No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems Of Childhood
No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood
Inspired by some of Calvin Trillin's real-life experiences, No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood celebrates the humor of familiar everyday topics.
From School Library Journal
Gr 2–5—Longtime contributors to The New Yorker combine their talents in this collection of rhyming poetry with ink and watercolor cartoons. Zany and humorous, the illustrations tend only to reinforce plot points, with little to no attempt to extend themes. Rare exceptions occur, such as in "The Backseat," where a brother grimaces and cringes away from his sister as she crowds him in a car's backseat. Anyone who sat in a similar position with their sibling can relate to Trillin's chant "she'll slowly, slowly, slowly start to slide/Till parts of her are clearly on my side" and will...