Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Where the Sidewalk Ends

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 Bloat...

Details Where the Sidewalk Ends

TitleWhere the Sidewalk Ends
Release DateNov 1st, 2002
PublisherHarpercollins Childrens Books
Number of pages176 pages
GenrePoetry, Childrens, Classics, Fiction, Humor, Young Adult, Picture Books, Juvenile, Fantasy, Funny

Reviews Where the Sidewalk Ends

  • Steve
    His parents did well naming him Shel.He never did care to conform.What would compel a guy to rebelIf everyone knew him as Norm?
  • Raeleen Lemay
    I found a beautiful 40th anniversary edition of this at Costco and just had to pick it up! SUCH A GREAT BOOK THROWBACK TO CHILDHOOD WADDUP
  • Jennifer
    There's a polar bear - in the fridgedare - he likes it cuz its cold in there!I wrote a report on this in the 6th grade and I still remember that by heart. That was the year I got braces and Chris N. butted in line when we were coming in from recess and I grabbed his arm and said "No Butting!" and he turned around and punched me in the face. The braces smashed into my lip and it bled so bad! I went to the bathroom with a girlfriend (I can't rememb...
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    This collection of children's poems from Shel Silverstein is a real treat. Each of the creatures and characters is fascinating and never overly moralistically drawn. There are lots of laughs here - both my kids adored these poems and were sad when I turned the last page. "More!!" they cried.
  • Austin
    Every child eventually discovers the perverted old man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, did illustrations for Playboy, appeared on the Dr. Demento show numerous times, and managed to get a few books published along the way. For some reason, parents never seem to think this creepy old guy who was so fond of children was in any way "disturbing," something I'm continually impressed with in the "ban now, ask questions later" climate of modern culture...
  • Emily May
    “I will not play at tug o' war.I'd rather play at hug o' war,Where everyone hugsInstead of tugs,Where everyone gigglesAnd rolls on the rug,Where everyone kisses,And everyone grins,And everyone cuddles,And everyone wins.”
  • j
    I am crap at reciting from books. Sure, I know your super-famous opening lines and popular misquotations, but I don't really, like, pause in my reading to note a particularly nice turn of phrase so I can commit it to memory.Which is odd, because I have always had a pretty good memory for the spoken word and, especially, lyrics. When I was little, my parents found this most amusing. They would hear me playing in my bedroom, singing random snatches...
  • Sita
    All I can say is that this book is amazing. This was the first book that my dad ever read to me and I loved it. I was re-reading it today and I normally don’t love books I loved when I was little, but this book is different. I still love it, there’s not much else I can say that people haven’t already said, so I am just going to end this super short review now.P.S. If you haven’t read this before I recommend giving it a go, it is a nice fu...
  • Dunninghousehold
    Such an amazing book! This new addition has 12 new poems, and they fit in perfectly with our beloved favorites. The first poem, Invitation, sums the book up perfectly, and remains one of my favorite poems of all time:InvitationIf 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...If you're a pretender, come sit by my fireFor we have some flax-golden tales to spin.Come in!Come in!And once y...
  • Marvin
    Look O Look!I see a book! A book that gleamsA book that screams Delightful thingsBy Shel SilversteinPoems and drawingsThat are not boringThey speak to me Like a tapestryOf childhood joysFor girls and boys Not just for kidsAdults will digThe funny rhymesof forgotten timesWhen they were youngAnd life was funSo turn the page Forget your age When the book ends You can start againAnd follow the bendWhere the sidewalk ends
  • Arman
    من به یک سری از دلایل، انگیزه های زیادی ندارم برای اینکه بچه ای از خون و ریشه های خودم داشته باشم. بچه ها رو دوست دارم، حتی تربیت کردن بچه هم مشکلی نیست، مشکل از همون پله اول سرچشمه می گیره، اینکه 50 درصد از مسئولیت اومدن یه انسان جدید به این جهان رو بر ...
  • Ronyell
    “Where the Sidewalk Ends” is another book of poems from the creative mind of Shel Silverstein, who is the popular author of “A Light in the Attic.” This book details poems about silly people and animals doing crazy activities. Even though this book has some suggestive content, children will easily be delighted in this book for many years. Shel Silverstein has done an awesome job with both illustrating and writing this book of poems. Shel ...
  • Duchess Nicole
    This is officially one of my favorite children's books. I read this with my 10, 9, and 7 year old daughters. We all loved the book so very much, but I was really surprised at just how into it I was...I think the girls got just as big a kick out of watching me laughing maniacally as they got out of the actual book. I realize that I'm way behind on discovering this author, and so I'm just giving a general 'enjoyment' review. Silverstein not only ma...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein عنوان: جایی که پیاده رو تموم میشه؛ سرایش و اثر: شل سیلورستاین؛ مترجم: حمید خادمی؛ تهران، کتاب پنجره، 1378، در 184 ص؛ شابک: 9649225730؛ چاپ دوم 1379؛ چاپ سوم و چهارم 1380؛ چاپ ششم 1382؛ چاپ هشتم 1387؛ شابک: 9789649225739؛ نهم 1388؛...
  • midnightfaerie
    One of my most favorite authors of my youth, Silverstein does a most excellent job of tapping into the heart of a child. Whether it be a child's heart in an adult or an actual child, the result is the same: pure and simple joy. Silverstein excels not only in rhyming, but his use of adjectives in the English language when describing things such as "icky, stick, peanut butter sandwiches" makes this a joy not only to listen to, but to read out loud ...
