Falling Up


Author: Shel Silverstein

Illustrator: Shel Silverstein

The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books praised Falling Up, saying, “The enticing blend of wickedness, creativity, and rhythm makes the verse entertaining, readable, and often chantable.” And now the bestseller has twelve new, never-before-published poems added to this special edition.

In Falling Up, you’ll meet Allison Beals and her twenty-five eels; Danny O’Dare, the dancin’ bear; the Human Balloon; Headphone Harold and more unforgettable characters. This wondrous collection allows lets you wander through the Nose Garden, ride the Little Hoarse, and in the Strange Restaurant in poems and drawings that are both outrageously funny and profound.

Shel Silverstein’s incomparable career as a children’s book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. In 1964, Shel’s creativity continued to flourish as four more books were published in the same year-Don’t Bump the Glump!, A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, and the beloved classic The Giving Tree. Later he continued to build his remarkable body of work with Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and Runny Babbit.