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Where the Sidewalk Ends

Where the Sidewalk Ends

The Poems & Drawings of Shel Silverstein

Book - 1974
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Mar 25, 2021

Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein is a book of short beautiful poems. This book is full of wonder, magic, and hilarious stories. Stories of lazy kids, boa constrictors, kings, and towers of pancakes. I love this book to all ends; I thumb through it here and there when I need a little motivation. This book is wonderful for people who enjoy poetry or short stories. My love for poetry and writing was nurtured by the stories in this book. I recommend this book to ages 6 and up because there are some big words.

Jun 27, 2020

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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.

Aug 06, 2019

very funny

May 20, 2019

Love Shel's use of descriptive

Mar 25, 2018

Very whimsical and fun, I enjoy his poetry.

Dec 07, 2017

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

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.

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!

Aug 28, 2015

it was good poetry

jessica0425 May 27, 2015

Read to the Rhythm book

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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oct 01, 2013

love it like it a lot.

Feb 04, 2013


faizamalik Jan 03, 2013

This book is adorable. The drawings are cute and the writing is laugh out loud funny. Its a great introduction to poetry for kids. I have enjoyed these with my 6 and 3 yr old.

Roxannajayc Jul 23, 2012

An amazing childrens poet.

Sep 22, 2008

Quirky humor for all ages.

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