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Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems & Drawings of Shel Silverstein

Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems & Drawings of Shel Silverstein

ISBN: 0060586532

Title: Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems & Drawings of Shel Silverstein

Author: Shel Silverstein

KDL Description:

A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the author’s own drawings.

Amazon Description:

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.