I'm Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-upsBook - 2017
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, Harris's hilarious debut 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 such 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!
"Ridiculous, nonsensical, peculiar, outrageous, possibly deranged--and utterly, totally, absolutely delicious. Read it! Immediately!" --Judith Viorst, bestselling author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
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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 goi... Read More »
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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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