Where the Sidewalk Ends

Where the Sidewalk Ends

The Poems & Drawings of Shel Silverstein

Book - 1974
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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
Publisher: New York : Harper and Row, [1974]
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060256678
0060256672
Branch Call Number: J 811 Silv
Characteristics: 166 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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Susan Brown did a delightful reading of "Warning." Then she and Aaron basically recited the whole book from memory. (from the Apr 19, 2017 show)


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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.

I thought that this book, Where the Sidewalk ends, (poem/poetry book) was OK. The book was very interesting for me to read. The book was entertaining, funny, and fun to read. There were a lot of poems in the book. My favorite poem that I read would have to be Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Shout Would Not Take the Garbage Out because it was really long and it rhymed as I read it. I would probably rate it four stars. I really recommend this book for anyone who likes poems. -Elaine, 5th grader.

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A10_0
Aug 30, 2016

It has some good poems ,but sometimes it is a little too silly. Overall I give it 4 stars!

OhTai Apr 09, 2016

My favorite is Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too!

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otiman
Aug 28, 2015

it was good poetry

jessica0425 May 27, 2015

Read to the Rhythm book

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SummerE21
Mar 25, 2014

this book is a very good book , and it has funny and interesting poems and some of them have good lessons to teach you I have read and heard lots of the poems and I cant wait to read the rest im 8 and I am about to turn 9 and I LOVE this funny but interesting poem book YAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CALEBCHAN1
Oct 01, 2013

love it like it a lot.

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