  • Gretchen
    Mommy and I are going through one poem at a time. So far I like it, but am rather confused by a few!!6/27/08--My favorite poem so far is Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too! I love how is sounds when Mommy says it.
  • Alexxy
    TRUE STORY This morning I jumped on my horseAnd went out for a ride.And some wild outlaws chased meAnd they shot me in the side.So I crawled into a wildcat’s caveTo find a place to hide,But some pirates found me sleeping there,And soon they had me tiedTo a pole and built a fireUnder me-I almost criedTill a mermaid came and cut me looseAnd begged to be my bride.So I said I’d come back WednesdayBut I must admit I lied.Then I ran into a jungle s...
  • Maryam Hosseini
    لِسـتِرجادوگری که روی درخت انجیر هندی زندگی می کنه.به لستر گفت یه آرزو بکنه تا اون براش با جادو برآورده کنهاون هم آرزو کرد که حقِ دو تا آرزوی دیگه هم داشته باشه دوباره؛.یعنی حالا به جای یه آرزو، با زرنگی سه تا آرزو دارهبعد با هر کدوم از این سه آرزو،مش...
  • TL
    One of my favorites from when I was a kid. I remember this book along with 'light in the attic' always being checked out of the school library and not wanting to give it back when my turn was up.Re-visiting it as an adult, I found some of the poems I didn't care for but plenty of my old favorites still had me smiling and sometimes reading them again before turning the page.Just a fun book, highly recommend :)
  • Paul
    A truly delightful collection of hilarious nonsense poetry accompanied by some rather lovely illustrations. I really enjoyed this and am glad I decided to buy it for my wife for Christmas. :-D
  • Meredith
    Incredibly entertaining poems. I do a poem a week with my 2nd graders, and our current one is Melinda Mae. Let's see if I can remember it from the top of my head:"Have you heard of tiny Melinda Maewho ate a monstrous whale?She thought she could, she said she wouldSo she started in right at the tail.And everyone said, 'You're much too small!'But that didn't bother Melinda at all.She took little bites and chewed very slow, just like a little girl s...
  •  Linda (Miss Greedybooks)
    I forgot I had this book, - so long ago my art teacher gave me a copy - I memorized so many of these poems - just re-reading it now I am surprised at how many stayed with me. To hear Shel read them is an experience... he has a pretty creepy voice on some of them.Leaves me singing "On the cover of Rolling Stone".
  • Scarlet Cameo
    Debo decir que soy una gran fan de leer libros para niños que no sean infantiles sino que tengan un plus, es gracias a ello que Shel Silverstein se convirtió en uno de mis escritores favoritos. Sus libros de cuentos son simplemente encantadores así que decidí comenzar a leer una compilación de sus poemas iniciando con Falling Up (que disfrute bastante) y siguiendo con este libro...La formula es la clásica de Silverstein, poemas graciosos, a...
  • Vfields Don't touch my happy!
    With the political climate of the world today I feel completely stressed out before I go to bed so I've tried to read about 30 minutes of this book each night. I found it to be whimsical, wonderful, and the perfect way to put my mind in a peaceful mood with something warm funny, fuzzy, silly and Silverstein...ish. Sweet dreams.
  • Erin Dixon
    SUMMARY: Where the Sidewalk Ends is a collection of poems by Shel Silverstein. All of the poems have a humorous tone to them, but a little bit of a moral at the end as well. All of the poems are about different scenarios and have no specific order that they need to be read in.CRITIQUE: The majority of the poems in Where the Sidewalk Ends have some kind of rhyming pattern to them. However, the rhyme is not predictable; it is very fresh. A child re...
  • Simona
    Rating: 5/5Nu am mai citit de multă vreme o carte cu poezii așa că am fost extrem de bucuroasă când am auzit că una dintre cărțile lui Shel Silverstein avea să fie tradusă la Editura Arthur. Eu știam o poezie de-a lui de mai multă vreme și îmi plăcea la nebunie (din păcate nu se regăsește în cartea de față) dar nu cunoșteam numele autorului.În momentul când am descoperit că Where the sidewalk ends - Acolo unde nu mai e tr...
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    Fun fantastic...enjoy.I read this with and to both my kids. my wife enjoyed it and so did (do) I. Silverstein seems endlessly imaginative. We had so much fun together with this volume, I recommend it. Even if you don't like everything you more than likely will like something. (Sound like something Silverstein might say :-))Another review I hadn't read recently. My attention was called back to it. When my children were small this is one we read to...
  • Tim The Enchanter
    This is my second time through this book of classic poems by Shel Siverstein. This time around I read it to my girls (ages 4 and 6). While the 4 year old didn't understand many of the poems, she was entertained nonetheless. The silly pictures helped in that regard. It was fun to read them to my 6 year old and watch her try and work out what the poem was really saying. Occasionally, there were poems that I didn't like for my children, i.e. "who at...
  • Marissa
    This book brings back so many childhood memories for me. It is full of humorous and lighthearted poems that make me smile. But it also teaches us many important life lessons. It is kid-friendly, but can also be enjoyed by adults. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves to laugh and has a creative imagination. Shel Silverstein is a genius.
  • Stephanie Anze
    A fun and quirky read-out-loud book. Geat for children and those indiviaduals that are children at heart. This is the first time I have read Shel Silvertein and it was a such a delight. Put a much needed smile on my face.