No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems Of Childhood

No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems Of Childhood

No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood

Get ready to laugh out loud with Calvin Trillin's first collection of poems for children (and nearby grown-ups). Enjoy the whimsical cartoon illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator Roz Chast as you find out if Justin is "the awfulest kid in the class," if there's anything that Matt won't eat, and if you can send back a new baby brother.

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...

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