Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings

 
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Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings
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November 20, 1974
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0060572345
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Where the Sidewalk Ends turns forty! To celebrate this anniversary of Shel Silverstein's outrageous and profound classic poetry collection, the jacket features an eye-catching commemorative red sticker. This special edition, with twelve extra poems, was first published in 2004 and is a timeless bestseller. 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.

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Irreverent Poetry
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Reader reviewed by Alice

This book has 176 pages filled with all lengths of poems, from short and to-the-point, to three-page narratives, and everything in between.  The poems are, by turns: funny, poignant, irreverent, imaginative, naughty, silly, sad, enchanting, quirky, witty, giddy, and zany.  Nearly every one is accompanied by a drawing that sometimes gives the reader a bit more clarification, and sometimes simply illustrates what's already there in the printed words.


It is a collection that has something for everyone, from the littlest of kids to the oldest of adults.  There are poems that bring back memories, poke fun at life, and give advice - admittedly somewhat twisted advice, like why you should not pick your nose, or whether or not to believe that the world is indeed round - but the message is there... subtle, but there.  

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A Good Friend
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Reader reviewed by Joyce

A good book is like a friend. You can go to their house more than once and never get bored when there. Shel Silverstein's "Where the Sidewalk Ends" is just that type of book. It's filled with imaginative poems that can be enjoyed many times over. His writing is light and fun. I can't count the number of times I've read his book.

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This book may not be true but its very intresting you should read it too!
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Reader reviewed by kaylei

This book has lots of poems and theres even a poem about the title but i forget what its about.My friend Cara checked it out in our school library last year so she let me read i little bit of the poems.i realy enjoyed what i read and if you find this book called Where The Sidwalk Ends at a book store or at your local library to ask your mom or dad if you could buy it or check it out of you library!I hope you read the book too!
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Classic Poetry by a master
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Reader reviewed by LaLa

I love this book of poetry by Shel Silverstein. It's one of those books I feel that every child needs to read or at least look at the illustrations. It's a great book to introduce poetry to young children, filled with language that is still current and relevant to their lives. One of my favorite poems is the very first in the book, "Invitation." It is simple and clear cut but it is filled with the imagery of a storyteller sitting by the fire waiting to spin his/her story.
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Great Book of Poems
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Reader reviewed by Riney

This collection of poems is truly a unique collection illustrated by quirky little pictures. The poems are funny and different, and are sure to keep you entertained. I realy enjoyed reading through his poems, because this book has changed how I see poetry.
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Amazing book
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Reader reviewed by Jossy

Where The SideWalk Ends , Is a wonderful book of poems for kids,maby some adults too.I recomend this book big time . This book will make the sadest person in the univers laugh,and I'm not kidding eather. This book is a good choice for a bedtime book, you can read a funny poem to your kid every night .
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How To Laugh In Less The 5 Minutes
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Reader reviewed by Rosie

This is a very funny book, I recomend it for all ages. It is good for a laugh & they are funny poems to be able to recite. When I got it I thought "What it this, it looks like a little kids book". How wrong I was. Don't judge this book (or any other for that matter) by its cover!

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Great for all ages
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Reader reviewed by Sarah

This was first read to me in Elementary School, and it's still a joy to read now. I watched my niece discover the poems inside, and the delighted giggles were all to familiar!
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I love this book@
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Reader reviewed by Niki

This is the best book out there. I have read it at least 20 times myself, and can't get enough of it. The poems make me laugh, and the drawings are great!
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fun and quirky
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Reader reviewed by Emily

This compilation of poems from Shel Silverstein is a classic that should be in every child's book collection. It was a staple of my own childhood and was passed down to my little siblings, who read it every night at story time. All of Silverstein's works are filled with imagination, humor, and creativity, as well as a great insight into the mind of a child.
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