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Meet the 21st century Shel Silverstein!
Chris Harris's debut poetry collection molds wit and wordplay, nonsense and oxymoron, and visual and verbal sleight-of-hand in masterful ways that make you look at the world in a whole new wonderfully upside-down way.
This entirely unique collection offers a surprise around every corner, from the ongoing rivalry between the author and illustrator, to the mysteriously misnumbered pages that can only be deciphered by a certain code-cracking poem, to the rhyming fact-checker in the footnotes who points out when "poetic license" gets out of hand. Adding to the fun: Lane Smith, bestselling creator of beloved hits like It's a Book and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, has spectacularly illustrated this extraordinary collection with nearly one hundred pieces of appropriately absurd art. It's a mischievous match made in heaven!
★ “The whole production is a worthy heir to Silverstein, Seuss, and even Ogden Nash.” –Publishers Weekly
★ “A surefire winner for reading aloud or for snickering with under the covers.” –School Library Journal
★ “The inspired and inspiring sense of play knows no bounds.” –Kirkus
★ "[A] moving, madcap anthem to language ... sure to stand the test of time." -Booklist
★"There's not a dud in the bunch." -Horn Book