One of the many joys of parenthood is that it’s given me the opportunity to rediscover the work of Shel Silverstein. Reading bits and scraps of Where the Sidewalk Ends has become a nightly bedtime activity of late. The oddball drawings make great reference points for Talia who isn’t reading yet. Remember Jimmy Jet and his TV set? Just think, our kids will have no idea what “VERT.” and “HORIZ.” are.

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