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Hardcover Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems & Drawings Book

ISBN: 0060572345

ISBN13: 9780060572341

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems & Drawings

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Format: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good

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Shel Silverstein, the New York Times bestselling author of The Giving Tree, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and Every Thing On It, has created a poetry collection that is outrageously funny and deeply profound. Come in...for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. This special edition contains 12 extra poems.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...

Customer Reviews

22 ratings

Worst poems ever!

N-O spells NO to this!!

Good condition of the book

The condition of the book itself is great. No pages were stained, ripped or bent. The book cover seemed to be the only thing that was beat up and dirty. Not that big of a deal for me, just as long as I can read it.

My nine year old daughter loves it! 🤩

We have several books by this author and our daughter was SO happy to receive this one.

NO CD terrible condition

This was supposed to come with a CD which is the only reason I bought it. Hearing Shel Silverstein reading his poetry makes a real difference. I would never have bought this without the CD

Missing dust jacket is considered "very good" condition???

This book was listed as being in "very good" condition. I don't consider missing the dust jacket as being "very good." There was no indication that this was missing a dust jacket when I ordered so I am very disappointed.

Where the Sidewalk Ends

I loved reading this book to my children and now to my grandchildren. It was in nearly perfect condition and delivered earlier than expected.

Book is great, I love it.

I love this book, always have, got it to read to my kids. Even though the book is great, the condition is awful. I ordered it in "very good" condition. It came with tons of writing and bookmarks in it, and no dust cover. Disappointed.

Bad condition

I bought this book in "very good" condition. Unfortunately, pages were lose and falling out, pages were dirty. This was supposed to be a gift for my stepdaughter and it didn't work so much. I'm keeping the book, but that is not what I expected. Two more books I got in the same condition came in perfect.

Cute Book

This was a interesting and different book. I enjoyed some of the poems in the book and the art work was well done. I would recommend this book.

I ordered the version of the book that comes with the CD. There was no CD.

Not happy the CD was missing, as that's an integral part of the book since it was in the Title!!! The description had no indication there would be no CD. I didn't care that the book was only in acceptable condition because I already have the book, and just wanted the CD!

I love the poems, but several cut out pages or missing pieces of page

I love Shel Silverstein! I used to read these to my youngest and we got a kick out of them. I continued that tradition with my youngest and she loves it as well. The poems are cute and funny and some are tongue twisters. The pictures are pretty comical as well. The issue I had was with the condition of the book. Several pieces of poems were cut out. There were missing pages. I had to tear off a few myself due to the cut outs. Had it been in better shape I would have loved it more. Still though, the book is a great read!

Good book not in said condition

I enjoyed hearing my son read out of this book. In fact, he read almost the whole thing the day we got it. I had expected a better conditioned book. It had no dust jacket, or design at all. It was an older book, which wasn't a big deal, but it just didn't seem in as good condition as it had been described. Over all, I think it worked out well though.

Absolute MUST read

I don’t care how old you are, if you haven’t yet read this or any other Shel Silverstein books you HAVE TO! his poems are amazing, his drawings are great and hilarious!

Unacceptable Condition for a Great Book

This is a great book for kids of most ages (except the very youngest). This particular copy was deemed to be in "acceptable" condition, but pages 70 through 122 are missing entirely. Sorry, not acceptable. I'll have to try again.

A review for the condition not a review on the book

Book came dirty with a tear on the dust cover.


Lots of fun poems!

Great Story

I got this book for my boyfriend off of here and I asked for it to be 'like new' and it came broken in half on the inside. The book itself is a great book, but the condition the book came in was less than desirable.

We had so much fun reading these favorites at bedtime every night.

W E L O V E T H I S B O O K !!!!!!

I love this book!! My sister loves it too. It's because it IS a masterpiece and will forever remain one. Silverstein's rhymes and poems, songs and riddles -- they all work for everybody with half a degree of imagination. Another great book that I got as a birthday gift is Why Some Cats are Rascals, Book 2". I found it much more interesting than Book 1

Shel Was One Cool Dude....

I started reading this and other of Shel Silverstein's books when I was about four or five and to this day I have never "outgrown" him. I mean, who can? His rhymes and poems, songs and riddles, they all work for everybody with half a degree of imagination. The most cursory read of Where The Sidewalk Ends will show you not only how good/funny/imaginative/likable/silly/deep Silverstein is (sigh, was...) but you'll catch on to why he was so darn cool. This man was close personal friends with Roman Catholic Cardinals, hippies, rabbis, other poets, songwriters, and no less an icon than Hef, himself. (Shel practically lived the whole 1970's at the Playboy Mansion.) A little known fact is, Shel Silverstein even wrote a little song for his buddy Johnny Cash called "A Boy Named Sue". Ever heard of it? And of everything Shel wrote, the many books out there, I think this one MIGHT just be his best. Or,, maybe it's The Light In The Attic. No, no....maybe it's actually The Giving Tree.... Maybe? Maybe it was Falling Up? I can never decide. One thing I do know and that's Where The Sidewalk Ends is Silverstein at his most awesome!

Funny and Uplifting. Great Poems for ALL Ages!

I remember this book in the second grade! Wow, that was a long time ago. I remember enjoying the poems very much. Well, I stumbled upon this book a few weeks ago and decided to read them again. It had been quite some time. I still enjoyed it just as much as when I was little, if not more. "Where the Sidewalk Ends" is a literary treat for all ages.The poems are funny and sincere at the same time. I really enjoyed each and every poem. The drawings are also really good. Just to give you a little taste of my Silverstein's work, here's the very first poem I heard from this book when I was little called, "Hat." And it goes a little something like this:Teddy said it was a hat,So I put it on.Now Dad is saying, "Where the heck'sthe toilet plunger gone?"That's only a SMALL taste of the wonders you will find in this book. My other favorites are "Hat," "Dancing Pants," "I Must Remember," "Warning," "Who," and "The Land of Happy." I'm sure there are many more, but that's all I can think of right now. Bottom line: EVERY poem is great.Although this is really great for kids, I think this is something EVERYONE would enjoy. Young or old, "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein is a fine read. One of my favorites.(If you liked this one, check out "A Light in the Attic." Very good book as well.)

Come meet Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout...

Would you like to meet Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who would not take the garbage out? Or Dirty Dan, the world's dirtiest man? Accept Shel Silverstein's invitation to come inside his delightful book full of outrageous poems and drawings. The unpredictable and humorous actions of each crazy character grabs readers' attention, keeping them engrossed in each poem, and craving for more. Elementary school-aged children will fall over laughing at Peggy Ann McKay's desperate attempt to avoid school, claiming, "I have the measles and the mumps, a gash, a rash, and purple bumps. My mouth is wet, my throat is dry, I'm going blind in my right eye." Silverstein's use of rhyme and nonsense verse combined with his constant humor captures the reader. His simple pen-and-ink drawings add to the imagery presented in each poem. The reader not only sees, but feels lazy Jane's dry mouth as she waits for it to rain. The application of alliteration, assonance, and consonance makes each poem a delight to read out loud; "For I've been down to the edge of the world, sat on the edge where the wild wind whirled." Some poems not only depict an array of humorous characters, but also create touching moments and offers good advice. Silverstein suggests playing hug o' war, rather than tug o' war, and assures young readers that, "Anything can happen, child, ANYTHING can be." Children ages nine to twelve will enjoy reading these well crafted poems that portray both ludicrous and poignant messages.

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