Uncle Shelby’s ABZ Book: A Primer for Adults Only (Hardcover)

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The notorious Shel Silverstein classic you won’t want your children to read.

Dive into this a satirical, entertaining alphabet book for adults with quirky humor and Shel’s signature black-and-white art! No, this is not for your kids—this is just for you! 

“You will be chuckling over Uncle Shelby’s ABZ Book.” —New York Times

“Delightful and…zany, Shel Silverstein is a gifted cartoonist.”  —Chicago Daily Tribune

“It’s very, very funny.” —Pittsburgh Post Gazette 

Generations have grown up with the works of Shel Silverstein, known not only as a poet and illustrator but also for his work as a cartoonist, playwright, performer, recording artist, and Grammy Award-winning songwriter. With the timeless magic of his work, Shel has encouraged all to dream and dare to imagine the impossible with his extraordinary poetry and unforgettable characters. With Uncle Shelby’s ABZ Book, adult fans of Shel Silverstein have a book of their own.

About the Author


Shel Silverstein 's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, as well as classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.



Shel Silverstein 's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, as well as classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.

Praise For…


“Delightful and…zany, Shel Silverstein is a gifted cartoonist and an equally gifted writer.” 
— Chicago Daily Tribune (October 8, 1961)

"The very funny 'Uncle Shelby’s ABZ Book' takes sides with the children.”

— Philadelphia Daily News (January 17, 1985)

“One of the best antidotes we know to too many preschoolers in the family and a too-serious approach to child-rearing is Shel Silverstein’s Uncle Shelby’s ABZ Book. It’s very, very funny.” 
— Pittsburgh Post Gazette (August, 20 1962)

“You will be chuckling over Uncle Shelby’s ABZ Book.”
— New York Times (Sept 24, 1961)
Product Details
ISBN: 9780063139671
ISBN-10: 0063139677
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: February 15th, 2022
Pages: 80
Language: English