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Definitely a very creative work of Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) who is also the author of the 1964 book, "The Giving Tree" that I enjoyed so much I bought copies of which and gave away to my friends. I think I did that in 2001 not knowing that he just died a couple of years back. I also only learned that he's already dead by reading the Wiki while composing this review. Felt so sad.The story's main protagonist is Runny Babbit whose actual name is Bunny Rabbit but for unknown reason he and all th...
* * * Read & reviewed with my niece Emma * * *Nope. Wasn't working for us. We just weren't in the mood for the silly wordplay. For example, the subtitle to Runny Babbit is A Billy Sook. Maybe we'll give this another shot at another time, but this time around both Emma and I found this too annoying to read, regardless of how short it is. A shame really. I'd hoped for more from a Shel Silverstein. I expect him to knock it out of the park every time.
This is another book I read to my brother before bedtime. It is a silly book of poems that switch around the first letters of two words, creating funny sounds and sentences. For example: "Runny be quimble Runny be nick Runny cump over the jandlestick" He enjoyed it very much and I'm sure any kid would, too. I took a star away from my usual four stars though, because I found it very odd that the characters said such mean things to each other. For example, all of Runny's friends insult him for eat...
This one was a tough one, I enter as I enter to every Silverstein's book and ended up reareading the phrases 'cause the letters are out of order. The good part is that made you think as you read, so I if you're practicing your english, this one is really good-.The story is average in deed.
I have never, ever, ever heard my son laugh as hard as he does when his dad reads this book to him. If you had a syndrome whereby smiling would kill you, and you heard Henry chortling uncontrollably while reading Runny Babbit, you would smile despite yourself, and then you would die. What was my point? It's a good book.
This was published posthumously, as, I believe, was Shel Silverstein’s first collection of poems (Don’t Bump the Glump), and I am glad to have a chance, as an adult, to read two more books from the pen of my favorite childhood poet. In many ways, Runny Babbit is a typical collection of Shel Silverstein poetry, but with two differences from his norm: they all deal with the same central character (Runny Babbit), and the letters of some words are switched. I read this together with my daughter, and...
Runny's Brig BeakfastRunny, why'd you eat so manyGrancakes off the piddle?You've gotten teavy in the hailAnd mick around the thiddle.Your chace is fubby,And you're tubbyIn the bront and fack.Runny said, "I can't talk now -I've got to snet a gack!"Shel SilversteinWe laughed and laughed and laughed. Awesome book. Words are so fun to play with.
I always enjoy Shel Silverstein's silly poems. This book adds an extra twist...the first letter of words are swapped...the clever reader and listener will enjoy it and laugh even more.
Even though I love Shel Silverstein a lot, I didn't enjoy this book of his that much. I think this book is specifically for children; however, some adults might enjoy reading it too. It was annoying and boring for me because of the numerous alphabet interchanges. Children probably will find it hilarious especially if someone reads it for them. Drawings were funny, cool and complementary as always. Still, contents of poems were not as profound as most of his books like "Where the Sidewalk Ends" o...
We really like this book... a book of spoonerisms. I like it especially since I like to randomly talk or sing switching the first consonants in words near each other!This is my favorite example (not from the book). I probably sang this in the car a dozen times over the holidays... the kids always think it's funny (I can be a bit of a comedian around my kids and their friends in case you didn't suspect).:Bingle JellsSnashing through the doughIn a one-horse sopen leighO'er the gields we foeWaffing...
I got this audio book because I was making a three hour drive with a three year old. Ok, When phrases like "Don't Thuck your Sumb" are shouted in an enthusiastic tone, they sound quite a bit like words you DO NOT WANT A THREE YEAR OLD TO REPEAT! This may be a book I should have read instead of listened to.
I lenjoyed earning Runny Babbit talk:)
I listened to this on CD while reading the book at the same time. It was read by Dennis Locorriere who has sort of a scratchy voice but he made it very entertaining. I tried to listen to it without looking at the book but it was so difficult to understand without seeing the pictures and words. It sounded like "Jive Talk" and there were a few parts that sounded like the reader was swearing like when he said "fookin' for a light!" in the poem Killy The Bid. This made up language took some getting
This book certainly kept me entertained while I tried to read the jumbled up words and try and make sense of the sentences I was reading. This story is about a rabbit on a simple adventure, however the clever quirk that the author inhibits within the story is to change the first letter of certain words with another letter of a word e.g runny Babbit.This book would be great to use as a game during a phonics lesson or just at the end of the day before the children go home. They could challenge the...
