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I Am Just No Good At Rhyming… It’s A GiveAway…

February 12th, 2018 · 12 Comments

So it’s Monday and I am kicking off this week with a GiveAway… we ended our school year last year, with reading this book and as we are getting ready to begin our new school year… this book was top of the list to begin again. We decided to create a GiveAway Post for you…

Written by Chris Harris, who writes funny and sometimes slightly cheeky poetry. And illustrated by Lane Smith, an artist who we absolutely love and adore. If you have kids who think they don’t like poetry, then this is the book for them. We read this book around the table with a ton of friends and all of them from tiny to teens found something hysterically funny that appealed to them. Think wriggly boys and chattering girls, all saying just one more…


We thought we would show you a couple of clever poems…

I think we live with a couple of giraffes…

Now you know why you always ask for a Sundae, not a Mondae!!!

The grumpiest girl ever…

Love how the illustrator and author chat between the lines.

And isn’t this the truth…

And this “Spot the Difference”…

If you have a couple of kids with a slightly wacky sense of humour or kids that are convinced that poetry is not for them, then this is the perfect poetry book to dive in and try. If you have kids that think poetry is boring and something that they have to dread…. then this one is playful poetry at it’s best.

The GiveAway


We have a copy of I’m Just No Good at Rhyming to GiveAway, from PanMacmillan South Africa, for one lucky reader. This GiveAway works in the usual way, leave a comment before the end of play on Sunday, 18 January 2018 and tell us your favourite poem. We will draw and publish the winners in the Fabulous Fun Post after that. I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

Our GiveAways are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you! Good luck and happy commenting!!!

We would really like to thank PanMacMillan Books South Africa for providing us with the books to review and GiveAway for this post. We would like to declare that this is not a sponsored post, we were not paid to do these reviews, just provided with books. All the opinions are as usual, entirely our own!!!

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Debbie // Feb 13, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Oh my, that’s just brilliant. Wacky senses of humour abound in our house!
    I think our favorite/most quoted poem fits in the wacky category…
    “I wish I was a glow worm
    ‘Cause glow worms are never glum
    ‘Cause how can you be grumpy
    When the sun shines out your …”

  • 2 Lizanne // Feb 13, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Oh this looks like the most fun book! My kids would probably prefer these poems over the Robert Louis Stevenson ones I have been reading πŸ˜‰ I think my favourite poem ever is by Spike Mulligan and it’s called Ladles and Jellyspoons… it’s also the only poem I ever managed to memorise (who had time for Shakespeare sonnets πŸ˜‰ )

  • 3 Heide // Feb 13, 2018 at 8:02 am

    The Traitor by Leonard Cohen. I’m a LC fan!

  • 4 Helen Mattern // Feb 13, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    This book looks fabulous ! My favourite poem is If by Rudyard Kipling. Not very original, but there you go!

  • 5 Nikki // Feb 14, 2018 at 7:38 am

    I’m always game!

    Happy Valentines day. Missing the Se7en crowd to pieces.


  • 6 Jo // Feb 14, 2018 at 8:05 am

    I’m sure my kids would love this! I don’t know many poems to quote, or have a favourite, but I do love nursery rhymes (I teach little tots!)

  • 7 Anita // Feb 14, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Well you know I am married to a poet! So his poems are naturally my favorites!

  • 8 Brenda // Feb 15, 2018 at 8:00 am

    I like “Who Has Seen The Wind?” By Christina Rossetti, but one of my favorites when I was in elementary school was “The Meehoo With an Exactlywatt” by Shel Silverstein!

  • 9 Claire // Feb 16, 2018 at 7:40 am

    We don’t have a favourite poem but are really enjoying Songs and Verse by Roald Dahl at the moment.

  • 10 Tiffany W. // Feb 16, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Dr. Seuss books are favorites around here the whole stories are one long poem. This book looks great! And so funny! πŸ™‚

  • 11 Ellen // Feb 18, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Our favourite poem is Table Manners(The Goops) by Gelett Burgess

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