Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein was born in September 25, 1934. He is probably the most famous author that I know of, and he is my favorite. Other than being a poet he was a songwriter for children. His two very famous poems are The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends. The Giving Tree is one of the most known children's books of all time, but the sidewalk ended for him in 1999.

My Sneaky Cousin

She put in her clothes,

Then thought she’d get

A free bath here

At the launderette.

So round she goes now,


Lookin’ clean—

But not too happy.

~Shel Silverstein