Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Best Gift for a Girl Who Loves to Read

Why people love it
  • Best-selling kids’ poetry book of all time
  • Silly words delight children
  • Simple, easy-to-understand content

A handful of adults complain the poems are dark. Eh, so are most fairy tales - but that doesn’t stop parents and teachers from reading them to kids.


Why she’s gotta have it: If she’s an avid reader, Where the Sidewalk Ends deserves a permanent spot on her bookshelf. Make sure you add a personal note inside of the cover because this is the kind of book she’ll treasure for years.

Simple black-and-white sketches bring the whimsical poems to life. Your gift recipient will giggle as she reads silly poems about the sinking homemade boat and Terrible Theresa picking the middle pancake. The poems are geared toward kids age 4 to 10, but they’re fun for all ages.

Price: As of November 2017, this book is only around $13 on Amazon. However, the list price is $19.99. You get free shipping if you’re a Prime member.

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