Where The Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings by Shel SilversteinWhere The Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein

Where The Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings

byShel SilversteinIllustratorShel Silverstein

Hardcover | February 18, 2014

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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!


Shel Silverstein 's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began withLafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books includingA Giraffe and a Half,Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?,The Missing Piece,The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favoriteThe Giving Tree, a...
Title:Where The Sidewalk Ends: Poems and DrawingsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 8.75 × 6.75 × 0.89 inPublished:February 18, 2014Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060256672

ISBN - 13:9780060256678

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE!!! LOVE Shel Silverstein!!!! A favourite from my own childhood..that I happily shared with my own children and one day they will share with theirs! A true classic story that stays with you for a lifetime!!! A book...that keeps on giving forever!!!
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This poem has so many meanings for every age. Everyone who reads it will enjoy it.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute Great poems to read to toddlers and kids. Very entertaining!
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Classic I remember loving this book so much as a kid. It's a great one to share
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute poems I remember absolutely loving this book in elementary school #plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FIVE STARS My son and I read a little each night before bed, we can't get enough :)
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic! One of my favourites when I was little... now reading it to my daughter!
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bok!! I love this book! I read it with my sister when we were younger, and rebuying it again to have, and to send one to my sister so she can have it again too!! I reccomned this book to all kids!
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! A book that has been around for over forty years and still as popular with the kids.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I remember this! I remember reading this as a kid! Great book!
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Son and ! love this book so much! My 6 year old laughs so hard every time I read this book to him. Honestly, you don't have to be a child to enjoy this book. :)
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from magical Shel Silverstein is just an incredible writer; kids have loved his books for generations. He has a way with being silly, whimsical, and still relate-able for all children. This book of poetry is pure magic and I would absolutely recommend it as it's our favorite go to for poems.
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have poetry book This is a great poetry book. The best I believe. Every teacher should have this collection of poems
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent collection of Poetry This is an excellent collection of poetry. I read these poems as a student and now I read these poems to my own class.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Favourite to a New Generation This was a favourite of mine when I was a kid. The funny silly poems are magical and catchy. The drawings are beautiful and capture the imagination of children. Now I am sharing this book with my niece.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Now Reading to My Grandchild I pulled this book off the shelf and started reading it to my Granddaughter; I expect to read cover to cover once again. Children enjoy these poems. I may have to rebuy authors other books.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from By far the best poems! This is a great book, filled with wonderful poems! Great buy!
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little piece of my childhood that can be passed down to my son. Shel Silverstein played a huge part in my literary adventures as a child, and as a new mother I was ecstatic the moment my mother-in-law handed me a copy for my newborn son I nearly cried tears of joy thinking of the laughs he will have reading the same poems that both his father and I grew up on.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A New Find While I'd heard of this book often, I had actually never read it. So happy I picked it up! Love the imagination in all the poems!
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I bought this book for my husband a few years ago because he read these poems as a child (and had an audio cassette recording of shel reading). We know get to read them to our son.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Classic Bought this for my nephew recently after remembering it from when I was a child, and it's just as silly, magical, imaginative and classic as ever.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great poems Love this poetry collection. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Luv these poems Remember listening these being read to us enjoyed Jimmy jet and his TV set and sick #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Memories of my childhood! I remember my teacher reading Shel Silverstein's poems in class and I begged my parents to buy me this book as a child. My favourite ones are "Peanut Butter Sandwich", "Sick", "Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too", "Jimmy Jet and His TV Set" and "Melinda Mae". I gave this book to my student for Christmas and he loved it! I still enjoy reading the same poems over and over again.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nonesuch There is no other comparable poet. These are special poems that every child should read.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Where the Sidewalk Ends I remember really enjoying having teachers read this to me as a kid. The poems are sometimes quirky and funny, but they can be powerful as well. A unique collection.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not impressed My cat could write a better book.
Date published: 2012-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent childrens book! I read this book when I was young and so did my husband. We both loved it. We bought a copy for our 5 year old son and he asks us to read from it every night. He even practiced reading one poem he thought was hilarious and then read it to his kindergarten class. It was a big hit!
Date published: 2011-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Delight For Every Child --- and Adult! I first bought this book 30 years ago when my son was born. He absolutely adored it and we spent countless hours sharing it and having so much fun together. Since then I have bought one for new babies for friends and family and it has never failed to bring joy to generations of children. I just bought the latest copy for the birth of my niece's new daughter, and, as always, Shel Silverstein's charming poems and drawings have worked their magic. I highly, highly recommend this addition to your library!
Date published: 2009-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Just a great book. Wonderful imagination, playful use of language, a celebration of the absurd and comical, but with plenty of touching moments and wisdom as well. Great for introducing children to the joy of poetry, which most kids don't hear a lot of.
Date published: 1999-10-06

From Our Editors

Hand picked by our Panel of Experts the IndigoKids Recommends program offers book suggestions designed to help you find the perfect book easily and confidently. Imagine a girl who eats a whale! Or what about a boy who turns into a TV! You'll find lots of zany characters in Shel Silverstein's whimsical collection of drawings and poetry. Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings is charming foray into the remarkable imagination of one of the world's most beloved children's authors. The most popular children's poetry collection ever, it received the ALA Notable Children's Book Award and the New York Times Outstanding Children's Books Award in 1974. This well-loved folksinger and funnyman is also the author of the enchanting The Giving Tree.

Editorial Reviews

“These rhymes are perfect bite-sized nuggets of jest.”