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Henry Kendrick

December 14, 2019 by admin  
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Shel Silverstein and the Value of Innocent Morality

By Henry Kendrick

The importance of children’s poetry is far reaching. These are some of the first stories children hear from their parents, and the lessons and morals learned from them are extremely impressionable on young children, making the stories parents and caregivers choose to tell them monumentally important to a child’s upbringing and eventual worldview. The American poet and humorist Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) is among the most prolific writers for children, even after his untimely death, and his bizarre, inane, and fantastical poetry is the perfect way to teach children essential societal lessons that will be valuable to them for the rest of their lives. Silverstein was…


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