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Reddit reviews on Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings

Sentiment score: 4
Reddit mentions: 10

We found 10 Reddit mentions of Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings. Here are the top ones.

Where the Sidewalk Ends Poems and Drawings

Found 10 comments on Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings:

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/WTF

That poem is by Shel Silverstien. The same guy who wrote this and this.

u/terriblehashtags · 2 pointsr/daddit

As a mom who was equally pragmatic about her pregnancy -- at the anatomy scan, I made halloween skeleton decoration jokes instead of being all excited about the tech finding my fetus's penis, she was very upset with me -- I would recommend Emily Oster's books. She and her husband are behavioral economists, and so their approach a lot of the fluffy "recommendations" and "averages" people tell soon-to-be and new parents was to look at studies to find whatever data they could to support it.

Here's her Amazon page, you'll want copies of both "Expecting better" -- her pregnancy book -- and "Cribsheet" -- her early parenting book. They've reassured both my husband and me about what's actually good precautions and what's just hysteria, and I've referenced Cribsheet at least twice more since actually giving birth. You can also back your wife's and your decisions up with real studies and data when people decide to offer advice you didn't ask for that runs counter to what you want to do.

I'd also recommend the parenting classes the hospital should offer new parents, for everything from how labor will go to new parent awareness. Some of it feels really dumb and sentimental, but some was good reminders and stuff I never thought about -- like how cleaner looks like juice to little kids. (Also, fetuses are swimming in their own pee in the womb.)

Finally, we were gifted an encyclopedia-esque book aimed for fathers at my baby shower. I'll look up the title at home -- my very reserved husband has enjoyed reading it for what's to come type stuff.

PS: You'll want a copy of this book for bedtime, especially when he's little, and Shel Silverstein poetry is much better than any children's book to read at nighttime when they're too little to pay attention to the pictures. All the docs want out of reading to your kids is just talking to them... all the time... so read something you like.

u/allergictoapples · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have this Shel Silverstein book on my list. I adore his writing and have fond childhood memories of reading them!

Thanks for the contest!

u/SpliffDr · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Shel Silverstein was my favorite growing up! Have not seen this book in years... Something about his poems always made me happy:)