Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook by Shel SilversteinRunny Babbit: A Billy Sook by Shel Silverstein

Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook

byShel SilversteinIllustratorShel Silverstein

Hardcover | January 6, 2015

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From the legendary creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and The Giving Tree comes an unforgettable new character in children's literature: Runny Babbit.

Runny Babbit is Shel Silverstein's hilarious and New York Times-bestselling book of spoonerisms—words or phrases with letters or syllables swapped: bunny rabbit becomes Runny Babbit.

Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own.

So if you say, "Let's bead a rook
That's billy as can se,"
You're talkin' Runny Babbit talk,
Just like mim and he.

And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein!

Shel Silverstein 's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began withLafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books includingA Giraffe and a Half,Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?,The Missing Piece,The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favoriteThe Giving Tree, a...
Title:Runny Babbit: A Billy SookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 8.38 × 7.25 × 0.6 inPublished:January 6, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060256532

ISBN - 13:9780060256531

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun brain teaser of a read I had a lot or fun reading this with some of the students in my class and watching them try to figure out the proper wording #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book As much as I am no a fan of this book I can see why people like it. I just have a hard time reading it.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So funny Great book that is so funny and silly. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Silliness rules!!! I love Shel Silverstein! There are some of his works that I'm not crazy about, but this is definitely NOT one of them! So much fun! You really have to concentrate and pay attention, but it's so laugh out loud funny!
Date published: 2014-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Book - Great Language play! If you want a fun book that the kids will love - this is a great one to pick!
Date published: 2006-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from laugh out loud funny! shel seilverstein hits a home run with this fantastically funny read! its that type of book that you read when your down. it'll cheer you all up! i promise you its worth your money!
Date published: 2005-11-06

Editorial Reviews

“Potential yook of the bear.”