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Where the Sidewalk Ends

Where the Sidewalk Ends

by Shel Silverstein Illustrated by Shel Silverstein
"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.
Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
3.9
Guided Reading
NR
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Number of Pages
176
Genre
Poetry, Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Shel Silverstein The many books of Shelby Silverstein are perennial favorites with children, who find his poems, and the cartoonish drawings that accompany them, deliriously funny.
Shel Silverstein The many books of Shelby Silverstein are perennial favorites with children, who find his poems, and the cartoonish drawings that accompany them, deliriously funny.

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