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Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein (25th Anniversary Edition Book & CD) Hardcover – October 3, 2000
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If you should ever chooseIs there a moral? A higher meaning? A lesson? Most certainly not--except perhaps in bathing armadillos. The late poet's collection of verse and pen-and-ink drawings, Where the Sidewalk Ends, is the bestselling children's poetry book of all time. Now, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this literary marvel, a special new edition is available, complete with a CD featuring 10 of his nuttiest poems. The compilation, "recited, sung, and shouted" by Silverstein himself, features highlights from his Grammy Award-winning album, including "Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too," "With His Mouth Full of Food," "Crocodile's Toothache," and "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out." No child--or grownup, for that matter--should be without this collection, or its companion, A Light in the Attic. (Ages 5 and older) --Emilie Coulter
To bathe an armadillo,
Use one bar of soap
And a whole lot of hope
And seventy-two pads of Brillo.
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Or, wait...no, maybe it's The Light In The Attic.
No, no....maybe it's actually The Giving Tree....
Maybe? Maybe it was Falling Up?
I can never decide. One thing I do know and that's Where The Sidewalk Ends is Silverstein at his most awesome!
The poems are funny and sincere at the same time. I really enjoyed each and every poem. The drawings are also really good. Just to give you a little taste of my Silverstein's work, here's the very first poem I heard from this book when I was little called, "Hat." And it goes a little something like this:
Teddy said it was a hat,
So I put it on.
Now Dad is saying, "Where the heck's
the toilet plunger gone?"
That's only a SMALL taste of the wonders you will find in this book. My other favorites are "Hat," "Dancing Pants," "I Must Remember," "Warning," "Who," and "The Land of Happy." I'm sure there are many more, but that's all I can think of right now. Bottom line: EVERY poem is great.
Although this is really great for kids, I think this is something EVERYONE would enjoy. Young or old, "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein is a fine read. One of my favorites.
(If you liked this one, check out "A Light in the Attic." Very good book as well.)
I and my family thoroughly love this book (and many other Shel Silverstein works) and when we misplaced our copy I went in search of a new one and at the same time I wanted to purchase the CD.
I saw that this "anniversary edition" came with the CD and was excited that instead of buying the book and CD separately, I would pay a bit of a premium and kill two birds with one stone (and heck, there might even be an extra goodie included with the "anniversary edition).
Nice plan eh?
I sure wish the description had indicated that the "CD" was only a demo containing ten "highlights" from the actual CD (though Sony was nice enough to print on the demo CD that the "full" standard CD can be purchased from them. :(
Knowing that it was a Sony CD from circa 2002, I now must scan my computer to see if their infamous rootkit has been installed on my computer.
If that part had been advertised when I was ordering this I would have bought different "edition" and put the extra $$$ towards buying the REAL CD that should go with this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this for my nephews. It's so great that I can pass on books I loved as a child to them and they love them too! Reading with them brought back so many memories for me. Read morePublished 1 day ago by kisinienblossom
Bought for my 7 year old, who is teaching my 5 year old to read it. And my 3 year old loves listening. Great gift for kids!Published 7 days ago by Kristin
This is NOT an audio version of the book! False advertising 100% There's a CD in the cover, but upon testing it, it is not an audiobook as described, it is 9 short excerpts from... Read morePublished 11 days ago by S. D'Anna
My four-year-old grandson likes me to read poems from it, and can follow just about all of them.Published 12 days ago by jccbme
Loved it as a kid and bought for my daughter. Just as good this time around.Published 13 days ago by James