Where the Sidewalk Ends The Poems and Drawings of Shel


Where the Sidewalk Ends The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein Where the Sidewalk Ends turns forty Celebrate with this anniversary edition that features an eye catching commemorative red sticker This classic poetry collection which is both outrageously funny and profound has been the most beloved of Shel Silverstein's poetry books for generationsWhere 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 dentistShel Silverstein's masterful collection of poems and drawings is one of Parent Child magazine's 100 Greatest Books for Kids School Library Journal said Silverstein has an excellent sense of rhythm and rhyme and a good ear for alliteration and assonance that make these poems a pleasure to read aloudShel Silverstein's incomparable career as a children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio the Lion Who Shot Back In 1964 Shel's creativity continued to flourish as four books were published in the same year—Don't Bump the Glump A Giraffe and a Half Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros and the beloved classic The Giving Tree Later he continued to build his remarkable body of work with



10 thoughts on “Where the Sidewalk Ends The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein

  1. says:

    His parents did well naming him ShelHe never did care to conformWhat would compel a guy to rebelIf everyone knew him as Norm?


  2. says:

    “I will not play at tug o' warI'd rather play at hug o' warWhere everyone hugsInstead of tugsWhere everyone gigglesAnd rolls on the rugWhere everyone kissesAnd everyone grinsAnd everyone cuddlesAnd everyone wins”


  3. says:

    Where the Sidewalk Ends The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein Shel Silverstein Where the Sidewalk Ends is a 1974 children's poetry collection written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein It was published by Harper and Row Publishers The book's poems address many common childhood concerns and also present purely fanciful stories Based on a 2007 online poll the National Education Association named the book one of its Teachers' Top 100 Books for Childrenتاریخ


  4. says:

    Book Review 4 of 5 stars to Where the Sidewalk Ends a collection of poetry published in 1974 by Shel Silverstein What a wonderful book to read with children at any age; that is both any age for the reader and the children I first read this book when I was about 10 years old and then again in college From the brilliant characters to the alliteration and rhyme to the memorable lines and funny situations it's one of those books where you will find something new each time


  5. says:

    There's a polar bear in the fridgedare he likes it cuz its cold in thereI wrote a report on this in the 6th grade and I still remember that by heart That was the year I got braces and Chris N butted in line when we were coming in from recess and I grabbed his arm and said No Butting and he turned around and punched me in the face The braces smashed into my lip and it bled so bad I went to the bathroom with a girlfriend I can't remember her any isn't that strange? and she tri


  6. says:

    This collection of children's poems from Shel Silverstein is a real treat Each of the creatures and characters is fascinating and never overly moralistically drawn There are lots of laughs here both my kids adored these poems and were sad when I turned the last page More they cried


  7. says:

    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash did illustrations for Playboy appeared on the Dr Demento show numerous times and managed to get a few books published along the way For some reason parents never seem to think this creepy old guy who was so fond of children was in any way disturbing something I'm continually impressed with in the ban now ask uestions later climate of modern culture If there are people who don't like Shel Silverste


  8. says:

    I am crap at reciting from books Sure I know your super famous opening lines and popular misuotations but I don't really like pause in my reading to note a particularly nice turn of phrase so I can commit it to memoryWhich is odd because I have always had a pretty good memory for the spoken word and especially lyrics When I was little my parents found this most amusing They would hear me playing in my bedroom singing random snatches of commercial jingles and songs from A Prairie Home Co


  9. says:

    Look O LookI see a book A book that gleamsA book that screams Delightful thingsBy Shel SilversteinPoems and drawingsThat are not boringThey speak to me Like a tapestryOf childhood joysFor girls and boys Not just for kidsAdults will digThe funny rhymesof forgotten timesWhen they were youngAnd life was funSo turn the page Forget your age When the book ends You can start againAnd follow the bendWhere the sidewalk ends


  10. says:

    All I can say is that this book is amazing This was the first book that my dad ever read to me and I loved it I was re reading it today and I normally don’t love books I loved when I was little but this book is different I still love it there’s not much else I can say that people haven’t already said so I am just going to end this super short review nowPS If you haven’t read this before I recommend giving it a go it is a nice fun simple read that I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading


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About the Author: Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein was 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