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Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook is a children's book by Shel Silverstein. A work in progress for the better part of 20 years,[1] the book was published posthumously in 2005. The book is largely composed of spoonerisms in rhyming verse.[1]

Other than speaking only in spoonerisms, Runny is a normal child. He has many friends, and two loving parents, his "Dummy and mad," who often remind him to "Shake a tower," "Dash the wishes," "Tush your breeth," "Rean your cloom," and other chores.


  1. ^ a b Rogak, Lisa (2007), A Boy Named Shel, Thomas Dunne Books, ISBN 0-312-35359-6