Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings

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HarperCollins, Dec 11, 1974 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 176 pages
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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.

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It was a very sweet book and very easy to read. - LibraryThing
One reason is the simplistic illustrations. - LibraryThing
The differences in pictures would be fascinating. - LibraryThing
Another reason I enjoyed the book is the writing. - LibraryThing
I believe the plot is organized and paced well. - LibraryThing
The pace then slows back down on the last two pages. - LibraryThing

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I liked this book for two reasons. One reason I liked this book was for the way it was written. I really liked the way that the writing flowed throughout the story. It made the story enjoyable to read ... Read full review

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User Review  - grapeapril75 - LibraryThing

Fantastic book for kids! So imaginative and creative. Easy read that children will find delightful! Shel Silverstein is always brilliant! His rhymes are fun and entertaining! Some of my all time favorites!! Such a great way to entertain children and get them interested in reading! Read full review

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About the author (1974)

Shel Silverstein is the author-artist of many beloved books of prose and poetry. He was a cartoonist, playwright, poet, performer, recording artist, and Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated songwriter.

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