Where the Sidewalk Ends – Shel Silverstein


My 3rd grade teacher has this book in our classroom library and everyday, she reads a one or two poems to us. All of us love this book and I recently got it from the library and showed it to my mom. My mom and dad were also fascinated with this book.

This is a spectacular poetry book! The poet, Shel Silverstein has written some very comical poems. Some poems are scary, while others talk about improbable stuff like the “man who lost his head”! Some others are just laugh-out-loud funny and others so ridiculous that you just have to smile at them. He paints such good pictures with his words, that you can almost imagine the poems happening in real life. ┬áThis is my favorite collection of poetry.

Here is an amazon link to the book.


The Mystery of the Loch Ness Monster

LochNess1I picked up these two books from the library because I wanted to read about this scary monster that might be a plesiosaur. (I read about plesiosaurs in the Dinosaur Cove Series book “Swimming with the Plesiosaur”).

Loch means lake in Scottish. The scientist investigate in Loch Ness Lake if this monster is real.

I finished reading one book and then when I started reading the other one, I realized that the words in both the books were similar and the pictures were exactly the same! Then I compared the covers and realized that the author was the same, Holly Wallace. If you zoom into the picture above, you’ll see it. Looks like I picked up different editions of the same book! Look at the inside picture below comparing the two books.