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Review: Where The Sidewalk Ends

Updated on October 16, 2014

Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein

I first read this book when I was in elementry school. Fourth grade I believe. Every kid in my class seemed to like this book. It's great for kids to get into poetry and be able to rhyme. And, the author Shel Silverstein has different types of poetry not just the type that ryhmes every line. But, if you put aside the educational purposes this book is quite fun to read no matter the case or reason your reading it.

Great artwork that brings that extra life to a poem. And, funny stories as well. Those I love the most. There are even life lessons to be learned in some of the poems (well sort of). Like the poem in which tells of a sharped toothed snail that lives in everybody's nose and if you stick your finger in, it may bite it off.

Other Shel Silverstein Books

These are probably the only poems I ever got into. Shel Silverstein's books are great but my favorite is this one "Where The Sidewalk Ends". For the simplest of reasons, and that is because I like a whole lot more poems in this particular book than the other that I know I've read. Which was "Falling Up" (listed below).  That one was great too, but I didn't have to buy it like I did with this one. I actually bought it when those book catelogs came to us at school.

One of My Favorite Poems

One of my favorite poems in "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and was also some of my classmates was "The Dirtiest Man In The World". Which is narrated by the dirtiest man named Dan, and tells what it's like to be him and his desires. Another would have to be "Ickle Me, Pickle Me, TIckle Me Too" which told a story that involved a flying shoe. There is less than five poems in the entire book that I didn't care to read over again.

Picture that goes with The Dirtiest Man In The World poem.
Picture that goes with The Dirtiest Man In The World poem.
Falling Up
Falling Up

This one had some great poems as well.

A Light in the Attic Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems
A Light in the Attic Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems

I think I read this book but don't remember the poems that well if I had.

The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree

This one I don't believe I have read.


Which of these four Shel Silverstein poem books have you read?

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