I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups

I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups

Meet Chris Harris, the 21st-century Shel Silverstein! Already lauded by critics as a worthy heir to such greats as Silverstein, Seuss, Nash and Lear, his hilarious debut poetry collection molds wit and wordplay, nonsense and oxymoron, and visual and verbal sleight-of-hand in masterful ways that make you look at the world in a whole new wonderfully upside-down way. With enthusiastic endorsements from bestselling luminaries as Lemony Snicket, Judith Viorst, Andrea Beaty, and many others, this entirely unique collection offers a surprise around every corner: from the ongoing rivalry between the author and illustrator, to the mysteriously misnumbered pages that can only be deciphered by a certain code-cracking poem, to the rhyming fact-checker in the footnotes who points out when "poetic license" gets out of hand. Adding to the fun: Lane Smith, bestselling creator of beloved hits like It's a Book and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, has spectacularly illustrated this extraordinary collection with nearly one hundred pieces of appropriately absurd art. It's a mischievous match made in heaven!

Title:I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316266574
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    I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups Reviews

  • Sheri

    A fun collection of poems and amusing epigrams that will make you giggle and may even teach you a lesson or two. Some of my favorites:Grown-ups Are Better (I)The Good-child TestAlphabet Book (by the L...

  • Betsy

    What exactly constitutes a celebrity childrens book these days? See, it all used to be so simple when it was just actors and musicians inflicting their words on our young. In the good old days you cou...

  • La Coccinelle

    I'm Just No Good at Rhyming reminds me of some of Shel Silverstein's collections of poetry. Some poems are goofy, some are quite deep, others are kind of stupid... but, overall, this is a nice collect...

  • Emily

    As an immature grown up, this was an amazing read and I laughed out loud. And I don't usually like poetry. I cannot wait to share it with kids....

  • Laura Harrison

    This poetry book is so incredibly funny I can hardly stand it. The kids are going to go nuts for this one. Choosing Lane Smith to illustrate was pure genius. I hope I'm No Good at Rhyming... is hand s...

  • Liz

    I originally checked this book out to read with my children, but after reading a bit with them, I read it cover to cover by myself. This book is a lot like Shel Silverstein...but so much better! I lit...

  • Monica Edinger

    Love this book. Chris Harris is a worthy heir to Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, A. A. Milne, Ogden Nash, and more I can't think of right now. Finished it on my own, but best has been reading it aloud to ...

  • Jenny

    One of the funniest poetry collections I have read ever--I like it better than Shel Silverstein or Dr. Seuss. Hilarious poems with wonderful rhythm. Enthralling for kids and adults. My 6-year-old love...

  • Debbie

    Laugh-out-loud funny poems! Loved the combination of poet and illustrator! They play well with each other! There's a lot of cleverness in this book. Definitely one that you can read over and over agai...

  • Mike Scardino

    Roses are red,Violets are blue,This book is great fun,And that's my opinion....