Where The Sidewalk Ends 30th Anniversary Edition: Poems and Drawings

by Shel Silverstein

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | January 8, 2004 | Hardcover

Where The Sidewalk Ends 30th Anniversary Edition: Poems and Drawings is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.

If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer,
A wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er,
A magic bean buyer . . .

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 is at once outrageously funny and profound. This special edition has twelve extra poems that did not appear in the original collection.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 192 pages, 9.13 × 7.13 × 0.96 in

Published: January 8, 2004

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060572345

ISBN - 13: 9780060572341

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must for Every Child's Bookshelf Reason for Reading: I read poems to my son daily (M-F). I try to alternate between classic children's poetry books and silly poetry books. It was silly poetry time. Comments: Not much introduction is needed for Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends. This is his first collection of poetry and contains some of his best (and most well-known poems) such as Boa Constrictor, Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out, Sick and The Unicorn (famously song by The Irish Rovers). This 30th Anniversary Special Addition includes 12 new poems added at the end of the book, which were all varying degrees of funny. The whole book of poems is varying degrees of funny. You'll find ones that will have you giggling uncontrollably or laughing out loud all the way down to the ones that just let a little smile creep onto your lips. When your child finds a favourite, they'll beg for it again and again and again! There is a small selection of poems that are starting to show their age, that one can tell were created in the "Make Love Not War" 1970s and they fell flat with us, but they represent a handful out of a bookful. Silverstein's illustrations are simple yet tell so much and are just as fun as the poems themselves. Of the three poetry collections, this first one is still THE one to get if you are only going to buy one.
Date published: 2009-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! this was a great book and a must read every cent is worth spending so save up your allowence or your birthday money and buy this book. it is so funny.
Date published: 2007-05-21

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Where The Sidewalk Ends 30th Anniversary Edition: Poems and Drawings

by Shel Silverstein

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 192 pages, 9.13 × 7.13 × 0.96 in

Published: January 8, 2004

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060572345

ISBN - 13: 9780060572341

From the Publisher

If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer,
A wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er,
A magic bean buyer . . .

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 is at once outrageously funny and profound. This special edition has twelve extra poems that did not appear in the original collection.

About the Author

Shel Silverstein is the author-artist of many beloved books of prose and poetry. He was a cartoonist, playwright, poet, performer, recording artist, and Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated songwriter.

Editorial Reviews

"A zesty collection of humorous light verse." (SLJ.)

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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