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
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The pace then slows back down on the last two pages. - LibraryThing

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I love this book. It's supposed to be a children's book, but it's really hidden in a children's cloak, for everyone. I've read it a number of times, and no matter how many times I've read it, it still ... 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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