Very much of the 'nonsense' genre - some great fun, some slightly more edgy.
A poem with a particular critism of his younger sister could make for uncomfortable reading for any child in similar circumstances, or be used as a taunt, as it is pretty 'in your face'. But if taken in the spirit of 'nonsense poems' in general there is much to amuse
Jul 23, 2009
fun book for kids and adults! Great poems and fun illustration. My niece just adores it! Highly recommended.
Oct 23, 2008
I started reading some poems to my kids over the summer, we found Shel Silverman, to really have a way of mixing poetry with humor. Now the kids each have a copy for them selves to share with others. A must read!
Jan 18, 2008
Kids will always love Shel Silverstein generation after generation.
Aug 30, 2007
A Great Book to Read to Your Kids
My daughter and I are reading this now and enjoying it very much. It roughly compares to Dr. Seuss in that it stands separate from the vast majority of children's books in that you can read it as an adult and enjoy it too.
Publishers Weekly, 2004-03-08 The classic Where the Sidewalk Ends: 30th Anniversary Special Edition by Shel Silverstein is reissued with 12 new poems that were not part of the original. Joining Hector the Collector, Ridiculous Rose and the Glurpy Slurpy Skakagrall ("Who's standing right behind you") are new poems including "Mr. Grumpledump's Song" ("Everything's wrong,/ Days are too long,/ Sunshine's too hot,/ Wind is too strong") and "The Unfunny Jester" ("The jester did a funny leap,/ The prince and princess fell asleep"). (Feb.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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