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I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups Hardcover – 26 September 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
A New York Times Editors' Choice
An NPR Best Book of 2017
An Amazon Best Book of 2017
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2017
A News & Observer Wilde Award Book of 2017
A Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth 2017 Selection
A Kirkus Best Middle-Grade Books of 2017 Selection
School Library Journal's Best Books of 2017
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books of 2017
An Iowa Public Radio Best Children's Books to Give in 2017
100 Scope Notes Top 20 Books of 2017
School Library Journal's Fuse #8 Blog - 2017 Poetry Books for Kids
A Nerdies 2017 Selection
NCTE's 2018 Notable Poetry Books
ALA-ALSC Notable Books for Children List 2018
A Parents' Choice Award Gold Winner for Audio Books 2018



*"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


*"A magnificently wacky romp through verse... This moving, madcap anthem to language is sure to stand the test of time."
--Booklist, starred review


*"Comedy gold... This is one collection that rewards repeat visits."--The Horn Book, 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


*"There's not a dud in the bunch."
--The Horn Book, starred review


*"Those who claim to hate poetry will enjoy this riotous compilation.... A surefire winner for reading aloud or for snickering with under the covers."
--School Library Journal, starred review


"Funniest book of the year for kids? Gosh, there's a lot of competition out there but...YES, YES, ALL RIGHT, YOU GOT ME! This is probably the funniest book of 2017 for kids."
--Betsy Bird, A Fuse #8 Production


"It's a veritable sundae of delights-layers of puns, word games, visual jokes-that I honestly would give to any kid ages short to tall."

--NPR's Book Concierge


"This inspired collection of nonsense verse from the executive producer of How I Met Your Mother showcases a rare gift for wacky wordplay."--People

"This Hollywood writer and award-winning illustrator might just make all of us--the kids and the grown-ups--smile again."--The New York Times

About the Author

Chris Harris was a writer and executive producer for shows such as How I Met Your Mother 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, and The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, among many others. His books have been New York Times Best Illustrated Books on four occasions. Lane and his wife, book designer Molly Leach, live in rural Connecticut.


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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (26 September 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0316266574
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0316266574
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 7 - 10 years
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 19.05 x 2.22 x 23.81 cm
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