I'm Just No Good At Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups
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Short Description: 'Highly recommended. I think it will make children wriggle with delight.' - Stephen Fry.... Read more
'Highly recommended. I think it will make children wriggle with delight.' - Stephen Fry.
If I ever find myself holding a gecko . . .
Forget what you think you know about poetry - this is something totally different. Chris Harris's 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 Shel Silverstein.
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.
I'm Just No Good At Rhyming Hardback edition by Chris Harris
- Chris Harris
- Illustrated by
- Lane Smith
- Pan Macmillan , Two Hoots
- Publication date
- Oct 19, 2017
- Interest Age
- 7 - 9 years
- Product dimensions
- 188 x 234 x 21mm
Chapter - 1: The Abdominal Snowman
Chapter - 2: Alphabet Book (by the Laziest Artist in the World)
Chapter - 3: The Argument
Chapter - 4: The Child's Farewell
Chapter - 5: Chocolate for Breakfast
Chapter - 6: A Cold-Air Balloon
Chapter - 7: The Cyclops Just Got Glasses
Chapter - 8: Deep in the Land of Ca'narot
Chapter - 9: Disneyland Had Nothing on This Place
Chapter - 10: The Door
Chapter - 11: The Duel
Chapter - 12: Eight
Chapter - 13: Even the Butterfly
Chapter - 14: Fight Fire with Fire?
Chapter - 15: The Frog Race
Chapter - 16: The Gecko
Chapter - 17: The Good-Child Test
Chapter - 18: Good Things
Chapter - 19: Grown-Ups Are Better (I)
Chapter - 20: Grown-Ups Are Better (II)
Chapter - 21: Grown-Ups Are Better (III)
Chapter - 22: Hey, Kids! Get Your Parents to Read You This Poem!
Chapter - 23: Hey, We Finally Found Someone Who Knows That Story About the Snail Who Saved San Francisco!
Chapter - 24: How the Fourth-Grader Communicates
Chapter - 25: How to Designate an Ungulate
Chapter - 26: The Hungry Giraffe
Chapter - 27: I Am Not Even Going to Talk About This Next Thing
Chapter - 28: I Don't Like My Illustrator
Chapter - 29: I Love Quiet
Chapter - 30: The Ice Cream Mondae
Chapter - 31: If You Ever Have to Memorize a Poem of Twenty Lines or Longer and Deliver It to Your Class, Then This Is a Pretty Good Choice
Chapter - 32: I'm Always Happy in My Room
Chapter - 33: I'm Just No Good at Rhyming
Chapter - 34: I'm Old for My Age
Chapter - 35: I'm Shy on the Outside
Chapter - 36: The Incredible Bargain
Chapter - 37: The Incredible Story of the Day the Glistening City of San Francisco Was Saved from Certain Destruction by a Lowly Snail
Chapter - 38: Infinity Poem
Chapter - 39: The Invisible Horse
Chapter - 40: The Island Where Everyone's Toby
Chapter - 41: Jack Makes a Fatal Strategic Blunder
Chapter - 42: Jack Sprat (Updated)
Chapter - 43: Jigsaw Puzzle Difficulty Chart
Chapter - 44: Just Be Yourself
Chapter - 45: Just Because I'm a Turkey Sandwich and Some Chips Doesn't Mean I Don't Have Feelings Too, You Know!
Chapter - 46: The Last Time I Ever Went Down to Breakfast Without Making My Bed
Chapter - 47: The Latest Bedtime of All
Chapter - 48: The Lemonade Stand Stand
Chapter - 49: Let's Meet Right Here in Twenty-Five Years
Chapter - 50: The Little Hurts
Chapter - 51: Live Each Day Like It's Your Last
Chapter - 52: The Loser's Cheer
Chapter - 53: L-O-V-E
Chapter - 54: Luck
Chapter - 55: The Monster Under My Bed Instead Is Dead
Chapter - 56: Moral: If It's Not Your Magic Wand, Leave It Alone
Chapter - 57: My Dessert Tummy
Chapter - 58: Never Switch Your Laundry Detergent with Your Dishwasher Detergent
Chapter - 59: The New Bad Word
Chapter - 60: Nothing Is Impossible (The Teacher and the Child)
Chapter - 61: Nothing Rhymes with Duthing
Chapter - 62: The Nursery Rhyme "Little Boy Blue", With Some Words Replaced by Delicious Greek Food
Chapter - 63: The Old Woman Who Lived in Achoo
Chapter - 64: On My Intentions of Expanding My Experiences Eating Garden Cuisine, with an Approximate Time Frame Included
Chapter - 65: On the Other Hand, They Both Hate Dandelions
Chapter - 66: The One-Eyed Orr
Chapter - 67: Out on the Farm on a Saturday Night
Chapter - 68: The Parent's Response
Chapter - 69: Picture Puzzle!
Chapter - 70: The Poem That's Titled "The Door"
Chapter - 71: The Poem That's Titled "The Poem That's Titled `The Door'"
Chapter - 72: The Poem That's Titled "The Poem That's Titled `The Poem That's Titled "The Door"'"
Chapter - 73: The Poem That's Titled "The Poem That's Titled `The Poem That's Titled "The Poem That's Titled `The Door'"'"
Chapter - 74: The Race
Chapter - 75: The Remarkable Age
Chapter - 76: Re-verse
Chapter - 77: Roller Coaster + Earthquake = ?
Chapter - 78: The Rules of "TIC"
Chapter - 79: Sally the Centipede Gets Her Shoes On to Take a Walk with Her Mum
Chapter - 80: The Secret of My Art
Chapter - 81: A Short Saga
Chapter - 82: The Shortest Anaconda in the World
Chapter - 83: Somebody Stole My Bagel's Hole
Chapter - 84: Sometimes I Don't Want to Share
Chapter - 85: The Sweetest Lullaby Ever (for Parents to Tell Their Children)
Chapter - 86: Ten Ginormous Hippos Jumped on a Bed
Chapter - 87: 'Tis Better
Chapter - 88: Toasted Knight for Lunch Again?
Chapter - 89: Trapped!
Chapter - 90: Two Roads
Chapter - 91: Under My Dragon's Wing
Chapter - 92: Unfair Riddle #1
Chapter - 93: Unfair Riddle #2
Chapter - 94: Unfair Riddle #3
Chapter - 95: The Unipede
Chapter - 96: The Valleys Shape the Mountains
Chapter - 97: The Way We're All the Same
Chapter - 98: What? You Think I Have a Bad Memory?
Chapter - 99: What Happened to Us Monsters? (The Mummy's Lament)
Chapter - 100: The Whydoo Inside You
Chapter - 101: The World's Best Offer
Chapter - 102: Worst. Birthday Party. Ever.
Chapter - 103: Yes Means No and No Means Yes
Chapter - 104: Yesterday's Tomorrow
Chapter - 105: You'll Never Feel as Tall as When You're Ten