Where the Sidewalk Ends

Where the Sidewalk Ends

The Poems & Drawings of Shel Silverstein

Book - 1974
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Shel Silverstein, the New York Times bestselling author of The Giving Tree, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and Every Thing On It, has created a poetry collection that is outrageously funny and deeply profound. Come in . . . for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins.

You'll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist.

Shel Silverstein's masterful collection of poems and drawings stretches the bounds of imagination and will be cherished by readers of all ages. This is a collection that belongs on everyone's bookshelf. Makes a great gift for special occasions such as holidays, birthdays, and graduation.

And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book by Shel Silverstein!

Publisher: New York : Harper and Row, [1974]
ISBN: 9780060256678
Branch Call Number: LPLL850201182055
Characteristics: 166 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.


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Lots of great word play and humour make Shel Silverstein's poetry fun to read.

Lots of great word play and humour make Shel Silverstein's poetry fun to read.

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STPL_Emily Sep 21, 2019

This book is so much fun. If you're looking for a way to introduce poetry to children, Shel Silverstein is a definite winner! The rhythm is great so reading out loud is a joy. Kids and adults alike will get a kick out of these poems that range from the sweet to the utterly absurd.

Aug 06, 2019

very funny

May 20, 2019

Love Shel's use of words...so descriptive

Mar 25, 2018

Very whimsical and fun, I enjoy his poetry.

Dec 07, 2017

I liked this book sooo much!!!!!!!!! I even laughed out loud!!! XD XD XD XD XD

Nov 13, 2017

This is a classic children's book filled with all types of poetry, from rhyming to just short ones on various topics. I read this as a child and continue to read it to my kids and those I teach. Shel has a talent that is very similar to Dr. Suess (Suess filled void in children's literature that lacked fun and rhyming) in that it filled a much needed void during a time when children's literature lacked meaningful and relevant poetry. Sure many of the poems are weird or one might consider grouse but it shows children that doing what you love, despite it being different from "normal" writing, can fulfill you and give you a career that you actually enjoy. Heck the guy wrote "A Boy Named Sue" and "The Cover of the Rolling Stone" to just name a couple that you'd know.

GCPL_EarlyLit Jul 18, 2017

This is perfect for all ages. Your kids will love these read aloud.

GCPL_Youth Jun 28, 2017

A perfect car-trip book. Read it in fits and spurts and just enjoy the silliness.

I thought that this book, Where the Sidewalk ends, (poem/poetry book) was OK. The book was very interesting for me to read. The book was entertaining, funny, and fun to read. There were a lot of poems in the book. My favorite poem that I read would have to be Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Shout Would Not Take the Garbage Out because it was really long and it rhymed as I read it. I would probably rate it four stars. I really recommend this book for anyone who likes poems. -Elaine, 5th grader.

Aug 30, 2016

It has some good poems ,but sometimes it is a little too silly. Overall I give it 4 stars!

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