Where the Sidewalk Ends 30th Anniversary Edition: Poems and Drawings

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HarperCollins, Jan 20, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 192 pages
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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, 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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My favorite compilation of prose before midnight - Goodreads
All of the pictures are so simple, but they do the job. - Borders
The illustrations make it, to be honest. - Goodreads

Review: Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings

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Book filled with great poetry appropriate for children. Some more serious and some are quite funny! Good book for intro using forms of poetry and creative writing. This can also be a filler book when there's not enough time to read a while story but you still want to get some reading in. Read full review

Review: Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings

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I am so glad I read this book after I wrote all of my current poems because I would feel like I was ripping off Shel Silverstein. As it is, very fun light book. The illustrations make it, to be honest. Some of the rhymes felt awkward to read but I think that's part of it's charm. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

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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