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Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems & Drawings of Shel Silverstein

360 Ratings: 4.1
A book by Shel Silverstein.

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, … see full wiki

Author: Shel Silverstein
Genre: Children's Poetry
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Date Published: 1974, 2005
67 reviews about Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems & Drawings...
review by . June 15, 2010
Shel Silverstein is a fun poet that looks at like like we all should, with a sense of humor! The poetry is suitable for all ages and is great medicine for a sad heart.  When I hear the name Shel Silverstein, I automatically picture the little upside down girl above all the houses in one of his most famous drawings. Slightly disheveled, but wholly adorable, the image has become an integral part of an entire generation of free verse poets.   When working in the school system, we use …
review by . July 12, 2010
There are two types of people that read poetry these days, it seems: poets and kids. Does kids poetry have to be bad? Actually, I seem to have much better luck with "kids" poetry than with serious poetry, and perhaps that it merely because kids are a more discerning audience. By this, I mean that a kid knows what they like, and if they don't like something, they will say so. Having been educated a bit on poetry, my own tastes and thoughts on the subject become muddled. I don't …
review by . June 14, 2010
   If you want to cheer yourself up or even just relax Where the Sidewalk Ends is the perfect choice! I remember in fifth grade reading this book for the first time and falling in love as I chuckled from one page to the next. Even today as an adult just thinking about the poems brings a smile to my face. I love how Shel Silverstein relates to the manner in which children think through his poetry. His poems are refreshing and funny at the same time. For instance "Sister for Sale"  …
Quick Tip by . August 19, 2010
If you want your child to read well, read poetry to them.
review by . June 29, 2010
 I love anything by Shel Silverstein.  Elementary kids love him as well.  He writes short poems  which are comical and very topical.  He will have you laughingoutloud because they are so funny.  Children and other adults can relate to them as well.  He has written poems about real people as well as fictional topics.    Read his books and you will see why!
review by . August 11, 2010
Being in my 30's. I can still recite three or four of the poems from Silverstein that my father read to me when I was the younger than my own children.  Ickle me, Pickle me, Tickle me too, comes to mind first.  My kids are shocked when they learn that I read this when I was young and they love it just as much as I did.  I love the classics that made it this long.
Quick Tip by . August 08, 2010
Shel was THE man to read in elementary school!! His poems-- especially in this book-- are amazing.
Quick Tip by . August 06, 2010
A brilliant book, with some of the best poetry and doodles this author has every created. A must for children and adults bedside tables!
review by . July 13, 2010
His poems are classic. This witty man could be both irreverent and insightful, silly and soulful. I grew up with this and his other collections of poetry and I intend to pass them on to my children. His whimsy is timeless. Shel, you are missed.
Quick Tip by . July 21, 2010
Shel Silverstein is a genius!! This is one of my very favorite books of all time. No matter what your age, these poems can be enjoyable! :)
review by . June 14, 2010
The Poems in this book are clever and amusing.  Both of my children fell in love with this book, as well as the other Shel Silverstein books.  If you are looking for a way to get your kids interested in poetry, this book is a must have.  The drawings are also humerous. 
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
Cute book! I read this in elementary school and still love it!
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
Even as a kid, I never got into this type of poetry
Quick Tip by . July 08, 2010
Every child in America should read some Silverstein
Quick Tip by . July 07, 2010
read these poems as a kid, seeing the name again brings back memories, and if this is the one with the homework prayer in it, i found that genius.
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
It's been a long time, but I remember loving these books when I was a young reader. I look forward to reading them to my daughter when she's older and isn't always chewing up the pages.
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
I love Shel Silverstain"s books! They are great poems and drawings. Most of the poems have a lesson if you listen to them carefully. I got the whole series for my children.
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
I love Shel Silverstain"s books! They are great poems and drawings. Most of the poems have a lesson if you listen to them carefully. I got the whole series for my children.
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
Where the Sidewalk ends is one of the greatest books of poems. I love reading poems and the illustrations were also great. This is a great book to sit down and read for fun.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
Great collection for children.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
A classic. And still hilarious and enjoyable to look back on.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
One of the best writers of children's poetry. Humorous shorts for adults too!
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Loved this book as a child! Still a classic read.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
I loved Silverstein, he always felt a little subversive.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
I loved this book as a child. I think I had the "Sick" poem memorized. I found it so silly!
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