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An ebook collection of Silverstein-inspired poems, to add weird fun and deranged delight to your child's (or the child in you's) life. Read more

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An ebook collection of Silverstein-inspired poems, to add weird fun and deranged delight to your child's (or the child in you's) life.

Lenny, the Bad Wizard

Hey everyone!

Following my reading for the kids, the students worked on illustrating what they imagined happened in some of my poems, so I thought I'd update the page with an example of their work. (Unfortunately, I only have access to a black and white scanner.) 

This poem is called "Lenny, the Bad Wizard".

My friend Lenny is such a braggart--
he claims he is a wizard!

That with a lofty wave of his twiggish wand
he could cook up a June blizzard.

I told him he should prove it,
and, by all means, disappear.

Lenny smiled and waved his stick around, and
POOF
I couldn’t see his left ear!

He frowned and said, “That’s not how it goes.”
Then Lenny waved his stick again and
POOF
there vanished his nose!

I laughed and laughed and pointed and laughed
and, a tear in his eye, Lenny yelled,
“WELL WATCH ME FLY AWAY. GOODBYE!”

With a flourish he waved his wand,
then promptly fell through the floor.

I guess his disappearing spell finally worked,

since I can’t see him anymore.

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