I'm Just No Good At Rhyming on National Poetry Day

28 September 2017

We love this book of poems which are great for children, but will appeal to the sillier adults amongst us too! There’s a real mix of humour, whimsy and absurdity and many of the rhymes have made us laugh out loud at our desks.



Chris Harris, who is a writer and executive producer for the US hit sit-com, How I Met Your Mother, and Lane Smith, who won the Kate Greenaway Medal earlier this year with There Is a Tribe of Kids, have clearly had a lot of fun putting this collection together.

There’s an interplay between the poems and the illustrations which is unique, from the little paragraph in the front of the book about the page numbers, the indices (especially the index of poems that were NOT included in the book), to the dedications – and the poems themselves, of course.
 


But don’t just take our word for it:
 
“This book made me laugh and laugh and laugh.”
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, actor, author, star of How I Met Your Mother
 
“I'm just no good at describing how wonderful this book is. Smart and sweetwild and wicked, brilliantly funny – it's everything a book for kids should be.”
BJ NOVAK, actor and bestselling author of The Book With No Pictures
 
“There once was a poet named Chris,
Whose book is quite hard to dismiss,
His poetry skill
Gives me quite a thrill
And it’s hard to write poetry, particularly if it’s supposed to rhyme or fit into a certain rhythm, and if you don’t believe me, take a look at this.”
LEMONY SNICKETbestselling author of A Series of Unfortunate Events
 
“The latest collaboration by dream team comedy writer Chris Harris and CILIP Greenaway medal winning illustrator Lane Smith is two biscuits short of a full picnic.”
The Book Sniffer
 
“Chris Harris has written the smartest, funniest and most downright mischievous poems that are guaranteed to amuse and entertain, which have been divinely illustrated by Lane Smith.”
Book Lover Jo
 
“Beautifully designed and packaged, I’m Just No Good at Rhyming will make a gorgeous present for any lovers of poetry, but might also be just the perfect way to win the ‘poetry doubters’ over.” Librarymice.com