Poor Photo Choice

Check out the picture of Shel Silverstein on the back of my daughter’s new copy of “The Giving Tree”.

Who on earth decided that this was the best possible picture of Shel Silverstein to put on the back of his classic? I’ve always loved Shel, but I remember him looking a lot more friendly than that on the back of my books. Doesn’t it look like he’s snarling at the camera or something? I’m almost scared to let Lily see the back of the book because Shel looks so freaky.

Why not use this photo, or any number of nice Shel pictures I found on the internet?

I think Shel would be insulted if he knew that first awful picture of him was being used on his book covers. I rather have no picture of Shel at all than the one that’s there. It gives me the creeps just to look at it.



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