Uncle Shelby'S Abz Book

Paperback | September 9, 1985

byShel Silverstein

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Full of wit and twisted humor this notorious Shel Silverstein classic is a book you won't want your children to read!

Written for adults only, Shel Silverstein—the popular children's book author—presents a humorous satire of alphabet books filled with ABC lessons parents would never want their children to learn.

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Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book is a primer for adults only. Described as the classic "you won't want your children to read," it covers the alphabet in a strange and twisted way. Shel Silverstein's creation is sure to keep you laughing through your ABCs and is a delightful satire on traditional primers you had as a kid.

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Full of wit and twisted humor this notorious Shel Silverstein classic is a book you won't want your children to read!Written for adults only, Shel Silverstein—the popular children's book author—presents a humorous satire of alphabet books filled with ABC lessons parents would never want their children to learn.

The most popular current writer of humorous verse for children, Silverstein was born in Chicago, Illinois, has been married and divorced, has one daughter, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. His career includes composing popular songs, drawing cartoons, writing many adult articles (several for Playboy), and acting. However, he ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 11 × 8.38 × 0.4 inPublished:September 9, 1985Publisher:Touchstone

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:067121148X

ISBN - 13:9780671211486

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Chapter 1A is for appleSee the nice green apple.M-M-M-M-Good.How many nice green apples can you eat?Make a circle around the number of nice green little apples you ate today.1 2 3 4 7 12 26 38 57 83 91 116B is for babySee the babyThe baby is fatThe baby is pinkThe baby can cryThe baby can laughSee the baby playPlay, baby, play.Pretty, pretty, baby.Mommy loves the baby more than she loves you.Z is for zooLet's go to the zooSee all the animals!The animals are locked inside the cages.Poor animals!Who will let them out???See the elephant in the zoo. Give the nice elephant some peanut shells with pepper inside. That will be a good joke on him. Ha. Ha. Ha Ha. The elephant is mad but don't worry -- By tomorrow the elephant will have forgotten all about it.Poor hippopotomus. The hippopotumos has a bone stuck in his throat and can't get it out. Poor hipopothomus the hipopottomos has no fingers like you do. Poor hipotopomus. Say, maybe he is not a real hiptopomos after all. Maybe he is really a royal prince that has been turned into a hipopotomos by a wicked witch and when some person takes the bone out of his throat the spell will be broken and he will turn back into a prince again and give whoever did it a million dollars in gold and a horse and a castle.See the hippopotimus in the zooWhew!Copyright © 1961 by Shel Silverstein

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Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book is a primer for adults only. Described as the classic "you won't want your children to read," it covers the alphabet in a strange and twisted way. Shel Silverstein's creation is sure to keep you laughing through your ABCs and is a delightful satire on traditional primers you had as a kid.