Monday, October 7, 2013

Sir Silly: The World Where Words Play by David Dayan Fisher...Review & Give Away!

There is a quite a lot of heaviness in the world isn't there?  Luckily I live with two 7 year olds and the word of the day, everyday, for them is silly.  Seven year olds are just plain silly, aren't they?  I really love that because, quite frankly, because there isn't enough silliness in the world as far as I am concerned.   When  I was offered the chance to review the new book, Sir Silly:  The World Where Words Play, how could I possibly say no?!  Here's what me and my silly 7 year olds have been giggling about lately...


The world is filled with so much that is serious and grim. We all need to put that aside once in a while. Well, meet Sir Silly. He thinks in rhyme and always lets his imagination dance freely. It seems to have never left him since he was a little boy.

He plays with words and the pictures that they can create. Some play with paint, chalk, or pencils. Others are actors and play with characters and their voices. Then there are those who give us music, who play with tunes and words together.

David Dayan Fisher's newest book, Sir Silly: The World Where Words Play is all about making fun out of having fun--and sometimes being funny while doing so. The cover, and the 37 fun line illustrations that accompany each poem, were created by award-wining artist, Patricia Krebs.

This book is just as promised....SILLY!  The poems in these pages had my boys laughing out loud and me too.  There are poems about a cow who insists  on meowing and consequently infuriates a cat in the process (The Cow Said Meow), a fun poem called The Body which highlights all the wonderful  things your body can do and A&W's favorite called The Croc That Eats Bad Kids!  This little book is just filled with big laughs.  I also really liked this book from an early reader standpoint.  I will read a poem with the boys and then ask them to read it.  The short poems are perfect snippets for them to get a little reading practice in...all while giggling and being silly! 

I applaud the author, David Dayan Fisher, for bringing to the table something important that we adults tend to forget about...being silly and having fun.  Both qualities which are monumentally important in the lives of children (and grownups too!).  What a smart and silly man.  Well done Sir Silly!  Pick up your copy today on Amazon..
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58 comments:

Deanna Watson said...

I like to be silly with my niece
xo

momo said...

Another great book to read to my grandson.

SharonC said...

My granddaughter who is 6. She has a great sense of humor and fun.

Tamar said...

Favorite PEOPLE to be silly with: my daughter and my son ;)

Sharon Kaminski said...

Our favorite person to be silly with is our two grandkids. They are adorable.

tatertot374 said...

My husband

Megan Parsons said...

I like to be silly with my kids and husband!

Julie Waldron said...

I like to be silly with my husband :)

Nancy said...

I can be silly with my husband.

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Emi Pearce said...

My older daughter.

Shelley P said...

I like to be silly with my husband.

Anonymous said...

I love being silly with my boys
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tina reynolds said...

I love being silly with my three kids

OmahaCouponClipper said...

My 2 kids! They are so much fun!

Linda said...

My grandson and I like to be silly.
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Holly said...

My niece!

Kendra Gillilan said...

My friends !
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therese said...

I like to be silly with my two nephews. We love to play duck duck goose. Read books and eat pizza

Kirby said...

My 16 month old son and I love to have tickle fights!

brandy davis said...

My son and daughter.

Linda Trinklein said...

my kids, they are the best

Dorrie Turner said...

My daughter is the best person to let loose, use the imagination, have fun and get silly with. It's a great thing to be silly!
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helpful heather said...

my godson or my bf!

Jennifer Q. said...

My kids!

Jessica Hager said...

My daughter is my favorite person to be silly with!

Beau said...

love to be silly with my crazy kids


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Danielle Lima said...

I am silly with my nieces and daughter

Brandy said...

I love being silly with my husband and my kids.

Heather said...

My favorite people to be silly with would be my 3 children

Tammy said...

All 3 of my kids :)

Gianna said...

My husband and kids.

crystal smith said...

I love to be silly with my 4 and 6 year old sons. Nobody appreciates silly like they do lol

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Karen Drake said...

I love being silly with my daughter.

Jamie Aust said...

My 8 yr old boy! :)

Anonymous said...

I like being silly with Josie!

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Chic & Fabulous Couponaholic said...

I love getting silly with my girls!!

Karen F said...

I love to be silly with my boys.

Lisa P. said...

I like to be silly with my grandson

Robin Blankenship said...

My daughter

blew415 said...

my niece

Gayle S said...

I have a ball being silly with my 2 year old grandson and 6 year old granddaughter.

Lisa Pecora said...

my cousin

brendaelsner said...

I love to get silly with my kids!!

77marie said...

love being silly with my 3 year old

sarahz13 said...

With my two toddlers! :)

Pam OLeary said...

I like to be silly with my son.

missy schutz said...

I like to be silly with my daughter and son:)

Diana said...

I love being silly with my granddaughters
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meegan whitford said...

my 3 yr old nephew

meegan whitford said...

my 3 yr old nephew

Laura West said...

I love to be silly with my husband, it's something we always do.

Susan Smoaks said...

i love to be silly with my husband. we are both really goofy
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Claire Rheinheimer said...

My 2 year old son and 4 month old daughter are my favorite people to be silly with.

Christian Alejandro said...

I have a blast being silly with my little niece. lexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

Allison Bahr said...

I love to be silly with my five year old little girl! Thanks for the chamfer towing something great for her
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Lisa Hollinger said...

I like to be silly with my boys

Sam Stamp said...

My favorite person to be silly with is my sister! I love to see her smile and hear her laugh!

Sue Hull said...

I love being silly with my 2 nieces. I call them the goofball sisters.Thank you :)
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