If you think it’s rotten to be sad,
Here’s a book to make you glad.
Chris Harris tried to write a poem.
In truth he wrote more than one,
And they are more than just a little fun.
(not ho hum)
Lane Smith did every illustration,
Except maybe went on vacation
For the “Alphabet Book” portion –
Kind of a surprise distortion
Of what you might have expected,
But let’s not get redirected.
From author’s note to the last rhyme,
Read and laugh and postpone bedtime.
Your kids will love this cheerful book
More than a chef loves to bake.
I highly recommend I’m Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups by Chris Harris, illustrated by Lane Smith, for your child or your classroom. It’s clever and fun, a refreshing book that will make you smile. To hear more, you can listen to Harris’ interview with Scott Simon on NPR here.