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

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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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Title:Where the Sidewalk Ends 30th Anniversary Edition: Poems and Drawings
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Info:HarperCollins (2004), Hardcover, 183 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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    Cecrow: Pre-eminent children's poets in their respective countries.
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I enjoyed these, as did my seven year old daughter. It was cute and funny and fun to read. ( )
  starslight86 | Jul 20, 2021 |
This is a collection of poems with silly endings that play with words in creative and whimsical ways. The viewpoints are straight out of a child's dream land! ( )
  jrhoover | Jul 10, 2021 |
Silverstein, encompasses his humorous and sometimes odd poems in a collection depicting drawings of characters who go through different ordeals. His poems are as diverse as his drawings throughout the collection. Poems range from short poems to longer poems with various themes. ( )
  marthafrivas | Jul 8, 2021 |
I picked this book up again in a fit of melancoly and was just as pleased with it as when I was a child. ( )
  taimoirai | Jun 25, 2021 |
I think every child likely read this book of poetry at some point in their lives. I read it with my parents, and I believe I read it in school too. This is one of those books that we treasure now as adults the same way we did as kids. This is a book I would give to someone with a young child, and even have on my own bookshelf (if I had the room... at present I do not). Shel Silverstein is a household name. The Giving Tree is one of his most famous works besides Where the Sidewalk Ends. I honestly loved taking a trip back to my youth and reading these poems with a new, adult perspective. The poems are whimsical, jovial, and downright perfect for children getting into the world of poetry for the first time. The humor is easy for children to love and laugh with. Silverstein is a master at creating wonderful illustrations to match his stellar poetry.

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  briana_gagnon | Jun 18, 2021 |
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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.
“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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