Today’s poem in our Poetree Calendar is the title poem from the often hilarious and frequently anarchic I’m Just No Good At Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups by Chris Harris and illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Lane Smith.
Full of rule-breaking, word play and mischief, this is an enormously enjoyable collection to read out loud. Publishers Weekly likens this début collection of poetry to the work of Seuss and Ogden Nash! Lane’s illustrations are equally inventive, and have just as strong a “voice” as that of the author, with lots of interplay and nods between the two.
Do take the time to listen to an interview with Chris Harris on NPR, which includes a reading of the poem which features in our calendar today.
I’m delighted to say that I have one copy of I’m Just No Good At Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups to giveaway!
Simply leave a comment on this post to be in with a chance of winning. The giveaway is open worldwide (thought note, this is the UK edition of the collection, which is very slightly different from the US edition) and will remain open for one week, ie until 5pm UK time 21st December. I will then contact the winner by email. They will have 3 days to confirm their postal address to me, and I’ll put the book in the post. The book will NOT arrive before Christmas, but think of it like a bonus post-xmas present!
Earn an extra entry to this giveaway by tweeting something like:
Win a copy of I’m Just No Good At Rhyming by Chris Harris & illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Lane Smith on @playbythebook’s blog http://www.playingbythebook.net/2017/12/14/im-just-no-good-at-rhyming/
Open worldwide until 5pm (UK time) December 21
Don’t forget to leave a link to your tweet as a separate comment in order for it to count as a second entry.
My thanks go to the publishers, Macmillan, for providing the giveaway copy.
UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed. It was won by Elli Woollard.