release date: Feb 18, 2014
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Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings
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 Silversteins poetry books for generations Where the sidewalk ends Shel Silversteins world begins There youll 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 Silversteins masterful collection of poems and drawings is one of Parent Child magazines 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 Silversteins incomparable career as a childrens book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio the Lion Who Shot Back In 1964 Shels creativity continued to flourish as four more books were published in the same year-Dont 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
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Shel Silverstein shook the staid world of children's poetry in 1974 with the publication of this collection, and things haven't been the same since. More than four and a half million copies of Where the Sidewalk Ends have been sold, making it the bestselling children's poetry book ever. With this and his other poetry collections (A Light in the Attic and Falling Up), Silverstein reveals his genius for reaching kids with silly words and simple pen-and-ink drawings. What child can resist a poem called "Dancing Pants" or "The Dirtiest Man in the World"? Each of the 130 poems is funny in a different way, or touching ... or both. Some approach naughtiness or are a bit disgusting to squeamish grown-ups, but that's exactly what kids like best about Silverstein's work. Jim Trelease, author of The New Read-Aloud Handbook, calls this book "without question, the best-loved collection of poetry for children." (Ages 4 to 10)
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