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The Thinker of Tender Thoughts: An illustration by Shel Silverstein, 1963

Jun 23, 2011 By Abraham


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  1. sian says:

    Whilst he cuts off his hair he still displays one flower on his lapel. That makes a lot of difference.

    1. Ryan says:

      didn’t see that, does really change the feel of the thing, got some respect for flower head guy now

  2. John says:

    Is that the same guy that did the children’s book about the Giving Tree? Looks like the same drawing style. Beautiful.

    1. Gabrielle says:

      Yep, same guy. Shel Silverstein also wrote the poetry books Where the Sidewalk Ends & A Light in the Attic, as well as the Johnny Cash song, “A Boy Named Sue.”

  3. brewner says:

    i love this illustration. i’ve already got a giving tree tattoo and i think i just found my next one.

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