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Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings…

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings (original 1974; edition 2014)

by Shel Silverstein (Author), Shel Silverstein (Illustrator)

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A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the author's own drawings.
Title:Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings
Authors:Shel Silverstein (Author)
Other authors:Shel Silverstein (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (2014), Edition: 30 Anv, 192 pages
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Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein (1974)

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    A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein (gilberts, KTIversen1)
    KTIversen1: A Light In the Attic was written and illustrated by the same brilliant poet/artist, Shel Silverstein. So how could you possibly go wrong?
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    The Bridge Across The River by Shepherd Thorleif Halvorsen (KTIversen1)
    KTIversen1: The poems in The Bridge Across The River are possibly the best comparisons to those in Where The Sidewalk Ends. There is, however, two distinct differences between them. While Shel Silverstein's poetry was not specifically written for children, the poems in The Bridge Across The River were. And The Bridge Across The River contains not pictures, only poetry.… (more)
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This story is about a children's imagination and many different crazy stories such as a crocodile going to the dentist, where shoes fly, and even sisters being auctioned off. ( )
  maggieschneider | Nov 16, 2020 |
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. A collection of poems and illustrations. ( )
  dianalara2 | Nov 16, 2020 |
Where the side walk ends is a beautiful book by Shel Silverstein. What makes this book unique is its little poems within. Each page is a new poem with a small illustration. It is perfect for readers of all ages! It shows repetitions, and is not overwhelming for struggling readers since each story is so small.
  makenziearcher | Nov 15, 2020 |
This is one of my most favorite poetry books to this day! This book is awesome and has so many different themes and meanings behind all the poems. ( )
  brennarich | Nov 15, 2020 |
His poems are very funny and humorous and easy for children to read. He also puts illustrations with all his poems. His illustrations are done in black and white with pen or marker. Some of his poems touch on very deep and touching subjects about people. ( )
  PaigeAnderson | Nov 15, 2020 |
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There's some nice, lively stuff in here, good for reading aloud on a sleety weekend afternoon. Just don't make it the only book of verse on the children's shelves.
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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...

If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire

For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.

Come in!

Come in!

I will not play at tug o’ war.

I’d rather play at hug o’ war,

Where everyone hugs

Instead of tugs,

Where everyone giggles

And rolls on the rug,

Where everyone kisses,

And everyone grins,

And everyone cuddles,

And everyone wins.
“Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child/ Listen to the DON’TS/ Listen to the SHOULDN’TS/ The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON’TS/ Listen to the NEVER HAVES/ Then listen close to me —/ Anything can happen, child/ ANYTHING can be.”
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A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the author's own drawings.

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I think these are great poems that stand the length of time. What really stands out about Shel Silverstein is that his work is not just for children. His work has a place in probably 3rd grade on up. They are silly and funny which make children really want to listen. This is good poetry to start introducing this type of literature to children. The deeper meaning of these poems can also be discussed analyzed by older children.
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