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Where the Sidewalk Ends 30th Anniversary Edition: Poems and Drawings (original 1974; edition 2004)

by Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator)

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Title:Where the Sidewalk Ends 30th Anniversary Edition: Poems and Drawings
Authors:Shel Silverstein
Other authors:Shel Silverstein (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (2004), Edition: 30 Anv, Hardcover, 192 pages
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Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein (1974)

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Finally read all these great poems.

Had no idea the Unicorn poem was his. I love that one. ( )
  Shahnareads | Jun 21, 2017 |
This book would be great to introduce a writing unit on Poems or to compare different types of writing and different poems! The book is full of unique poems that are sure to keep students entertained ( )
  maddiesullivan223 | May 4, 2017 |
A large collection of funny and profound poems. Recommended for all ages.
  audreybusch | May 3, 2017 |
This is not a great book in general, but if you are looking for an example that includes poetry this is probably one of your best bets. ( )
  TylerAnderson | May 3, 2017 |
This is a phenomenal compilation of poems for everyone. The language and illustrations are one of a kind!
  scoomber | May 2, 2017 |
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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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For Ursula..
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"Invitation"
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!
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“HUG O’ WAR”

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.
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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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Shel Silverstein shook the staid world of children's poetry in 1974 with the publication of this collection, and things haven't been the same since. More than four and a half million copies of Where the Sidewalk Ends have been sold, making it the bestselling children's poetry book ever. With this and his other poetry collections (A Light in the Attic and Falling Up), Silverstein reveals his genius for reaching kids with silly words and simple pen-and-ink drawings. What child can resist a poem called "Dancing Pants" or "The Dirtiest Man in the World"? Each of the 130 poems is funny in a different way, or touching ... or both. Some approach naughtiness or are a bit disgusting to squeamish grown-ups, but that's exactly what kids like best about Silverstein's work. Jim Trelease, author of The New Read-Aloud Handbook, calls this book "without question, the best-loved collection of poetry for children." (Ages 4 to 10)

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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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