Saturday, October 12, 2013
Book Review: 'Sir Silly: The World Where Words Play'
I was thrilled to receive this book from KSB Promotions in exchange only for my honest review. The book is a thin 44 pages, but packed with fun poems for children.
The English language is quite complicated. There are so many exceptions that when teaching English to children, it can make their heads spin. Sir Silly The World Where Words Play takes these language woes and has a lot of fun.
The author, David Dayan Fisher, is known for his bad-boy roles on television’s hit show, NCIS, as well as a role in the latest Batman movie. But, in Sir Silly, he let’s loose with playing with words.
Since this blog is elephant-themed, I thought I would share one poem, in particular, that is about an elephant and an ant:
The ant was upset.
He sat, and he wept.
An elephant asked,
I’m small. I am small.
I want to be tall.
The world is so big and so long.
DON’T BE SAD,
WIPE UP YOUR TEARS.
I’VE GOT A LONG NOSE
AND BIG FLOPPY EARS.
But your’e big.
I just feel like a fool.
It’s not easy being
BUT I’M CLUMSY AND SLOW.
I CAN’T HIDE THIS I KNOW.
EVERYONE HEARS ME COMING.
I STEP ON TWIGS.
I CRUSH THE BRUSH.
IT’S NOT EASY BEING THE SIZE OF A BUS.
IF I WERE SMALL AND YOU WERE TALL,
THINK OF THE THINGS WE COULD DO.
The ant just sat. He had a think.
The elephant’s mind began to blink.
They imagined being each other.
My, oh my!
How much I would eat!
It’s heavy work being in an elephant’s feet.
AND WHAT A PACE, SO VERY BUSY.
BEING AN ANT WOULD MAKE ME VERY DIZZY.
The ant looked up.
He had a smile.
I think I will stay who I am for a while!
Page 12-13, reprinted with permission from Sir Silly: The World Where Words Play by David Dayan Fisher ©2013; http://www.sirsilly.com/.