Gathering Readers: Virtual Discussion on Where the Sidewalk Ends


This post is much delayed. Thanks to some of my vigilant participants, they reminded me that this virtual discussion is not up yet. And so here goes, lovely Gathering Readers book club members.

where the sidewalk ends

Discussion Questions

  1. What is your favorite poem from the entire collection? Share why you liked that poem.
  2. Do you have other favorite poets? Who are they?
  3. Have you finished reading the entire book? What did you think about Shel Silverstein’s poetry?
  4. What are your thoughts about the title of the book? Why do you think is it called such?

That’s it, dear friends.

Do chime in if you’ve read the book and join our Virtual Discussion.

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

11 comments on “Gathering Readers: Virtual Discussion on Where the Sidewalk Ends

  1. Myka Bacsal

    1. My favorite poem is the invitation poem because it was so heart warming and welcoming
    2. My favorite poets are Karen Hesse ( i’ve read parts of her dust novel ) Margarita engle, Maya Angelou.
    3. No I’m not finished yet, I am so sorry but i have to do this biography project in my school and its due by the end of the month.
    4. I think that Shel Silverstein is a genius an the poetry there are funny and incredible, i think Shel Silverstein named the book where the sidewalk ends because there is a poem in the book titled where the sidewalk ends and it talks about a sidewalk that ends that has soft grass and a sun thats is sparkling, in the poem it talks about how the beauties of nature is shown where the sidewalk ends


  2. 1.I like the story peanut-butter sandwich. It is exciting how they tried to wrench the peanut butter sandwich out.
    2. No. I don’t really read poem books.
    3. Yes. It is a very interesting book which makes you feel like you are in the poem.
    4. I think it is because he wants to express the nature is shown where the sidewalk ends


  3. Sophie Graham

    My favorite poem was ‘sister for sale’ because I feel like that sometimes.
    My favorite poet is Robert Frost because its always creepy.
    I did not finish the book but I like what I read.
    I do not know why he chose the title of the book, but I like it


  4. madilyn graham

    me and my giant


  5. madilyn graham

    no,I don’t have any poem books


  6. madilyn graham

    no i did not finish it because I only had the book for a week.I think that shel silversten is a great author.


  7. madilyn graham

    I think that the book should have a different name because it does not talk about where the side walk ends.I do not know why it is called where the side walk ends.


  8. 1.The Magic Eraser.It is very interesting.
    2.No.I do not usually read poem books
    3.Yes.I think that they are very creative and captivating.
    4.Maybe it is because it is the main poem of this book


  9. 1. l like the crocodiles toothache because it is soooooo funny!!!!!
    2. l enjoy Shakesphere. (l don’t know how to spell it….) ((l also enjoy writing poems))
    3. l have not finished reading the book but so far it rocks!!!!
    4. lf the book was called ‘Where the sidewalk ends’, why isn’t the poem ‘Where the sidewalk ends’ at the end?


  10. l love writing stories too…


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