Where the Sidewalk Ends - Children's Book - Hardcover
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- Recommended for ages 9 - 12
- Best loved collection of poetry for children
- Fully of silly words and simple drawings
- Children's Poetry Book Best-Seller!
Shel Silverstein shook the staid world of children's poetry in 1974 with the publication of this collection, and things haven't been the same since. More than four and a half million copies of Where the Sidewalk Ends have been sold, making it the bestselling children's poetry book ever. With this and his other poetry collections (A Light in the Attic and Falling Up), Silverstein reveals his genius for reaching kids with silly words and simple pen and ink drawings. What child can resist a poem called "Dancing Pants" or "The Dirtiest Man in the World"? Each of the 130 poems is funny in a different way, or touching ... or both. Some approach naughtiness or are a bit disgusting to squeamish grown ups, but that's exactly what kids like best about Silverstein's work. Calls this book "without question, the best loved collection of poetry for children." (Ages 9 to 12)
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