Shel Silverstein

Chicago, Illinois


Shel Silverstein was born in 1930 September 35. Shel Silverstein was a poet, cartoonist, and a song writer. After attending Roosevelt High school Shel Silverstein and than was expelled from University of Illinois. After Shel was expelled he went to Roosevelt University and to Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. After his three years of being in college Shel was drafted into the military. When he was in the military Shel Silverstein served both in Korea and Japan. Shel Silverstein had two kids a boy and a girl. The girl he had died of cerebral aneurysm at age 11.

Shel Silverstein wrote more books and illustrated more than he did poetry. One of Shel Silverstein's famous books in the children category was the giving tree. Shel Silverstein wrote many books for both children and adults. With his ability to write Shel Silverstein had a passion for music and wrote many song. Shel Silverstein won both a Grammy and a Oscar award. Even though it is old Shel Silverstein's work is still enjoyed today.


Whosever room this is should be ashamed!
His underwear is hanging on the lamp.
His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair,
And the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp.
His workbook is wedged in the window,
His sweater's been thrown on the floor.
His scarf and one ski are beneath the TV,
And his pants have been carelessly hung on the door.
His books are all jammed in the closet,
His vest has been left in the hall.
A lizard named Ed is asleep in his bed,
And his smelly old sock has been stuck to the wall.
Whosever room this is should be ashamed!
Donald or Robert or Willie or--
Huh? You say it's mine? Oh, dear,

I knew it looked familiar!