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“Though a bit difficult to read with it's mixed up letters, Runny Babbit was a cery vute, billy sook, as Shel Silverstein might have put it. It was a collection of just over 40 poems revolving around a very silly Runny Babbit, following him through some of his life's adventures. Recommended for...”see full review » see other reviews »
“The Runny Babbit a Billy Sook by Shel Silverstein is a hilarious poetry book that is filled with many great life lessons for children. The rhymes are very silly, but memorable, and the illustrations capture the reader's attention. This books is filled with word-play and offers many visual examples of the importance of language.
This book is very funny, but at times, the word play is hard to read and it took me some time to get used to the writer's style. I loved the illustrations and honestly, without the pictures, I would not understand what the author was trying to tell me. I have never read these types of books before, but I did enjoy the silliness of the book. I also did not find a moral for the whole book, but the individual poems had wonderful messages.
This book's interest level is that from grades 4-7, the grade level equivalent is 4.2, the Lexile measure is not available and the DRA or guided reading is not available. The genre would be comedy and poetry for this book. ”
“This is a fun little book of poetry where the beginnings of words are switched around to give us a little giggle. Teachers can use this book to examine elements of poetry. Geared towards 1st to 3rd graders.”Joshua wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Runny Babbit by Shel Silverstein
Runny Babbit is a fun read. In this collection of poems you meet Runny Babbit and you follow him throughout his day. You also meet his family and friends such as Toe Jurtle and Bumping Jean.
This is a fun book to read. Silverstein puts a twist on the text which makes its challenging to get used to but the word play is fun and engaging.
Interest Level: 4
Grade Level: 4.2
“Awards this book has won: This book has won the Quill Award.
Appropriate grade level(s): Prekindergarten to second grade.
Summary: This book has various poems in it. These poems are out of the ordinary, where letters in words are switched (like runny babbit).
Review: The way the poems are formatted are silly. It really gets the children's attention to have the beginning letters switched to other words. These poems show the importance of the beginning letters of words. Unlike other poems the poems in this book really make children think about what is being said. This book provides a fun and interactive way to read and teach poetry.
Uses in the classroom:
-Read aloud as a class
-Have students try to read a poem aloud in small groups
-Write poems or stories where beginning letters are switched similar to the poems in the book.
-Discuss how the words still rhyme even though the words have been altered.”
“I like how this book of poems introduces how the language is different in this book. "Way down in the green woods where the animals all play, they do things and they say things in a different sort of way."
This is a great book for assessing language ability of children and how much of a grasp they have of language. ”
“Runny Babbit is a hilarious collection of silly child poems written by the poet, Shel Silverstein. He switched the first letters of two words to make a nonsensical, laughable poem book. ”Jaehee Cho wrote this review Monday, June 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I like runny babbit”Kathleen Boyd wrote this review Thursday, April 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good olf Runny has words mixed up. I want this book so bad! my teacher has the poem Runny bakes a tath in her classroom.”Edan Z. wrote this review Tuesday, April 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Funny if you can follow the words.”Ryder W wrote this review Monday, March 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Have you ever read a poem with the first words scrambled around? Well if you like humor and REALLY good poetry. Well here's the book for you! Runny Babit (get it? The first letters of the words switched) by Shel Silverstien.”Willy Lee wrote this review Thursday, February 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No