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Hardcover Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings Book

ISBN: 0060256672

ISBN13: 9780060256678

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings

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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... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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14 ratings

Poor binding

Got the book and looked like it was about to fall apart. I know it's not always the best quality but still.

Easy Breezy Poetry For Kids

Where The Sidewalk Ends is one of the best books, ever. Shel Silverstein is one of most talented writers . I love the entertaining way that he writes. My favorite poem is the one about Sarah Stout. This is an excellent choice for anyone looking for something fun and light to read.

Missing Book Jacket

This was missing the book jacket.

The book was in very poor condition

He is my favorite poet. Have loved him since 4th grade

Missing Pages

The book I received is missing over 20 pages. I’m very disappointed

Where the sidewalk ends

I do truly love this poem book. However I ordered one with the illustrated cover and got a plain brown cover one instead

Worst poems ever!

N-O spells NO to this!!

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!

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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