This invitation — from Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends — serves as introduction to the charming book and, for kids and adults alike, an invitation to the world of poetry.

A big thank you to visitors who “liked” and commented on our recent post of “Writer Waiting,” a poem and illustration from Falling Up by Shel Silverstein. This was the biggest all-time response to a post in the seven-month history of the Silver Birch Press blog. Thank you to Ivon Prefontaine for reblogging the post at his site (Teacher as Transformer), where he has over 1,000 followers.