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

Chris Harris, Lane Smith

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Published: 20th Sep '18


A laugh-out-loud poetry collection for kids from How I Met Your Mother screenwriter Chris Harris, richly illustrated by the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Lane Smith.

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“Highly recommended. I think it will make children wriggle with delight” – Stephen FryIf I ever find myself holding a gecko . . .I’ll lecko.Forget what you think you know about poetry – this is something totally different. Chris Harris’ I’m Just No Good At Rhyming combines wit, wordplay and nonsense with visual and verbal tricks to make you look at the world in a new and wonderfully upside-down way, reminiscent of Spike Milligan.I’m just no good at rhyming.It makes me feel so bad.I’m just no good at rhyming,And that’s why I’m so blue.This entirely unique collection of wildly witty words offers a surprise around every corner, from the ongoing rivalry between the author and illustrator (mean poem and cruel portrait included), to the mysteriously misnumbered pages that can only be deciphered by a certain code-cracking verse, to a poem that is 100% genuinely infinite. Meet a balding werewolf, competitive boulders, a birthday piranha, and find out if grown-ups really are better!Why are grown-ups better than kids?’Cause we got what it takes -We never, ever, ever, ever, ever, make mistaeks!Adding to the fun: Lane Smith, winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for There Is a Tribe of Kids, has spectacularly illustrated this extraordinary collection with nearly one hundred pieces of appropriately absurd art. It’s a mischievous match made in heaven and the perfect gift for creative kids or immature grown-ups.

Additional information

Weight 0.512 kg
Dimensions 16 × 180 × 227 mm
Page Count 192