What Wee Read
Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein
We loved Shel Silverstein's poetry as kids – the quirky characters like Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout (who refused to take the garbage out), the imaginative little Peggy Ann McKay (who didn't want to go to school one day), and the inspiring folksy sweetness of "I will not play at tug o' war. I'd rather play at hug o' war." Now we're starting to share these poems with our own kids – and getting lots of giggles. Where the Sidewalk Ends, Silverstein's first compilation that revolutionized the previously kinda boring world of children's poetry back in 1974, is a perfect place to start.