In a forest where the animals have a distinctly peculiar way of speaking, constantly switching their letters around--"ceed the fat" instead of "feed the cat"--the mischievous and playful Runny Babbit is always in search of adventure. Living with his large rabbit family, Runny's enthusiastic mishaps run from innocent haircuts to chiseling his likeness onto Rount Mushmore. Toe Jurtle, Polly Dorkupine, Skertie Gunk, and Sticky Dork are among Runny Babbit's many diverse and colorful friends. Written in verse containing generous helpings of spoonerisms, accompanied by Shel Silverstein's whimsical signature B&W line drawings. He is the author of several popular books, including THE GIVING TREE and A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC.
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 Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling 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.
Number of Pages: 90
Genre: Nature, Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Humor / General, Poetry / Humorous
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Shel Silverstein
Street Date: March 1, 2005
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-1615