This book has a town of animals that speak a total different way. They switch the first letters of every word they say!This book was written by Shel Silverstein about a young rabbit with a big imagination who everyone makes fun of. This book was one of the WORST books I've ever read.I probably only read the first 10 pages before I turned it back into the library.I mean half of the time I couldn't even understand what they were talking about because the letters were mixed up.I bet you,if I can't
For every frustrated kid learning how to read - make the parents read this one aloud so they'll get a first-hand taste at how hard it really is sounding out those confusing letters! This book can be the turning point for a struggling learner, and at the very least, will develop some empathy on the part of adults who have forgotten how confusing language is. A sensitive and hysterically funny book.
This book is very cute! When I was younger I read a few of Shel Silverstein's books and I loved them. The only issue I had with this book was it was hard to read. I had to read some pages twice because the wording messed with my head. This is a book I would read to a younger child, but I wouldn't recommend they read it on their own. Overall the book and pictures were adorable.
Runny Babbit is a great children's book. I recommend that a parent sits down to read it with the child because some parts get a little complicated. This book has bunch of short stories about Runny Babbit and his friends. Shel Silverstein does a great job writing this book without making it too hard to follow. I recommend this book to any elementary teacher to read to their class.
Funny book but tricky to read out loud since the letters are mixed up. It isn't a picture book though there are many pictures in the book. This book is for older kids who can read chapter books on their own.I probably would give it 3.5 stars. I liked it better than the lion who shot back book.
This is probably one of my favorite Shel Silverstein books. It cracks me up every time. I read this with the kids I nanny for today, and I'm counting towards my goal BECAUSE I WANT TO. It's fantastic and I love it. It's a beat grook.
Ok this is a must read to your little ones! We all just laughed out loud reading these funny poems!
We all love humor, and this book guarantees some. It's grealy grealy rate!
It was fuuny and sad because his friends where mean to him
My daughter made me read this book to her in one day (she's four, that's a lot of listening!). I had a hard time "talking normal" for a few hours afterward but we had a lot of laughs together!
I love all Shel Silverstein books, he's the reason i wanted to become a poet. I will aways recommend 💕
"Runny Babbit" by Shel Silverstein is a great poetry book with a twist. All the poems in the book have twisted up words. The book was great and I think it is a good book for all ages. I rated this book 4 stars because it was a good book, but I think the poems aren't the best I've ever read. I didn't rate it lower than what I did because the poems are nice and fun to read and it would be understated because this book is no lower than a three star rating. I would recommend this book to anyone who
I know that I've read this one before, in my quest to expose our girls to the wonderful works of Shel Silverstein. But when I tried to read it aloud with our girls, I realized right away that they were too young to understand the nuances and the humor of the mixed up words. So I waited a few more years before we tried again. This is not an easy book to read aloud, but it's certainly entertaining and our girls are now at a perfect age to understand the humor and nuances of the semantic acrobatics...
For such an inane premise, this book is remarkably funny. It helps that I was introduced to it by reading a few pages to a laughing five year old. (It does keep you on your toes for reading aloud, too, especially with letters like "c," which can change pronunciation based on context.) Some particular favorites were: Ploppy Sig Reans His Cloom, Runny’s Brig Beakfast, Runny Bakes a Tath, and Runny’s Mancy Feal.
Runny Babbit is a cute and silly book that'll get you quite tongue-twisted, chock full of purposeful spoonerisms—a verbal error in which a speaker accidentally transposes the initial sounds or letters of two or more words, often to humorous effect.This one was a favorite with my kids when they were young, producing giggles when you get it wrong just as often as when you get it right.
Unfortunately I was not impressed by Runny Babbit. More like listening to gibberish than anything else. I suppose it may be better in print. I just happen to get a free copy on audiobook. Definitely not one of my favorite Shel Silverstein poems. Though I imagine in print the illustrations would be cute.