Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings

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Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings

Format:  Hardcover,

192 pages

Edition: Anniversary

Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books

Publish Date: Feb 2004

ISBN-13: 9780060572341

ISBN-10: 0060572345

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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 . . .

Come in . . . for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. 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 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.

Shel Silverstein's masterful collection of poems and drawings is at once outrageously funny and profound. This special edition has twelve extra poems that did not appear in the original collection.

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Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publish Date: Feb 2004
ISBN-13: 9780060572341
ISBN-10: 0060572345
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 192
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.45
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.0 x 9.25 x 1.25
Walmart No.: 060572345

About the author

Biography of Silverstein, Shel

The most popular current writer of humorous verse for children, Silverstein was born in Chicago, Illinois, has been married and divorced, has one daughter, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. His career includes composing popular songs, drawing cartoons, writing many adult articles (several for Playboy), and acting. However, he is best known for his self-illustrated children's poetry. His first such book was Uncle Shelby's Story of Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back (1963), the humorous tale of a lion who turns the tables on hunters.

It was followed by The Giving Tree (1964), a story of a parentlike tree that gives endlessly and is endlessly used by its son. Several other such picture books followed, including The Missing Piece (1976), about a circle that goes in search of a missing piece, and its sequel, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O (1981). However, two collections of poetry are probably his best-loved work: Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein (1974), and A Light in the Attic (1981). All of Silverstein's poetry for children employs the language play common to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear. Silverstein is probably the best of the contemporary nonsense poets for children.

Book description

Including 12 New Poems!

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...

Come in... for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. 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 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.

Shel Silverstein's masterful collection of poems and drawings is at once outrageously funny and profound.

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Rated 4.7 out of 5★ by 14reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Only problem was site to store shipping to longer than expected. But it's one great book my daughter loves to read. 08/06/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great for young readers I first heard about this book when the 1st grade teacher read a couple of selections to my daughter's class. The kids were so enthralled that I immediately went out and purchased it. There is humor, straight and slightly sarcastic, as well as subtle. The kids love the simple drawings and my 3rd grader picked a poem out for her to memorize.Read a sample and I think you will like this timeless treasure as much as my family does. 02/21/2012
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