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

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"An illustrated collection of comically irreverent rhyming poems for readers of all ages, ranging in topic from avocados and anacondas to zombies and zebras (dressed like ghosts)"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780316266574
Characteristics: 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Lane


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In the tradition of Shel Silverstein, Chris Harris’ collection of poems and ‘other nonsense’ gives elementary and middle grade readers plenty to think and laugh about. It’s really an impressive book – I found myself marveling at how many comical and clever ideas Harris was able to cram into its 2... Read More »

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Apr 26, 2018

Laugh out loud poems along with thoughtful wit. If you like Shel Silverstein you'll like Chris Harris too.

LPL_MattL Feb 18, 2018

This poetry collection is cleverly written using absurdist humor that reads like a modern day successor to "Where the Sidewalk Ends." Lane Smith's illustrations fit perfectly and often interact with the text to break the fourth wall. I read it all in one sitting and I foresee myself going back to it often! I think it can serve as an ideal gateway book for children who might be hesitant to give poetry a try.

PimaLib_JeanSC Jan 03, 2018

Poems that make you laugh out loud. Chris Harris writes more than just nonsense, though. Check out "The Little Hurts" and "I'm Shy on the Outside." His poetry also resonates.

JCLChrisK Dec 21, 2017

A wonderfully witty, playful, and original collection of poems that belongs right beside Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky, and the other giants of children's poetry. The best I've read in a long time. The humor variously emerges from wordplay, topics, themes, typography, logic games, meta- and self-references, and more, with surprising, well-timed breaks for earnestness and wisdom every so often. Highly recommended.

Ms_Gaye Oct 27, 2017

Funniest children's poetry author since Prelutsky and Silverstein.


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JCLChrisK Dec 21, 2017

The Good-Child Test

I used special ink on this poem's last line
That some children see and some don't.
If you're a good child, then you'll read it just fine--


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