I couldn't be happier to own this book again after so many years. I feel as if Shel Silverstein's books are so important for children growing up. A mixture of campy and fun poems as well as life lessons. Some prefer The Giving Tree but for his lighter work I think this is a collection of great work. Nostalgic for sure. "Where the sidewalk ends." That place represents childhood, its innocence, and its fundamentally different way of looking at the world (as opposed to the way that adults view it). If you have a preteen in your household this might be just as good if not better than Chicken Soup For The Soul. Keep reading alive, put down that smart phone, and give this book a go.