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Listen to the MUSTN’TS by Shel Silverstein

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Sheldon Allan “Shel” Silverstein was one of the greatest authors of children’s books as well as a cartoonist, screenwriter, singer-songwriter and poet. His literary efforts earned him significant acclaim, several awards, and massive popularity. With 20 million copies (and counting) sold of titles like The Giving Tree, A Light in the Attic, and Where the Sidewalk Ends, Silverstein’s legacy as one of the most prominent authors of the 21st century secured his stance as a modern nonconformist, award winning creator, and black comedy satirist.

Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child,
Listen to the DON’TS
Listen to the SHOULDN’TS
The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON’TS
Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen to me -
Anything can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be.