Where the Sidewalk Ends

Category: Book
By (author): Silverstein, Shel
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Classics
  JUVENILE FICTION / Poetry (see also Stories in Verse)
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / Humorous
  POETRY / General
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: New York Times Outstanding Book
New York Times Notable
George C. Stone Center for Children's Books Recognition of Merit Award
Golden Archer Award (Wisconsin)
Amazon.com Customers’ Favorite
ALA Notable Children’s Book
Publisher: Harper Collins Canada
Published: August 1989
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.75in x 6.75in x 0.89in
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From The Publisher*

Where the Sidewalk Ends turns forty! Celebrate with this anniversary edition that features an eye-catching commemorative red sticker. This classic poetry collection, which is both outrageously funny and profound, has been the most beloved of Shel Silverstein's poetry books for generations.

Where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. There 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 one of Parent & Child magazine's 100 Greatest Books for Kids. School Library Journal said, "Silverstein has an excellent sense of rhythm and rhyme and a good ear for alliteration and assonance that make these poems a pleasure to read aloud."

Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. In 1964, Shel's creativity continued to flourish as four more books were published in the same year-Don't Bump the Glump!, A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, and the beloved classic The Giving Tree. Later he continued to build his remarkable body of work with Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and Runny Babbit.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Review Quote*"A zesty collection of humorous light verse." (SLJ.)
Biographical Note

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.