Shel Silverstein's First Poetry Collection

HarperCollins Children's Books has released DON'T BUMP THE GLUMP! And Other Fantasies. Originally published in 1964, this is Shel Silverstein's first ever poetry collection. Remembered by longtime Silverstein fans as 'Uncle Shelby's Zoo', DON'T BUMP THE GLUMP! has been highly sought after as a collector's item and eagerly anticipated by fans everywhere.

DON'T BUMP THE GLUMP! is a menagerie of silly and scary creatures illustrated by the author in stunning ink and watercolor washes -- the only children's book he created in full color. Step inside this most unusual bestiary and meet a number of outrageous characters including the Wild Gazite, the Flying Festoon, the Slithergadee, and the One-Legged Zantz. Now available again after more than thirty years, this richly rendered collection of 45 poems will mesmerize Shel Silverstein fans of all ages.

Shel Silverstein is the author of Runny Babbit, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up, A Light in the Attic, Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back, The Giving Tree, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and many other classic books of prose and poetry. He was a cartoonist, playwright, poet, performer, recording artist, and a Grammy-winning / Oscar-nominated songwriter. Shel Silverstein's children's books have sold more than 25 million hardcover copies in the U.S. alone and have been translated into over 30 languages.