Where the Sidewalk Ends Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems: Poems and Drawings (Hardcover)

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In my opinion, reading poetry is a fine way to fall in love with language. Children’s poetry tickles the funny bone, and encourages children to experience humor. Some of my favorite poetry books for children are:

Virgie's Staff Pick (April 2014): I read this book to my children before they could read for themselves, and to this day they have never “outgrown” the rhymes and poems, songs and riddles, with zany illustrations which taught them to use their imagination, and encouraged them to laugh out loud! Here’s just a sample; Teddy said it was a hat, So I put it on. Now Dad is saying, “Where the heck’s the toilet plunger gone?” Yes. It makes you laugh out loud!!!

— From Virgie's Picks


Shel Silverstein, the New York Times bestselling author of The Giving Tree, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and Every Thing On It, has created a poetry collection that is outrageously funny and deeply profound. Come in...for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. This special edition contains 12 extra poems.

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 stretches the bounds of imagination and will be cherished by readers of all ages. This is a collection that belongs on everyone's bookshelf. Makes a great gift for special occasions such as holidays, birthdays, and graduation.

And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book by Shel Silverstein!

Praise For…

“An ideal book for teachers to have handy. If you want to ungloom your day, start Where the Sidewalk Ends.”

“A zesty collection of humorous light verse.”

“These rhymes are perfect bite-sized nuggets of jest.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060572341
ISBN-10: 0060572345
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: February 18th, 2014
Pages: 192
Language: English