Where The Sidewalk Ends Special Edition With 12 Extra Poems: Poems and Drawings by Shel SilversteinWhere The Sidewalk Ends Special Edition With 12 Extra Poems: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein

Where The Sidewalk Ends Special Edition With 12 Extra Poems: 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. This special edition contains 12 extra poems.

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 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.
Title:Where The Sidewalk Ends Special Edition With 12 Extra Poems: Poems and DrawingsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.75 × 6.75 × 0.95 inPublished:February 18, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060572345

ISBN - 13:9780060572341

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Poem Book!! I haven't read poems since I was a kid and I really enjoyed this. The poems are so clever and funny! Such a good collections of poems all in one book!
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this One of my favourite poetry collections
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't get Enough I remember this book being read in class when I was younger because we all loved it so much, even in the early years of being a teenager.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Giggle worthy I enjoyed reading this with my 10 year old son. At the end of the book, I asked him if he liked it, really liked it or loved it, and he said he "LOVED it!". So there you go 5 stars. The poems were mostly funny and silly and made us giggle a lot. Some of the poems were pretty weird, but we still laughed with each other.
Date published: 2016-12-18
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

Editorial Reviews

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