History YMMV / ShelSilverstein

11th Nov '16 2:30:26 PM Nakayama90
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He did not invent this idea. There is a German WWII era cartoon, Der Schneemann, in which a snowman actually does get to experience July, only for a few minutes, after staying in the freezer through spring.

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** He did not invent this idea. There is a German WWII era cartoon, Der Schneemann, in which a snowman actually does get to experience July, only for a few minutes, after staying in the freezer through spring.



* NightmareFuel: The picture of the skin-stealing coo-coo on page 147 of ''A Light in the Attic''.
** The narrator of ''Obedient'' is told to stand in the corner until told to leave. Then the school day ends, but nobody's told him to leave. But it's Friday, so he stays there for the weekend. Monday is the start of summer break, and in the fall they tear down the school. Forty years later, he's still obediently standing in what's left of the corner, waiting.
** Silverstein could come with some pretty disturbing monsters, such as those in "Glub-toothed Sline", "Warning", and the aptly titled "The Worst".

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* NightmareFuel: The picture of the skin-stealing coo-coo on page 147 of ''A Light in the Attic''.
** The narrator of ''Obedient'' is told to stand in the corner until told to leave. Then the school day ends, but nobody's told him to leave. But it's Friday, so he stays there for the weekend. Monday is the start of summer break, and in the fall they tear down the school. Forty years later, he's still obediently standing in what's left of the corner, waiting.
** Silverstein could come with some pretty disturbing monsters, such as those in "Glub-toothed Sline", "Warning", and the aptly titled "The Worst".
[[NightmareFuel/ShelSilverstein has its own page]].
31st Oct '16 12:14:45 PM DynamicGilt
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He did not invent this idea. There is a German WWII era cartoon, Der Schneemann, in which a snowman actually does get to experience July, only for a few minutes, after staying in the freezer through spring.
1st Sep '16 7:55:49 AM MrMediaGuy2
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** Another features a character named "[[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Dirty Dan]]" as the protagonist.
31st May '16 11:02:07 PM NWolfman
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** "Cover of Rolling Stone" is best known as a Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show song.
6th May '15 9:05:08 AM DavidDelony
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* CoveredUp: "A Boy Named Sue" is more known for the Johnny Cash cover.

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"A Boy Named Sue" is more known for the Johnny Cash cover.cover.
** "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan" is best known as a Marianne Faithfull song.
21st Apr '15 1:10:04 AM Sammettik
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** Silverstein could come with some pretty disturbing monsters, such as those in "Glub-toothed Sline", "Warning", and the aptly titled "The Worst".



** Benjamin Bunnn from Wilmington, whose buttons don't come undone, so he can't bathe or take his clothes off.
8th Nov '14 6:35:49 AM Snowsky
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* HilariousInHindsight: One of his poems explores the idea of [[{{Disney.Frozen}} a snowman who wants to live to see July.]]
10th May '14 4:39:59 PM pittsburghmuggle
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** Benjamin Bunnn from Wilmington, whose shirts don't have buttons. So he can't bathe or take his clothes off.

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** Benjamin Bunnn from Wilmington, whose shirts buttons don't have buttons. So come undone, so he can't bathe or take his clothes off.
1st Oct '13 11:00:09 AM himapapaftw
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* TearJerker: The entirety of his last posthumously published book, ''Everything On It''. A large portion of the poems - including the very first one in the book, "Years from Now" - are surprisingly melancholy and sorrowful.
14th May '12 1:58:01 AM Doryna
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* NightmareFuel: A lot of his stuff.



* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: The picture of the skin-stealing coo-coo on page 147 of ''A Light in the Attic''.

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* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: NightmareFuel: The picture of the skin-stealing coo-coo on page 147 of ''A Light in the Attic''.
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