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Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
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Mar 10, 2009

it was amazing
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Read in November, 2004 , read count: 1

I got into the Shel Silverstein craze after reading The Missing Piece Meets the Big O online. Good stuff. Fun books, some of them with good messages.

This particular book of his is a collection of poems, some with accompanying illustrations (he does both) that are "at once outrageously funny and profound." Some are just so weird, you have to laugh, or at least make a funny face because you have no idea what you just read. Some of them have messages embedded within (for example, why you shouldn't eat the whole world, or why you should take the trash out before you get buried underneath and die). Some are morbid - tell me why I enjoyed those?

A fun book, not just for little kids, but for grown-ups as well. Especially if you're still a kid at heart.


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...
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!"
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