Jun 21, 2021
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Posted by 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 generations.Where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein s world begins There you ll meet a boy whoWhere 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 generations.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.Shel 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 aloud Shel 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 Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the At

  • Title: Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • Author: Shel Silverstein
  • ISBN: 9780060513030
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends 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


    His parents did well naming him Shel.He never did care to conform.What would compel a guy to rebelIf everyone knew him as Norm

    Raeleen Lemay

    I found a beautiful 40th anniversary edition of this at Costco and just had to pick it up SUCH A GREAT BOOK THROWBACK TO CHILDHOOD WADDUP


    Book Review4 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 you read it.I cannot ima [...]

    Emily May

    I will not play at tug o war.I d rather play at hug o war,Where everyone hugsInstead of tugs,Where everyone gigglesAnd rolls on the rug,Where everyone kisses,And everyone grins,And everyone cuddles,And everyone wins.


    There s a polar bear in the fridgedare he likes it cuz its cold in there I 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 tried to help me clean u [...]

    Michael Finocchiaro

    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.


    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 questions later climate of modern culture If there are people who don t like Shel Silverstein, I [...]


    I am crap at reciting from books Sure, I know your super famous opening lines and popular misquotations, but I don t really, like, pause in my reading to note a particularly nice turn of phrase so I can commit it to memory.Which 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 [...]

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    Where the Sidewalk Ends The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein 2009 1378 184 9649225730 1379 1380 1382 1387 9789649225739 1388 1392 1384 9647822219 20 1932 .


    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 now.P.S 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.


    Look O Look I 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


    The best poetry book i have read so far.


    Such an amazing book This new addition has 12 new poems, and they fit in perfectly with our beloved favorites The first poem, Invitation, sums the book up perfectly, and remains one of my favorite poems of all time InvitationIf you are a dreamer, come in,If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,A hope er, a pray er, a magic bean buyerIf you re a pretender, come sit by my fireFor we have some flax golden tales to spin.Come in Come in And once you do, you ll never be the same Awaken your silly wiggl [...]


    50 11 5 21 Just ME, Just MeSweet Marie, she loves just me she also loves Maurice McGhee No she don t, she loves just me She also loves Louise Dupree No she don t, she loves just me She also loves the willow tree No she don t, she loves just me Poor, poor fool, why can t you seeShe can love others and still love thee Hug O WarI will not play at tug o war,I d rather play at hug o war,Where everyone hugsInstead of tugs,Where everyone gigglesand rolls on the rug,Where everyone kisses,And every [...]

    Duchess Nicole

    This is officially one of my favorite children s books I read this with my 10, 9, and 7 year old daughters We all loved the book so very much, but I was really surprised at just how into it I wasI think the girls got just as big a kick out of watching me laughing maniacally as they got out of the actual book I realize that I m way behind on discovering this author, and so I m just giving a general enjoyment review Silverstein not only made me laugh so hard I almost cried, but he also write with [...]


    Where the Sidewalk Ends is another book of poems from the creative mind of Shel Silverstein, who is the popular author of A Light in the Attic This book details poems about silly people and animals doing crazy activities Even though this book has some suggestive content, children will easily be delighted in this book for many years Shel Silverstein has done an awesome job with both illustrating and writing this book of poems Shel Silverstein s writing is witty and creative as uses bizarre creatu [...]


    One of my most favorite authors of my youth, Silverstein does a most excellent job of tapping into the heart of a child Whether it be a child s heart in an adult or an actual child, the result is the same pure and simple joy Silverstein excels not only in rhyming, but his use of adjectives in the English language when describing things such as icky, stick, peanut butter sandwiches makes this a joy not only to listen to, but to read out loud as well I remember having it read to me for the first t [...]


    TRUE STORYThis morning I jumped on my horseAnd went out for a ride.And some wild outlaws chased meAnd they shot me in the side.So I crawled into a wildcat s caveTo find a place to hide,But some pirates found me sleeping there,And soon they had me tiedTo a pole and built a fireUnder me I almost criedTill a mermaid came and cut me looseAnd begged to be my bride.So I said I d come back WednesdayBut I must admit I lied.Then I ran into a jungle swampBut I forgot my guideAnd I stepped into some quicks [...]


    Mommy and I are going through one poem at a time So far I like it, but am rather confused by a few 6 27 08 My favorite poem so far is Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too I love how is sounds when Mommy says it.

    Maryam Hosseini


    [Shai] The Bibliophage

    The collection of poems in this children s poetry book are really unique and amusing One of the poems that I like is entitledSmart


    One of my favorites from when I was a kid I remember this book along with light in the attic always being checked out of the school library and not wanting to give it back when my turn was up.Re visiting it as an adult, I found some of the poems I didn t care for but plenty of my old favorites still had me smiling and sometimes reading them again before turning the page.Just a fun book, highly recommend


    A truly delightful collection of hilarious nonsense poetry accompanied by some rather lovely illustrations I really enjoyed this and am glad I decided to buy it for my wife for Christmas D


    Incredibly entertaining poems I do a poem a week with my 2nd graders, and our current one is Melinda Mae Let s see if I can remember it from the top of my head Have you heard of tiny Melinda Maewho ate a monstrous whale She thought she could, she said she wouldSo she started in right at the tail.And everyone said, You re much too small But that didn t bother Melinda at all.She took little bites and chewed very slow, just like a little girl shouldAnd in 89 years she ate that whaleBecause she said [...]

    Linda (Miss Greedybooks)

    I forgot I had this book, so long ago my art teacher gave me a copy I memorized so many of these poems just re reading it now I am surprised at how many stayed with me To hear Shel read them is an experience he has a pretty creepy voice on some of them.Leaves me singing On the cover of Rolling Stone.

    Scarlet Cameo

    Debo decir que soy una gran fan de leer libros para ni os que no sean infantiles sino que tengan un plus, es gracias a ello que Shel Silverstein se convirti en uno de mis escritores favoritos Sus libros de cuentos son simplemente encantadores as que decid comenzar a leer una compilaci n de sus poemas iniciando con Falling Up que disfrute bastante y siguiendo con este libroLa formula es la cl sica de Silverstein, poemas graciosos, a veces muy bizarros, con elementos que poco tienen que ver o reso [...]


    So purely astounding Loved each and every word of it.


    a complete package of classic poetry that is funny and easy to comprehend.

    Vfields Don't touch my happy!

    With the political climate of the world today I feel completely stressed out before I go to bed so I ve tried to read about 30 minutes of this book each night I found it to be whimsical, wonderful, and the perfect way to put my mind in a peaceful mood with something warm funny, fuzzy, silly and Silversteinh Sweet dreams.

    Erin Dixon

    SUMMARY Where the Sidewalk Ends is a collection of poems by Shel Silverstein All of the poems have a humorous tone to them, but a little bit of a moral at the end as well All of the poems are about different scenarios and have no specific order that they need to be read inITIQUE The majority of the poems in Where the Sidewalk Ends have some kind of rhyming pattern to them However, the rhyme is not predictable it is very fresh A child reading this book would be able to determine the pattern of th [...]

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