Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Great Wednesday Compare #5- Margaret Wise Brown VERSUS Shel Silverstein

The final winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Margaret Wise Brown Vs Philip Roth), with a final score of 3-2, was Margaret Wise Brown!

For some unknown reason Philip Roth, Michael Chabon and Jonathan Franzen are linked together in my head. I haven't read any of them and perhaps their writing styles are nothing alike. However, when I think of one, I think of the others. Ever have this problem? You can be sure that had Roth won last week, he'd have been facing either Chabon or Franzen this week.

But Roth didn't win last week and once again Margaret Wise Brown faces a new challenger. For the record, she's currently at four wins. A fifth, as per the rules, will mark the end of the 5th Great Wednesday Compare. However, Louisa May Alcott also came that close a few weeks back but wasn't able to cross the finish line. Will a fifth prove as elusive for Brown?

Remember, vote simply by adding your comment below, base it on whatever merit you choose, voting does not end until Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. (April 27, 2010), and if you want your book to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Who is better?


Kate said...

Shel Silverstein all the way!

Every baby that I know receives a copy of Where the Sidewalk Ends from me when he/she is born. My favourite, which is currently in my signature line on my e-mail, is:

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 close to me...
Anything can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be.

Bybee said...

I'm switching to Shel because of A Boy Named Sue and Sylvia's Mother.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I think I am actually going to have to sit this one out, having read neither author. I was a deprived child obviously.

Lahni said...

Definitely Shel Silverstein!!

Loni said...

I'm going to have to go with Margaret Wise Brown again. I loved The Giving Tree as a kid, but after reading it as an adult, I see it differently. I reviewed it last October.

Allison said...

Oooh. Tough call. Hmmm...I think I will go with Margaret though.