History YMMV / ShelSilverstein

30th Aug '17 2:31:01 PM Nakayama90
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* ParanoiaFuel: "The Toy Eater," about a creature who sneaks into the rooms of kids who don't pick up their toys at night. Way to ScareEmStraight.

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* ParanoiaFuel: "The Toy Eater," about a creature who sneaks into the rooms of kids who don't pick up their toys at night. Way to ScareEmStraight.night and eats them.
30th Aug '17 2:29:53 PM Nakayama90
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* ParanoiaFuel: "The Toy Eater," about a creature who sneaks into the rooms of kids who don't pick up their toys at night. Way to ScareEmStraight.
6th Jul '17 2:52:37 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: The poem "Screamin' Millie." She screams so loud that she literally explodes, and it's explored in gruesome detail.

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The poem "Screamin' Millie." She screams so loud that she literally explodes, and it's explored in gruesome detail.detail.
** [[SequelSong "The Father of a Boy Named Sue"]]. Not to go into too much detail about the song's PerspectiveFlip, but there's a pretty good reason that Silverstein had to record this one himself, and it rhymes with ParentalIncest.
10th May '17 9:35:51 AM InTheGallbladder
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* AwardSnub: (((Silverstein))) was a Grammy winner and posthumously inducted into the Nashville Songwriters' Hall of Fame, but never won an award for the children's books, cartoons and poetry he's best-known for.

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* AwardSnub: (((Silverstein))) Silverstein was a Grammy winner and posthumously inducted into the Nashville Songwriters' Hall of Fame, but never won an award for the children's books, cartoons and poetry he's best-known for.
28th Apr '17 8:08:21 PM Ilshan
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* AwardSnub: Silverstein was a Grammy winner and posthumously inducted into the Nashville Songwriters' Hall of Fame, but never won an award for the children's books, cartoons and poetry he's best-known for.

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* AwardSnub: Silverstein (((Silverstein))) was a Grammy winner and posthumously inducted into the Nashville Songwriters' Hall of Fame, but never won an award for the children's books, cartoons and poetry he's best-known for.


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** His last poem in his last book is the aptly named ''When I am Gone'':
--> When I am gone what will you do?
--> Who will write and draw for you?
--> Someone smarter—someone new?
--> Someone better—maybe YOU!
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.
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