History YMMV / ShelSilverstein

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''.
13th May '12 8:34:12 PM WillBGood
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** ''The Devil and Billy Markham'' is most definitely '''''NOT''''' kid-friendly.
24th Jan '12 9:28:09 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* AccidentalNightmareFuel: A lot of his stuff.

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* AccidentalNightmareFuel: NightmareFuel: A lot of his stuff.
12th Dec '11 11:20:09 AM ChaoticBrain
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* WhatAnIdiot:
** The poem "My Sneaky Cousin", where the titular cousin has the bright idea of [[spoiler: riding in a washing machine.]]
** In the poem "Stupid Pencil Maker," the narrator is having trouble using a pencil. It does not occur to him to turn it pointy-side down.
** In the poem "Obedient," the narrator is told to stand in the corner. The teacher forgets to tell him to turn around, so he stays there. [[spoiler:FOR FORTY YEARS.]]
** Benjamin Bunnn from Wilmington, whose shirts don't have buttons. So he can't bathe or take his clothes off.
9th Oct '11 2:07:42 PM Lime
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* CoveredUp: "A Boy Named Sue" is more known for the Johnny Cash cover.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: The poem "Screamin' Millie." She screams so loud that she literally explodes, and it's explored in gruesome detail.



* CoveredUp: "A Boy Named Sue" is more known for the Johnny Cash cover.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: The poem "Screamin' Millie." She screams so loud that she literally explodes, and it's explored in gruesome detail.

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* CoveredUp: "A Boy Named Sue" is WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book, which constructs perfectly logical-sounding reasons why children should do things like throw eggs at the ceiling and ask their parents for a gigolo.
** Children sometimes find themselves blindly wandering into his
more known for the Johnny Cash cover.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: The poem "Screamin' Millie." She screams so loud that she literally explodes, and it's explored in gruesome detail.
mature work, like "The Smoke-off".
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