Title: I'm Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups
By: Chris Harris
Call #: x811 Harri.C
This is one of those gems of a kid’s book that adults will love. It’s packed with clever stuff that your 6-year old will get on one level and you will laugh at on another. It’s a perfect tool to teach the future generation the joys of irony, satire, parody, and what I call slightly snarky humor. Even older kids will enjoy this since I believe most 10 to 13-year olds have a highly developed sense of the ridiculous. There are two pieces I especially love: the title poem which will make even a little one giggle with delight; and check out the “Alphabet Book by the Laziest Artist in the World” (page 11) for something that had a group of adults guffawing loudly.