AUTHOR: Shel Silverstein
Plot Summary: A collection of humorous poems and drawings for kids.
Complaints: Violence, unsuited to age
Challenged at the Fruitland Park Elementary School library in Lake County, Fla. (1993) because the book "promotes disrespect, horror, and violence." According to the publisher, it's been challenged because it "encourages children to break dishes so they won't have to dry them."
Solonor Says Ban It Because: If I knew I could get away with that stuff, I wouldn't be the fine upstanding citizen I am today! This will lead to devolution. And what's up with that Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show anyway? Drugged-out hippies.
Literary Relations: Shel Silverstein's Book Banning Battle