Where the Sidewalk Ends

Where the Sidewalk Ends

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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. Come in - for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. 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.
Publisher: New York : Harper and Row, [1974]
Edition: 1st ed. Special 40th anniversary ed.
ISBN: 9780060572341
0060572345
9780060256678
0060256672
9780060256685
0060256680
Call Number: Kids Nonfiction JOKES & POETRY
811.54 SILVERSTEIN
Characteristics: 166 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Subjects: Humorous poetry -- Juvenile literature.
Children's poetry, American.
Humorous poetry, American.

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GCPL_EarlyLit Jul 18, 2017

This is perfect for all ages. Your kids will love these read aloud.

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GCPL_Youth Jun 28, 2017

A perfect car-trip book. Read it in fits and spurts and just enjoy the silliness.


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JackieDaytona
Apr 20, 2020

In fourth grade, our teacher read us "Boa Constrictor" from this collection. No poem before or since has had more of an impact on me. Silverstein's imagination was on the same wavelength as Jim Henson's and Dr. Seuss's.

STPL_Emily Sep 21, 2019

This book is so much fun. If you're looking for a way to introduce poetry to children, Shel Silverstein is a definite winner! The rhythm is great so reading out loud is a joy. Kids and adults alike will get a kick out of these poems that range from the sweet to the utterly absurd.

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Klara1
Aug 06, 2019

very funny

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elfiereads
May 20, 2019

Love Shel's use of words...so descriptive

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Linyarai
Mar 25, 2018

Very whimsical and fun, I enjoy his poetry.

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pink_cat_2301
Dec 07, 2017

I liked this book sooo much!!!!!!!!! I even laughed out loud!!! XD XD XD XD XD

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Tarheeljb42
Nov 13, 2017

This is a classic children's book filled with all types of poetry, from rhyming to just short ones on various topics. I read this as a child and continue to read it to my kids and those I teach. Shel has a talent that is very similar to Dr. Suess (Suess filled void in children's literature that lacked fun and rhyming) in that it filled a much needed void during a time when children's literature lacked meaningful and relevant poetry. Sure many of the poems are weird or one might consider grouse but it shows children that doing what you love, despite it being different from "normal" writing, can fulfill you and give you a career that you actually enjoy. Heck the guy wrote "A Boy Named Sue" and "The Cover of the Rolling Stone" to just name a couple that you'd know.

GCPL_EarlyLit Jul 18, 2017

This is perfect for all ages. Your kids will love these read aloud.

GCPL_Youth Jun 28, 2017

A perfect car-trip book. Read it in fits and spurts and just enjoy the silliness.

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