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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,663 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shel Silverstein Narrator: Dennis Locorriere Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Runny Babbit lent to wunch
And heard the saitress way,
“We have some lovely stabbit rew—
Our Special for today.”

From the legendary creator of Where the Sidewalk EndsA Light in the AtticFalling Up, and The Giving Tree comes an unforgettable new character in children’s literature.

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.

Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Potential yook of the bear.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Children will love these clever poems and without prompting will probably create their own, unaware that they are focusing on a key reading skill: phonemic awareness. This is a treasure.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A fun-filled new offering…Children who have some fluency in reading will enjoy this bonsensical nook the most.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Kids will instantly adopt the infectious wordplay on the subjects straight from their daily lives: Will it be a ‘peanut jutter and belly’ or ‘sam handwich’ for lunch?”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Star Valdez | 2/16/2014

    " I cannot speak after I read this book. This book gives you a total speech impediment after you read it. LOVE IT!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Aimee | 2/15/2014

    " My kids really liked this billy sook, but I thought it was annoying to read out loud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Irene | 2/13/2014

    " I learned that you should try to speak well and poeple should be encourege to right some poems. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Deanna Carter | 2/9/2014

    " Funny to read with your kids! "

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About the Author
Author Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein (1930–1999) is the author-artist of many beloved books of prose and poetry. He was a cartoonist, playwright, poet, performer, recording artist, and Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated songwriter. Shel’s A Light in the Attic was the first children’s book to break onto the New York Times Bestseller List, where it stayed for a record-breaking 182 weeks. The last book that was published before his death in 1999 was Falling Up, which, like his other books, is filled with unforgettable characters.