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Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings Hardcover – February 18, 2014
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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 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.
- Format: Hardcover
- Publication Date: 11/20/1974
- Pages: 176
- Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
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My 5yo's review: "this book is so funny! I like the Captain Hook one! And Ickle Me Pickle Me Tickle Me Too! Hug o War instead of Tug o War made me happy."
Flash forward several years later, while student teaching in a fourth grade classroom and teaching a unit on poetry, I introduced my class of 12 nine and ten year olds to this book. Most of them loved it! During independent reading time, the two Shel Silverstein books in the classroom were the first taken by students for the next couple of weeks.
Now, another few years later, I've purchased this for my soon-to-be-eight year old niece. I am so excited to gift this to her, and just know it is going to spark a love of poetry in her as well.
Sorry, I wish I could write a longer review (I generally do), but it's pretty simple here. It's a book full of poems and drawings. The poems and drawings are good, easy to read for most ages, and the book is in good condition. Couldn't be happier with my purchase and my girlfriend loves having her own copy :)
The author has an ability to amuse, entertain and even teach lessons with his unique approach to poetry and art. Some of the many wonderful poems in this book includes the following: Hug O’ war, it’s dark in here, colors, Joey, early bird, sky seasoning, the farmer and the queen, rain, true story, enter this deserted house, jumping rope, who, me-stew and many, many other wonderful poems and lessons. Even though this book is aimed at younger readers I think adults will also find it an interesting read.
If you are a Shel Silverstein fan you should check out this book. I found it an amusing read.
Rating: 4 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: The Samurai Soul: An old warrior’s poetic tribute)