Where The Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings

Hardcover | February 18, 2014

byShel SilversteinIllustratorShel Silverstein

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Where the Sidewalk Ends turns forty! Celebrate with this anniversary edition that features an eye-catching commemorative red sticker. This classic poetry collection, which is both outrageously funny and profound, has been the most beloved of Shel Silverstein's poetry books for generations.

Where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. There 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 one of Parent & Child magazine's 100 Greatest Books for Kids. School Library Journal said, "Silverstein has an excellent sense of rhythm and rhyme and a good ear for alliteration and assonance that make these poems a pleasure to read aloud."

Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. In 1964, Shel's creativity continued to flourish as four more books were published in the same year—Don't Bump the Glump!, A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, and the beloved classic The Giving Tree. Later he continued to build his remarkable body of work with Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and Runny Babbit.

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Where the Sidewalk Ends turns forty! Celebrate with this anniversary edition that features an eye-catching commemorative red sticker. This classic poetry collection, which is both outrageously funny and profound, has been the most beloved of Shel Silverstein's poetry books for generations.Where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. There you'll meet a boy who turns into a TV set and ...

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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 ...

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, as well as classic poetry collections such asWhere the Sidewalk Ends,A Light in the ...

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Format: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

Reviews

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