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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.

Poems:

Invitation -- Eighteen flavors -- Melinda Mae -- Sick -- Ickle me, Pickle me, tickle me too -- Enter this deserted house -- Jimmy Jet and his TV set -- For sale -- Warning -- Yipiyuk -- Crocodile's toothache -- Stone telling -- Ridiculous rose -- Boa constrictor -- Peanut-butter sandwich -- Listen to the mustn'ts -- Hug o' war -- Smart -- Forgotten language -- Farmer and the queen -- One who stayed -- No difference -- Wild boar -- Thumbs -- Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout would not take the garbage out -- My hobby -- Early bird -- Me-stew -- Captain Hook -- With his mouth full of food -- Flying festoon -- Silver fish -- Generals -- Worst -- Dreadful -- My beard.
 

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ISBN-10:  0439812321 (hbk.)
ISBN-13:  9780439812320 (hbk.)
Author:  Shel Silverstein
Genre:  Children's Poetry
Publisher:  Scholastic, Inc.
Date Published:  1974, 2005
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review by . June 12, 2012
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I read this book for the 1st time in the 4th grade - I still love it at 32! It has humor but it also has double meanings. I would recommend this book to anyone!
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.
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