical gifts and have to mourn his loss all over again.
  • Julie
    Another fun one to read aloud and giggle with your kids about! We love Shel Silverstein.
  • Edgar Nieves
    i love Runny Babbit
  • Debbie Buscher
    A cute story about Runny Babbit and his woodland friends. They speak a language all their own, which is fun to decipher.
  • Pam
    Another delightful poetry adventure from the master.
  • Juliana Lee
    Shel Silverstein. Need I say more? 5 stars for more funny adventures of Runny Babbit. Before it's over you'll be fluent in Runny Babbit speak too!
  • Mary Librarian
    Shel Silverstein is a master poet. Here he has created silly (billy) poems that will help readers and listeners appreciate the way one can play with language.
  • Heydi Smith
    A completely wonderful addition to the Silverstein legacy. I enjoyed it immensely. I hope they eventually put it on audio like they did the first one.
  • Michelle
    Still funny!
  • Tina Reitz
    Shel Silverstein...enough said!