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Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: 2004
ISBN: 0-06-057234-5
Awards:   The Michigan Young Readers Award for Where the Sidewalk Ends (1981)
Format Reviewed: Hardcover
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Genre:   Children/Poetry [All Ages]
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Beverly J. Rowe

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Shel Silverstein Teacher Resource File


Where the Sidewalk Ends
30th Anniversary Special Edition
By Shel Silverstein

      What a wonderful imagination the late, great, Shel Silverstein displayed in his classic Where the Sidewalk Ends. It is now available in a beautiful 30th Anniversary edition with twelve new poems, to be treasured by kids and adults of all ages. I loved it when I read it to my children, and this edition is just in time to read to grandchildren. There is my old favorite: "Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too" and my children's favorite "Sick," about the little girl who was too ill to go to school, until she realized it was Saturday!

    Shel was a very talented writer and cartoonist, and he maximized both these talents in this very special poetry collection for children, guaranteed to make the children in your life laugh and beg for more. You'll never look at a peanut butter sandwich the same again. You will meet unicorns, Hector the Collector, eighty pound rats...and Googies who pay fifty cents for fat children.

       This book is a great gift idea for that special child you know...use it to read aloud for family time or bedtime. Be prepared to read "just one more" outrageously funny poem before lights out.