Where the Sidewalk Ends Poems and Illustrations by Shel Silverstein
It started as a jumping rope. Now no one knows what it is.
This book is a collection of silly children's poems and illustrations. Many of which, when you read them, seem to have little to no substantial meaning. Also, there is no real theme to the book itself besides this silliness, and encouragement of a child's imagination. The poems themselves can be about anything, from little girls that eat whales to little boys that wear the toilet plunger as a hat. Sometimes the poems can be sad, but most of the time they will make you smile. The title of the book itself serves as both the book's title and the title of one of the poems that can be found inside. The book was first published in 1974 and was claimed as a children's classic. It has been translated into over 20 different languages.