Don't Bump the Glump!

Don't Bump the Glump!

Silverstein, Shel
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Shel Silverstein’s Don’t Bump the Glump! celebrates its fiftieth anniversary! Shel’s first poetry collection introduces readers to a cast of creative creatures. This is his only book with full-color illustrations, published the same year as the classic The Giving Tree.

Are you ready to be astonished, tickled, and entertained by this most unusual bestiary of silly and amazing creatures?

Filled with Shel Silverstein’s unique imagination and bold brand of humor, Don’t Bump the Glump! is his very first poetry collection and his only full-color book, filled with stunning ink-and-watercolor illustrations. Don’t Bump the Glump! received glowing praise, including a starred review from Publishers Weekly.

Shel Silverstein’s incomparable career as a children’s book author and illustrator began the previous year, in 1963, with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. However, 1964 was the year Shel Silverstein’s creativity flourished, with the publication of Don’t Bump the Glump!, A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, and the beloved classic The Giving Tree. Later he continued to build his remarkable body of work with Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and Runny Babbit.

  • Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (February 18, 2014)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061493386