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I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups Hardcover – September 26, 2017
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Praise for I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups:
A New York Times Bestseller
An Amazon Best Book of October
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2017
*"A frolicking romp through the zany world of nonsense verse.... Visual, aural, and downright guffaw-inspiring puns and riddles abound in this wildly imaginative and cleverly illustrated debut collection. The inspired and inspiring sense of play knows no bounds."
―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
*"Those who claim to hate poetry will enjoy this riotous compilation.... Fans of Ogden Nash, Shel Silverstein, and Jack Prelutsky will rejoice in finding another member of their gang. Smith matches Harris's wit with his own zaniness.... A surefire winner for reading aloud or for snickering with under the covers."
―School Library Journal, starred review
*"Hits a poetry trifecta: high energy, rhymes that can rival Cole Porter's, and a torrent of ideas...a worthy heir to Silverstein, Seuss, and even Ogden Nash."
―Publishers Weekly, starred review
*"A magnificently wacky romp through verse... This moving, madcap anthem to language is sure to stand the test of time."
―Booklist, starred review
*"There's not a dud in the bunch."
―The Horn Book, starred review
*"Comedy gold... There's not a dud in the bunch--this is one collection that rewards repeat visits."―The Horn Book, starred review
"I am a grown man and this book made me laugh out loud. When I was a kid, this was the kind of book that made me want to make comedy."
―Jason Segel, actor, screenwriter, producer, and author of Nightmares!
"This book, with its loony poems and seriously weird illustrations, is 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
"Chris Harris is a poet and everyone should know it! Love this book!"
―Andrea Beaty, bestselling author of Rosie Revere, Engineer
About the Author
Chris Harris is a writer and executive producer for How I Met Your Mother and The Great Indoors, and a writer for The Late Show with David Letterman. His pieces have appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, ESPN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and on NPR. He was also the author of the anti-travel guide Don't Go Europe! He lives in Los Angeles.
Lane Smith wrote and illustrated Grandpa Green, which was a 2012 Caldecott Honor book, and It's a Book, which has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. His other works include the national bestsellers Madam President and John, Paul, George & Ben, the Caldecott Honor winner The Stinky Cheese Man, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, Math Curse, and Science Verse, among others. His books have been New York Times Best Illustrated Books on four occasions. In 2012 the Eric Carle Museum named him an Honor Artist for lifelong innovation in the field of children's books, and in 2014 he received the Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement award. Lane and his wife, book designer Molly Leach, live in rural Connecticut.